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GS1500M 802.11b/g/n Module Sample Pack of 5

Product Overview

The GS1500M is a fully certified module offering quick, easy and cost effective way for OEMs to enable leading edge Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g/n) in their platforms. The module provides multiple serial UART or SPI interfaces, enabling connection to any embedded design utilizing a 8/16/32-bit microcontroller via simple commands. The GS1500M is an ideal solution for OEMs with no or limited Wi-Fi or RF expertise, as it dramatically reduces development time and eliminates the burden of testing and certification, allowing customers to exclusively focus on their core platform. The module supports Wi-Fi PHY rates up to 72.2 Mbps, is fully compliant with 802.11b/g/n and meets Wi-Fi Alliance and worldwide regulatory requirements. GS1500M also supports the newly available Wi-Fi Direct standard from Wi-Fi Alliance. This enables the module with best-in-class peer to peer networking which allows Wi-Fi devices to connect to one another without an access point, enabling easy transfer of content anytime, anywhere.

Multiple software configurations are available for running a stack or network services on the module. For applications utilizing a small 8 bit microcontroller host, the module supports a serial to Wi-Fi function and runs the full Wi-Fi and TCP/IP networking stacks, completely offloading the host. For applications utilizing more powerful microcontrollers, the networking stack and services can reside on the host while the module provides the IP to Wi-Fi functionality. In addition, it supports WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, Adhoc as well as Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for ease of provisioning.

The module SKU is single sided, pin compatible with previous GS1011M module, with castellation on the edges for I/O connection so module can be soldered down on customer application base-board.

GS1500M Embedded Design

GS1500M embedded Wi-Fi IO application

GS1500M Embedded Design

GS1500M embedded Serial/IP to Wi-Fi application

Block Diagram

GS1011M Block Diagram

Benefits

  • Brings leading edge Wi-Fi and web connectivity to any platform with a microcontroller and serial HOST interface (UART or SPI)
  • Reduces development time while accelerating time to market
  • Self contained solution minimizes host processor loading
  • Easy device provisioning through ad-hoc or Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS)
  • Low power consumption through dynamic power management modes:
    • Sleep and Deep Sleep

Features

  • Operates with standard 802.11b/g/n access points at speeds up to 72.2 Mbps
    • Infrastructure or Adhoc mode
  • Supports peer to peer networking
  • Multiple UART and SPI interfaces
    • Supports Master and Slave SPI Modes
    • Up to 11 Mbps in SPI Master Mode
    • Up to 3 Mbps in SPI Slave Mode
    • Up to 921.6 kbps on UART
  • Full Wi-Fi stack including WPS and optional networking stack and services
  • 802.11i Security
    • WEP, WPA/WPA2 (AES and TKIP), Enterprise

Module Highlights

  • Single power source of 3.3V
  • Certified Modules (FCC/IC, Wi-Fi)
  • Rich I/O interfaces such as SPI, UART, GPIO, I2C, ADC, JTAG

Specifications

SpecificationGS1500M
Radio Protocol Supports IEEE 802.11b, 11g, 11n single stream
RF Output Power (Typical) 14 dBm (Internal PA)
RF Operating Frequency 2.412 - 2.484 GHz
Supported Data Rates 802.11b (CCK): 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g (OFDM): 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n (1x1 HT20): MCS0-7
Antenna Options PCB Trace or u.FL connector for external antenna
Operating Temperature Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)
Security Protocols WEP, WPA/WPA2(AES and TKIP), Enterprise(EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP)
Networking Protocols UDP, TCP/IP (IPv4), DHCP, ARP, DNS, SSL, HTTP/HTTPS Client and Server
Certifications and Compliance Wi-Fi, FCC, IC, ETSI, RoHS
I/O Interface UART (2), SPI (2), I2C, ADC (2), WAKE, ALARM (2), GPIOs, PWM, JTAG
Dimensions Internal PA = 36.8mm x 22.9mm (1.45 in x 0.9 in)
Power Source 3.3V
Power Consumption (Typical) Deep Sleep = TBD
Receive = TBD
Transmit = TBD (Internal PA)
  • Soldered-down, low-power Wi-Fi module with an internal PA and PCB antenna.
  • Operates with 802.11b/g/n access points at speeds up to 72Mbps
  • I/O interface: UART, SPI, GPIO, I2C, ADC, JTAG.
  • Modules do not include latest firmware. Customers need to reprogram firmware from the GainSpan Technical Support site
  • Pack of 5 modules.

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