60 Series SOM with WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.1

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

Our Most Secure Wireless Sub-System EVER

Laird Connectivity’s 60 Series SOM brings all of Laird Connectivity’s industry competence and capabilities into one solution. The SOM provides:

  • Superior enterprise-class Wi-Fi performance
  • Onboard cryptographic engine
  • Chain of Trust Architecture with layers of security to mitigate attacks.
  • CVE checking and penetration testing
  • Reduced time-to-market
  • Fully featured development kit for designing with the full suite before integrating with your device.

The 60 SOM is the ideal system on module for devices that require superior connectivity. Combining the Sterling 60 series module and Summit Software Stack, the SOM provides superior wireless connectivity in harsh RF environments. It also supports dual-Ethernet and CAN bus for wired connectivity. The 30mm x 30mm form factor and variety of interfaces allow the 60 Series SOM to be used as a wireless bridge, main processing unit, or IoT gateway.

Supports the latest WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Enterprise, and WPA3-Enterprise SuiteB 192-bit security standards.

Laird Connectivity is an NXP Gold Partner

Laird Connectivity is honored to be approved as an NXP Gold Partner! We look forward to working with the NXP team to deliver the solutions our customers need in an ever changing wireless future. Please follow the link for more information.

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60 Series SOM is Now FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Validated

Laird Connectivity has achieved a FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation for license on the 60 Series SOM. This allows customers to enable Wi-Fi communications, provide end-to-end data-in-transit, and data-at-rest for government agencies and private enterprises requiring FIPS validated cryptography. Customers’ products are considered FIPS Validated with the integration of the 60 SOM with no further testing or certification required. Laird Connectivity is committed to maintaining a licensed FIPS validation through the entire lifecycle of products integrating the 60 Series SOM.

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Specifications

Chipset (MPU)
1x Cortex®-A5 Applications Processor @ 536 MHz
Wireless Specification
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.1
Chipset (Wireless)
NXP 88W8997
Dimensions
30 x 30 x 2.8 mm
Antenna Options
2x U.FL Connector
BLE Dual or Single
Dual
Compliance
FCC, ISED, EU, UKCA, MIC, KC
Encryption
WEP (RC4), TKIP (RC4), AES (Rijndael), Encryption Key Provisioning, Static, PSK
Logical Interfaces
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual-Ethernet, CAN bus, USB, UART, SPI, SD, I2C, GPIO
Memory
1 Gb LPDDR1 RAM and 2 Gb NAND Flash/2 Gb LPDDR1 RAM and 4 Gb NAND flash
Operating Systems Supported
Summit Linux
Operating Temp (Max) (°C)
85 °C
Operating Temp (Min) (°C)
-30 °C
Security
WEP, WPA, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Enterprise, and WPA3-Enterprise SuiteB 192-bit
Spatial Streams
MU-MIMO
Weight
5 g (.0011 lbs)
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) Description
453-00003 Embedded Module, SOM 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Laird Linux Hostless NXP 88W8997 External Ethernet, Serial, USB, Micro SD, CAN, I2C 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz 60 Series SOM using 1 Gb LPDDR1 RAM and 2 Gb NAND flash
Antenna Type Chipset (Wireless) Description Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Logical Interfaces OS/Software Product Type System Architecture Technology
453-00004 External NXP 88W8997 60 Series SOM using 2 Gb LPDDR1 RAM and 4 Gb NAND flash 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Ethernet, Serial, USB, Micro SD, CAN, I2C Laird Linux Embedded Module, SOM Hostless 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE)
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) Description
455-00003 SOM, Development Kit 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Laird Linux Hostless NXP 88W8997 External Ethernet, Serial, USB, Micro SD, CAN, I2C 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Development Board for 60 Series SOM - 1GB RAM / 2GB Flash
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) Description
455-00004 SOM, Accessory 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Laird Linux Hostless NXP 88W8997 External Ethernet, Serial, USB, Micro SD, CAN, I2C 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz LCD Touchscreen for the 60 Series SOM Development Board (add-on)
Antenna Type Chipset (Wireless) Description Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Logical Interfaces OS/Software Product Type System Architecture Technology
455-00039 External NXP 88W8997 Development Board for 60 Series SOM - 2GB RAM / 4GB Flash 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Ethernet, Serial, USB, Micro SD, CAN, I2C Laird Linux Embedded Module, SOM Hostless 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE)

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - 60 Series SOM All Product Brief 05/02/2022
Datasheet - 60 Series SOM All Datasheet 05/17/2022
Online Guide - 60 Series SOM All Documentation 06/04/2019
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01/17/2019
AS/NZS Certifications SU60 SOMC All Certification 10/06/2020
EU Certifications - SU60 SOMC - 2020 All Certification 08/20/2021
FCC Certifications SU60 SOMC All Certification 10/28/2020
ISED (Canada) Certifications SU60 SOMC All Certification 10/06/2020
Japan Certifications SU60 SOMC All Certification 02/25/2019
Korea Certifications SU60 SOMC All Certification 02/25/2019
RoHS 3 Compliance - Wi-Fi Products All Certification 02/16/2022
Regulatory Information - 60-SOM All Certification 04/28/2022
3D Model - 60 Series SOM All Technical Drawings 02/19/2021
Release Packages - 60 Series SOM All Software 03/09/2021
ISED ICES-003 Issue 7 Declaration of Compliance All Certification 05/18/2021
Schematic - DVK-SU60-SOMC All Technical Drawings 06/03/2021
Schematic - DVK-SU60-SOMC with LCD All Technical Drawings 06/03/2021
SU60-SOMC PCB footprint (DXF and Altium format) All Technical Drawings 12/23/2021
SU60-SOMC SCH symbol (Altium format) All Technical Drawings 12/23/2021
PCN 10E-2021 - SOM60 All Documentation 11/30/2021

FAQ

What is the MCS index for Wi-Fi?

MCS stands for Modulation Coding Scheme and is an industry metric index based on Wi-Fi connection parameters between a client and wireless access point. These parameters include modulation type, coding rate, spatial streams, channel width, and guard interval.

How will Laird handle the FRAG attack announced by Wi-Fi Alliance in 2021 May?

Please refer this blog as below. Laird are currently investigating these issues internally and investigating with the chipset vendors and our internal QA team to establish test scenarios to evaluate the impacted devices.

https://www.lairdconnect.com/resources/blog/frag-attack-wi-fi-putting-pieces-back-together

How do I find out which clients are connected to the soft AP I created using my Laird Wifi module with Linux

Once you have created the soft AP on your Linux system and have successfully connected clients to the soft AP you can issue the command

# iw wlan0 station dump

to get a list of connected clients.

Note: the interface name (here: wlan0) might be different in your system.

How do I set up an open hotspot using Network Manager?

You can use the Network Manager command line interface to create an open hotspot using this command:

nmcli con add con-name open_hotspot ifname wlan0 type wifi ssid yourSSID mode ap wifi.band bg wifi.channel 6 ipv4.method shared

 

How do I disable the changing of the MAC address after each reboot for the IG60 and 60-SOM DVK running off an SD card with Laird Linux

You need to boot into Linux and after Login log in issue the command

fw_setenv ethaddr <desired MAC address> 

for example:

fw_setenv ethaddr AABBCCDDEEFF

and reboot

You can read out the address previously set with:

fw_printenv ethaddr