E98 : Series X

mPCIe 802.11ac/abgn 3T/3R Dual Band WiFi modules. 

E98 : Series X

based on Qualcomm-Atheros Reference Design XB140.

VARIANT CODEMSRP*GRADECHAINSCHIPSETPROTOCOLPOWERANTENNAREFERENCE
AEH-QCA9882-NX34.95E98H-24 to +702QCA9882-BR4A802.11ac/abgn21I.PEXXB140+
AEH-QCA9892-NI59.95E98H-40 to +852QCA9892-BR4B802.11ac/abgn21I.PEXXB140+
AEX-QCA9882-NX39.95E98X-24 to +702QCA9882-BR4A802.11ac/abgn22I.PEXXB140+
AEX-QCA9892-NI64.95E98X-40 to +852QCA9892-BR4B802.11ac/abgn22I.PEXXB140+
AEX-QCA9880-NX49.95E98X-24 to +703QCA9880-BR4A802.11ac/abgn24I.PEXXB140+
AEX-QCA9890-NX64.95E98X-24 to +703QCA9890-BR4A802.11ac/abgn24I.PEXXB140+
AEX-QCA9890-NI74.95E98X-40 to +853QCA9890-BR4B802.11ac/abgn24I.PEXXB140+
AEB-QCA9882-NX39.95E98B-24 to +702QCA9882-BR4A802.11ac/abgn22TRACE PADXB140+
AEB-QCA9892-NI64.95E98B-40 to +852QCA9892-BR4B802.11ac/abgn22TRACE PADXB140+
AEB-QCA9880-NX49.95E98B-24 to +703QCA9880-BR4A802.11ac/abgn24TRACE PADXB140+
AEB-QCA9890-NX64.95E98B-24 to +703QCA9890-BR4A802.11ac/abgn24TRACE PADXB140+
AEB-QCA9890-NI74.95E98B-40 to +853QCA9890-BR4B802.11ac/abgn24TRACE PADXB140+
*MSRP = Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

Technologies

Qualcomm-AtherosReference Design: XB140

 

  • Full Length – Standard mPCIe format
  • PCI Express v2.0 Interface
  • Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9890 Chipset
  • On-chip CPU for Host Wi-Fi offload
  • Industrial Grade Built
  • Dual-Band + 3T/3R MIMO
  • 802.11ac+abgn – 1300Mbps Transfer Rate

Differentials

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 E98 Series X offers a unique enterprise-level solution, with wide temperature range options, long product lifespan, open and closed source software support, dual-band on-board, beamforming, and advanced user MIMO features.

 

Core Data

  • First Released: 2015
  • Industry Support: early Adaptors
  • Production Capacity: 12.000+ pcs/pm
  • Retail MSRP / Sample Price: 64.95 USD

Strengths

Customization Competence

We offer a wide variety of customization options that enable customer-specific applications and solutions. Whether you need a custom-made product or complete product development services, we use our extended expertise to bring your product or device to market on-time and efficiently.

 

Avoid costly revisions and delays, by working with us. Throughout any stage in your development, you can work with our Design Team to receive a comprehensive analysis of your applications and/or devices, which significantly improve their stability and performance, in addition to reducing overall time-to-market, mitigating risk and reducing non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs.

 

We deliver customer-centric experiences, aided by in-house digital, RF-calibration and regulatory expertise thus adding quality and value to dedicated technology fields.

 

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End-To-End RF Antennas Development

We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality antennas engineered for superior performance. We provide antenna solutions for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular supporting a wide range of demanding applications. 

 

We offer our AIRETOS® modules together with pre-approved and certified antennas series to significantly improve your application stability and performance, but also to shorten overall time-to-market, mitigate risks and reduce non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs.

 

In addition to our OxfordTEC® off-the-shelf solutions, we provide end-to-end antenna development support from design to simulation, prototyping, testing and manufacturing for tailor-made antennas to meet your specific application needs.

 

Embedded antenna tuning in customer devices is crucial for RF performance. We support you to fit and optimize our antennas to your device without affecting their pre-certification status so that you can work efficiently and time-saving.

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Performance and Certification Testing

We carry out RF Function & Performance Testing at the modules, antennas and application levels in our facilities in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom to provide a complete overview and tuning of our customer device’s radio performance, but also to achieve worldwide certification.

 

  • One-stop-shop testing for wireless modules, customized antennae, and any devices that include wireless technologies
  • Worldwide approvals and certification
  • Global testing and certification support

We provide high performing solutions with global certification and customer support, whether they are based or our comprehensive modules, antennae, and RF passives off-the-shelf portfolio or are based on customized configurations and specifications.

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Key Features

New Performance Heights

The E98 Series X 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 baseband modulation technologies and 1.3 Gbps WLAN peak throughput the E98 Series X is setting new standards for Enterprise and Industrial markets and applications.

Technology Unleashed – Dual Band 11AC

The E98 Series X 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 E98 Series X is unleashing the possibility to adopt the new standard with a single module.

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 E98 Series X 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 and Industrial Temperature Grades

Operate in 11AC in high humidity and under severe temperature conditions (-20 ~ 70°C) or push deployments in True Industrial environments, with high humidity and severe weather operation (-40 ~ 85°C). The E98 Series X is a highly integrated wireless, perfectly suitable for industrial, outdoor and enterprise-level applications.

Transmission Beamforming (TxBF)

The E98 Series X enables a higher modulation and coding scheme (MCS) at a given range. TxBF with under 802.11ac benefits from the extends the maximum range to provide large throughput data rates while reducing power requirement by coordinating more antenna signals for a given client link.

Enterprise Features

4.9GHz frequency band support / narrow 5/10MHz channelization, Video QoS (VQos), Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), Spectral Analysis, Support for Smart Antenna, Transmission Beamforming (TxBF), loopback mode for FIPS security certification, Enhanced small packet performance, Spatial Multiplexing, cyclic-delay diversity (CDD), low-density parity-check (LDPC), maximum ratio combining (MRC), space-time block code (STBC).

Product Market Orientation

“2.4G and 5G+ wide temperature 3×3 wireless in a standard format; perfect!”

“Enterprise performance, robustly build.”

Market Orientation Index

TECHPOINT = Advanced

LIFESPOT = Agonist

Variants On-Demand = Basic

VERTICALS = 2

Design Cost Orientation = 1

Effective Lead Time = 16 weeks

*Market Orientation Index (MOI): 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).

Product Variants

QC Points per Unit

Units produced per day

Lines of Code at Work

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