Qualcomm-Atheros Reference Design: XB140
- Full Length – Standard mPCIe format
- PCI Express v2.0 Interface
- Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9880 Chipset
- On-chip CPU for Host Wi-Fi offload
- Extended Grade Built
- Dual Band + 3T/3R MIMO
- 802.11ac+abgn – 1300Mbps Transfer Rate
The AEX-QCA9880-NX is the first mPCIe Qualcomm-Atheros module to support 802.11ac + 802.11abgn, ie with legacy support for the 2.4ghz band, in a single module.
It has a peak throughput of 1.3Gpbs ideal for accommodating multiple high definition streams and support for wider channel bandwidth (80 MHz) at 5Ghz and wider 256-QAM.
The AEX-QCA9880-NX is a technology starter which will update your technical team and product range to the new standards.
Technology Unleashed – Dual Band 11AC: The AEX-QCA9880-NX supports both 2.4Ghz legacy band and the less crowded 5Ghz wireless bands for connections up to 1300Mbps. In an era where still 60% of the WiFi networks run on the 2.4Ghz band, the AEX-QCA9880-NX is unleashing the possibility to adopt the new standard with a single module.
New Performance Heights: The AEX-QCA9880-NX follows the 11AC protocol by supporting wider channel bandwidth (80 MHz) at 5Ghz and wider 256-QAM, plus other features that improve network bandwidth, reliability and the efficiency of wireless connections.
With advanced QFN, On-chip CPU for Host Wi-Fi offload, 80Mhz channel bandwidth, 4 Gbit/s bus bandwidth, evolved QAM base band modulation technologies and 1.3 Gbps WLAN peak throughput the AEX-QCA9880-NX is setting new standards.
Longer Range: Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, the MIMO implementation in this module actually uses reflections to increase the range and reduce “dead spots” in the wireless coverage area. Designs may use up-to three antenna via the on-board U.Fl./IPEX connectors to achieve MIMO 3Tx3R (3 Transmit & 3 Receive) performance.
Higher Output – Better Links: The AEX-QCA9880-NX packs up to 26dbm aggregate power output for MIMO links. The device adopts XSPAN with SST3 and Multiple In and Enhanced Tx Power Accuracy technology. Thus it provides larger coverage and increased specific link throughput.
Extended Temperature Grade: Operate in 11AC in high humidity and under severe temperature conditions (-20 ~ 70°C). The AEX-QCA9880-NX IEEE 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n PCI-E WLAN is a highly integrated wireless, suitable for industrial, outdoor and enterprise level applications.
Transmission Beamforming (TxBF): The AEX-QCA9880-NX enables a higher modulation and coding scheme (MCS) at a given range. TxBF with under 802.11ac benefits from the extend maximum range to provide large throughput data rates while reducing power requirement by coordinating more antenna signals for a given client link.
Product Market Orientation.
“2.4G and 5G+ wireless… a module packed with innovations.”
“Leading performance, robustly build.”
* MOI [Market Orientation Index: A value calculated from the grading of the factors above. Used as a rule-of-thumb to aid design-in and procurement evaluation. MOI depicts the present product affinity to Innovation (I), Customer Empathy (C) and Price Focus (P).
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