50 Series WiFi Module with Bluetooth

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

Laird Connectivity's 50 Series Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® modules achieve the best possible connectivity in any RF environment, powered by the Qualcomm Atheros QCA6004 and the Cambridge Silicon Radio CSR8811. With industry-leading software, Linux and Android support, and a wide range of form factors, Laird Connectivity’s 50 Series is a flexible option for your enterprise wireless needs. The security and robustness inherited from our expertise in our 40 and 45 Series modules means the most reliable wireless in crucial, even life-critical applications, such as medical and industrial.

  • New Wireless Capabilities: Advanced 802.11a/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Advanced Power Save, Enhanced BT/WiFi Coexistence, Fast Roam
  • Bluetooth 4.0: Enables Classic Bluetooth and Low Energy mode
  • Complete RF Pathway: Onboard baluns, mobile phone coexistence filter, diplexer, power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and reference crystal oscillator
  • Pre-calibrated for performance: Tuned in manufacturing

The 50 Series modules come in three form factors: 

  • SSD50NBT: Extremely small 15mm x 15mm SiP module
  • MSD50NBT: Pluggable 60-pin SDIO Module
  • M2SD50NBT: Low-profile M.2 E Key form in SDIO interface.

Specifications

Wi-Fi Spec
802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimension (Length - mm)
15 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
15 mm
Dimension (Height - mm)
2.5 mm
BT Capable
4.0
Android
Yes
BT Chipset
CSR8811
BT Dual Mode
Yes
BT Interfaces
UART
Line
Enterprise
Linux
Yes
Spatial Streams
2 (2x2 MIMO)
Supplicant
EAP
Temp Spec
-30C +85C
Wi-Fi Chipset
QCA AR6004
Wi-Fi Interfaces
1-bit or 4-bit Secure Digital I/O
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Connector Type
DVK-MSD50NBT Development Kit 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted QCA (CSR) 8811, QCA AR6004 External SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz USB Development Kit
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Physical Interface
WH-M2SD50NBT Embedded Module 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted QCA (CSR) 8811, QCA AR6004 External SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz 3.3 mm 30 mm 22 mm M.2 Card (E-Key Type)
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Physical Interface
WH-MSD50NBT Embedded Module 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted QCA (CSR) 8811, QCA AR6004 External SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz 4.7 mm 32 mm 22 mm SDIO
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Physical Interface
WH-SSD50NBT Embedded Module 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted QCA (CSR) 8811, QCA AR6004 External SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz 2.5 mm 15 mm 15 mm SDIO

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - 50 Series All Brochure 10/21/2020
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01/17/2019
Application Note - Information Broker All Application Note 02/14/2019
Legacy BT Profile Integration with BlueZ Stack All Application Note 02/14/2019
50 Series - Linux Releases up to v3.5.4.20 All Software 04/02/2020
50 Series - Windows v24.3.4.32 All Software 02/13/2019
50 Series - Android Releases up to v6.0.0.106 All Software 07/22/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Android v6.0.0.106 All Documentation 07/22/2019
Release Notes - MSD50-laird-3.5.3.11 All Documentation 02/14/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Android v3.5.4.16 All Documentation 02/08/2019
Release Notes- 50 Series Android v3.5.0.2 All Documentation 02/08/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Linux 3.5.4.20 All Documentation 02/08/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Linux v3.5.3.11 All Documentation 02/08/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Linux v3.5.2.17 All Documentation 02/08/2019
Release Notes - 50 Series Windows v24.3.4.32 All Documentation 02/13/2019
Reference Guide - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures All Documentation 02/14/2019
Software Integration Guide - SD45 and SD50 (Linux) All Documentation 02/14/2019
User Guide - Laird Wi-Fi Software Development Kit for C Sharp All Documentation 02/14/2019
EU Certifications - MSD50NBT - 2020 All Certification 10/20/2020
FCC Certifications SSD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
ISED (Canada) Certifications - SSD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
EU Certifications - M2SD50NBT/SSD50NBT - 2020 All Certification 10/06/2020
MIC Certifications - M2SD50NBT All Certification 09/30/2020
FCC Certifications - M2SD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
ISED (Canada) Certifications - M2SD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
FCC Certifications - MSD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
ISED (Canada) Certifications - MSD50NBT All Certification 10/21/2020
Datasheet - MSD50NBT DVK-MSD50NBT Datasheet 10/21/2020
Datasheet - SSD50NBT WH-SSD50NBT Datasheet 10/21/2020
Software Integration Guide - SD45 and SD50 for Android Jellybean and KitKat WH-SSD50NBT Documentation 01/17/2019
Datasheet - M2SD50NBT WH-M2SD50NBT Datasheet 10/21/2020
MSD50.zip WH-MSD50NBT Software 01/17/2019
Software Integration Guide - SD45 and SD50 for Android Jellybean and KitKat WH-MSD50NBT Documentation 01/17/2019
Datasheet - MSD50NBT.pdf WH-MSD50NBT Documentation 01/17/2019