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.
|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 Consumption (Typical)||Deep Sleep = TBD
Receive = TBD
Transmit = TBD (Internal PA)