MSD10G

End of Life (EOL)

Overview

The SDC-MSD10G provides all key Summit brand hardware and software in a Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) module, The SDC-MSD10G is ideal for integration in application specific devices like portable data terminals, portable printers and medical devices. Hardware innovations enable the SDC-MSD10G module to provide far greater performance and range than WLAN radio modules designed for office and consumer applications while minimizing power consumption and allowing for operation in challenging environments.

Note: This product has reached end of production and is available on a limited basis only.

Specifications

Certifications
Wi-Fi Alliance:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g. WPA Enterprise WPA2 Enterprise. Cisco Compatible Extensions (Version 4).
Chipset (Wireless)
Broadcom BCM4318E
Compliance
ETSI, FCC, IC, MIC. RoHS compliant.
Connector Type
Molex 60-Pin
Dimension (Height - mm)
3.5 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
32 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
22 mm
Input Power
Requirements 3.3 VDC +/- 10%
Mounting
60 pin connector
Operating Channels (2.4 GHz)
ETSI: 13 (3 non-overlapping). FCC: 11 (3 non-overlapping). MIC: 14 (4 non-overlapping). KC: 13 (3 non-overlapping).
Operating Humidity
10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Operating Systems Supported
Windows Mobile, CE, XP Professional, XP Embedded
Power Consumption
Transmit: 440 mA (1320 mW). Receive: 180 mA (594 mW). Standby: 10 mA (33 mW)
Protocols
Media Access: Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA)
Security
Standards: Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), IEEE 802.11i (WPA2). Encryption: Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP, RC4 Algorithm), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP, RC4 Algorithm), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael Algorithm). Encryption Key Provisioning: Static (40 and 128 bit lengths). Pre-Shared (PSK)Dynamic: 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol. Types: EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAP-TLS, LEAP
Weight
.317 oz (9 g)
Antenna Options Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Encryption Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Channels (2.4 GHz) Operating Humidity Operating Systems Supported Power Consumption Protocols Security Weight Wireless Specification
MSD10G U.FL Connector (x2) Broadcom BCM4318E ETSI Molex 60-pin Up to 54 Mbps 3.5 mm 32 mm 22 mm Encryption Key Provisioning: Static (40 and 128 bit lengths). Pre-Shared (PSK)Dynamic: 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol. Types: EAP-FAST 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz 3.3 VDC +/- 10% SDIO +18 dBm Infrastructure and ad hoc ETSI: 13 (3 non-overlapping). FCC: 11 (3 non-overlapping). MIC: 14 (4 non-overlapping). KC: 13 (3 non-overlapping). 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Windows Mobile Transmit: 440 mA (1320 mW). Receive: 180 mA (594 mW). Standby: 10 mA (33 mW) Media Access: Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) Standards: Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) .317 oz (9 g) 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
EN 50392 - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN Statement of Opinion - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15B Test Report - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15C Test Report - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC RF Exp Report - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC Test Report - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC-GZ - MCF10G.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EU Standards Updates.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
CS-DoC-MSD10G 2016.pdf All Certification 02-04-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 03-01-19
RoHSII - REACH Compliance WiFi v1 5.pdf All Certification 02-04-19
Hardware Integration Guide - MSD10G.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
MSD10 MCF10 EOL Announcement.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Frequently Asked Questions - Wi-Fi Software Developers Kit.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - Wi-Fi on Windows XP.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Summit Software Developers Kit.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Usage Notes - Laird Wi-Fi Software.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - Wi-Fi on Windows CE and Mobile.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Laird Connection Manager.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Software Integration Guide - For Windows Embedded.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Laird Regulatory Utility.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
EN 50392 - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
EN Statement of Opinion - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15B Test Report - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15C Test Report - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
FCC RF Exp Report - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
MIC Test Report - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
MIC-GZ - MCF10G.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
EU Standards Updates.pdf MSD10G Certification 01-17-19
CS-DoC-MSD10G 2016.pdf MSD10G Certification 02-04-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 MSD10G Certification 03-01-19
RoHSII - REACH Compliance WiFi v1 5.pdf MSD10G Certification 02-04-19
RoHSII - REACH Compliance WiFi v1 5.pdf MSD10G Certification 02-04-19
Hardware Integration Guide - MSD10G.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
MSD10 MCF10 EOL Announcement.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
Frequently Asked Questions - Wi-Fi Software Developers Kit.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - Wi-Fi on Windows XP.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Summit Software Developers Kit.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
Usage Notes - Laird Wi-Fi Software.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - Wi-Fi on Windows CE and Mobile.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Laird Connection Manager.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
Software Integration Guide - For Windows Embedded.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Laird Regulatory Utility.pdf MSD10G Documentation 01-17-19

FAQ

Are the roam settings used to switch between profiles within the auto profile list?

Yes, here is an example. 1. The auto profile list contains SSID_1 and SSID_2 2. Device is connected to SSID_1 3. RSSI drops below roam trigger, the radio scans for other APs and finds SSID_2 is a better candidate 4. The radio disconnects from SSID_1 and connects to SSID_2

As the PMKcaching, two options in the setting, standard or opmk. What is the definition of these two options?

Standard: indicates PMK Caching: This means that the 802.1x authentication can be skipped on an access point that a client has already authenticated to once before. Only the 4-way handshake needs to happen. This is useful for a client that needs to reconnect to an access point that it roamed away from previously, due to signal loss etc. However, if a client has not roamed to a particular access point during its current working session, it must then authenticate to that specific access point using 802.1x. PMK Caching is the method defined in the 802.11x (WPA/WPA2) specification. Opportunistic Key Caching: With this method, a client device can skip the 802.1x authentication with an access point after a full authentication,and only needs to perform the 4 way handshake when roaming to access points that are centrally managed by the same WLC in an LWAPP or other controller-based infrastructure. This means that the client doesn't need to authenticate with access points that it wants to roam to, as long as the client has authenticated successfully to at least one of the access points in the same zone as the access point that handled the previous successful authentication. In this case, the PMK identifier has been cached at a central location, like the WLC (or wireless switch.) With OKC, the client must support this method for it to be used, even if the infrastructure has been configured with OKC enabled.

Before LCM detects a Wi-Fi radio, how do I hard code the radio module it would use?

The radio chipset value is written by the driver when it loads, and indicates which radio is actually installed. LCM uses this value to determine some parameters that vary between radio types. If you want to hard code the Wi-Fi radio before the driver loads, you can do so with this registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Comm/SDCCF10G1/Parms/Configs/GlobalConfig] "RadioChipSet"=dword:00000006 The values for that registry key are in the sdc_sdk.h as follows: typedef enum _RADIOCHIPSET { RADIOCHIPSET_NONE = 0, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC10 = 1, //BCM4318 RADIOCHIPSET_SDC15 = 2, //BCM4322, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC30 = 3, //AR6002, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC40L = 4, //BCM4319, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC40NBT = 5, //BCM4329, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC45 = 6, //AR6003, RADIOCHIPSET_SDC50 = 7, //AR6004, } RADIOCHIPSET;

Can CE5 and CE6 support SHA-2?

No, the patch that supports SHA-2 is in the Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (April 2016). Prior to that, the OS itself doesn't support it.

DFS channels in KCC

The following channels require DFS in Korea KCC/KC domain. Channel Frequency MHz 52 5260 56 5280 60 5300 64 5320 100 5500 104 5520 108 5540 112 5560 116 5580 120 5600 124 5620

 

Do we recommend conformal coating your modules?

We highly do not recommend conformal coating the radio module. If you plan on encapsulating the radio module in a potting compound or conformal coating, you must assure that the compound in liquid or solid form does not enter under the shield where there are sensitive RF components. Some of the capacitive and inductance values are as low (pF and nH) and could be sensitive to contacting materials such as potting compounds. There are potting compounds and conformal coatings which have very good dielectric constants and are suitable for 2.4 GHz potting applications, however, when you apply any of these, they were not accounted for in the circuit design and might reduce performance of the device (or all together cause it not to function).  You should run tests on their particular potting compound and evaluate radio's performance and range.  Also, it's worth mentioning that applying any compound, conformal coating or potting directly to the module WILL void the warranty. If your application requires 100% sealing of the radio module, there is a way to do this very successfully without impacting the module performance. Simply place the module on your PCB. Place a plastic cover over the module (like a hat), make the cover large enough to cover the whole module. Apply glue around the bottom perimeter of the cover where it sits on the PCB. This allows the module to function in free air-space while there is a complete seal around it. This information is only for reference and we recommend you should conduct your own testing with your prototype of your end application to find the best suitable fit for your design.  

Does Laird recommend ways to suspend/resume for Wi-Fi radios?

Method 1: Radio driver is asked by power manager to go to low power state Suspend/resume without cutting power to radio Method 2: Radio driver is asked by power manager to go to low power state Cut power to radio Suspend/ Resume Reapply power to radio Eject/insert radio Note 1: Method 1 is the simplest way to deal with suspend/resume, but the OEM needs to consider the current consumption of the radio at a low power state. For example, current consumption for the 40NBT is 7.7mA and for the 45N it is 200uA. Note 2 : In general, method 1 is more recommended because method 2 may cause a delay to make the radio reconnect after resume.

 

Following WPA / WPA2 authenticated failure, scu_tray will pop up a message indicating authentication failure. How do I enable/disable this feature?

You can modify this feature by creating a new registry called ?NotifyAttempts? under ?hklm/software/Laird/ScuTray?, this allows you to disable / enable the pop-up message for WPA / WPA2 authentication and even set the number of attempts before notification. -DWORD: NotifyAttempts -Values: 0 (disabled); NOT 0 (the number of attempts before notification)

How do I troubleshoot the status information in LCM / SCU?

For the 10, 15, 30, and 40 series, the status of the LCM / SCU can be in one of two states, "non-associated? and ?associated". Once the radio has associated with an AP, it will move from "non-associated? to ?associated". If WPA / WPA2 authenticates failure, the status will switch between "non-associated? and ?associated". If authentication occurs without an IP the radio cannot be identified from the status field -- you will need to check in the IP field. For the 45 and 50 series, the status in LCM / SCU can be in one of three states, "Not Associated", "Associated", and "Connected?. Associated with no IP is a valid state for our radios to attempt to reconnect with an invalid PSK. Once the radio has associated with an AP, it will move from "not associated? to ?associated". Only after the radio authenticates and has an IP will it move to the "Connnected" state. In the case of WPA or WPA2 authenticated failure or authentication without an IP the radios will remain  in an "associated" state.

How do you keep the tray icon off permanently in CE/WM platform?

Setting the following registry to 0 can achieve this: HKLM\Comm\SDCCF10G1\Parms\Configs\GlobalConfig DWORD: trayIcon - 0 = Hide Icon - Non-0 = Show Icon

How many reflows do you recommend for your modules?

We only recommend reflowing our modules once as it can damage the module and void the warranty.

In EAP-TLS, there is a setting of username. What is the purpose of it? Will it be used during the authentication? Does it need to be the same as in CA?

EAP-TLS is a tunnel authentication. outer identity: this is the User-Name in the RADIUS packet and visible to all intermediate parties inner identity: this is the actual user identification. It is only visible to the user himself and the Identity Provider The user cert is issued to a user identified by the username, so the username has to be configured so we know which user cert we should be using for the authentication. By default, the username is also used during authentication as the outer identity which gets sent in the identity response packet.

 

KCC domain

The attached document is the list current channels for the KCC domain as of 2015. In document, red means DFS required.

mandatory/optional input for EAP type

mandatory/optional input for EAP type   EAP credentials Mandatory input Optional input LEAP User name, user password   EAP FAST User name, user password PAC file, FAC password PEAP MSCHAP User name, user password CA cert PEAP GTC User name, user password CA cert EAP TLS User name, user cert CA cert EAP TTLS User name, user password CA cert PEAP TLS User name, user cert CA cert   Note 1: this settings should be read in user perspective but not for actual implementation. For example, when a user does not input PAC file, it will use auto PAC provisioning. If a user inputs it, it will do a manual PAC provisioning. Note 2: user password is not used for TLS but only user cert is used instead.    

 

What are the reasons for the null packets in an RF trace?

There are two reasons to send out null packets with p bit enabled. 1. Its RSSI has crossed over the Roam Trigger and the client radio is supposed to start scanning for a new AP. 2. The client radio is running one of our power-save modes (Fast or Max) and is going to sleep for a brief (e.g. 20 ms) period and is telling the AP so it will buffer traffic for it while it sleeps. After a radio has slept for some period of time (defined as the interval between DTIM periods) it is supposed to wake up and indicate to the AP that it is awake by sending a null packet with the P-bit turned off. The radio should only wake if it has traffic to send or it sees from the DTIM in the AP?s beacons that the AP has traffic to send to it.

 

What is the difference between eap-mschapv2 and mschapv2 in EAP_TTLS?

With EAP-MS-CHAPv2, the data sent in tunnel will be encapsulated as EAP-MESSAGE AVP (attribute-value pair). In the case of MS-CHAPv2, there is no such extra encapsulation it is just the MS-CHAPv2 message.

 

What is the difference between sdcgina.exe and sdc_gina.exe?

sdcgina.exe vs sdc_gina.exe : sdcgina.exe spawns all of the components we need (e.g. supplicant, scutray). sdc_gina.exe is a UI application that, for example, pops up when the credentials must be input.

What is the ECCN for "Summit" Wi-Fi radios?

The ECCN for the radios listed, which comprise the "Summit" line of Wi-Fi radios, is 5A002.

What's the recommended process to clean modules?

The recommended cleanser is "hydrocarbon cleaning oil", which can be used to clean the RF shield and PCB. We do not recommend the use of alcohol as it doesn't work as well and could leave residue on the boards.  

Which EAP types Laird supports in CCKM?

CCKM is supported with all EAP types Laird supports?LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-TLS, EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS. ACS supports all of the EAP types except EAP-TTLS. However, supporting CCKM is not dependent on using ACS as the RADIUS server. Laird can do CCKM with any RADIUS server since CCKM support is in the wireless infrastructure.