Wi-Fi - High Performance (A11) Modules

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 6, 2015 8:33:55 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in 3.3V operation, 802.11b/g/n, A11, access point, antennas, baseband processor, CE Certified, circuit board, configuration utility, Dial Switch, DIP, Ethernet, Ethernet MAC, ethernet to wi-fi, external antennas, FCC, Flash memory, General, high performance modules, Internal chip, IPEX/U.FL antenna connector, IPEX/U.FL connector, IPv4, IPv6, Linux Operating System, local chip antenna, Low Cost High Performance MCU, networking stack, power amplifier, Products, RAM memory, Remote Firmware, RF transceiver, RoHS compliant, router, Serial to Ethernet, serial to wi-fi, Serial UART, SMA antenna connector, SMA connectors, Smart Link, SMT, STA / AP / AP+STA Modes, surface mount, Wi-Fi, wireless firmware, WEP / WPA / WPA2 security modes, Wi-Fi modules, Wi-Fi protocol, Wireless, Wireless MAC, wireless modules

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The High-Flying A11 modules are design for high performance applications normally, using 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, and local serial ports. The A11 is available in two formats – SMT (surface mount) and DIP (2x7pins). A11 integrates an Ethernet and Wireless MAC, a baseband processor, a RF transceiver along with a power amplifier. The on-board software includes a complete Wi-Fi protocol, configuration utility and networking stack. Applications include access points, routers, serial to Ethernet, serial to Wi-Fi, Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridging and many others.gc-hf-a11_1_1The A11 integrates all Wi-Fi functionality into a low-profile SMT or DIP module package that can be easily mounted on a printed circuit board. The different A11 modules connect to antennas using the local chip antenna (INT), external antennas through the standard IPEX/U.FL connector, or directly through the on-board SMA connectors.

Features:

  • Serial UART, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n applications
  • WEP / WPA / WPA2 security modes
  • Low Cost High Performance MCU
  • AP, Router, Bridge, converter applications
  • Includes all the protocol and configuration functions
  • Supports STA / AP / AP+STA Modes
  • Supports Smart Link Function
  • Supports Wireless and Remote Firmware Upgradeable
  • External IPEX/U.FL antenna connector option
  • Internal chip or SMA antenna connector options
  • Supports Dial Switch to Control Power
  • Additional Flash/RAM memory for applications
  • Compact SMT or DIP modules
  • Full IPv4 and IPv6 stack
  • Embedded and Flexible Linux Operating System
  • FCC, CE Certified
  • RoHS compliant
  • Single supply – 3.3V operation

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Part Numbers / Description / Call for OEM volume pricing

GC-HF-A11-EXT A11 External IPEX/U.FL connector
GC-HF-A11-SMA A11 SMA antenna
GC-HF-A11-INT A11 Internal chip antenna
GC-HF-A11-EVAL A11 Evaluation Kit

GC-HF-A11-SMT-EXT A11 Surface Mount External IPEX/U.FL connector
GC-HF-A11-SMT-INT A11 Surface Mount Internal chip antenna
GC-HF-A11-SMT-EVAL A11 Surface Mount Evaluation Kit

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New Product Alert: NET232+CC Serial to Ethernet Adapter With Cisco® RJ45 Console Port

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 12, 2015 3:08:04 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Catalyst® 2350, Catalyst 6500 Series switches, Cisco, Cisco ASA 5500-X Series firewalls, Cisco® RJ45, COM ports, Comm Port Redirector software, Ethernet, Ethernet TCP/IP, GC-NET232-PLUS-CC, General, Hyperterminal, NET232+CC, ocal Ethernet network, Products, RJ45 console port, RS232 based RJ45 Serial port, Serial data rates, Serial to Ethernet, TCP connections, TTY console terminal, USB Port, USB to Barrel Jack

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NET232CC_2_1500X1500

Part Number: GC-NET232-PLUS-CC
MPN: GC-NET232-PLUS-CC

YOUR PRICE:  $99.95

The NET232+CC is a serial to Ethernet device server, especially designed for use with equipment following the Cisco® RJ45 console port pinout. The NET232+CC provides remote access over Ethernet TCP/IP to routers, switches, servers, and other equipment that have a serial RJ45 console port or management port. Any Cisco equipment that uses the Cisco 72-3383-01 (DB-9 to RJ45) Console Cable can use the NET232+CC.

Examples of Cisco products that use this type of console port are the Catalyst® 2350 Series switches, Catalyst 6500 Series switches, and the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series firewalls. Other manufacturers use the same RJ45 pinout as the Cisco console port. For example, the IBM® Power 710, Power 730 and Power 8 Servers have a system port that can be used with the NET232+CC.

The NET232+CC is a fully featured device server supporting multiple TCP connections (up to 4 TCP or a mixture of TCP and UDP), DNS, email serial triggers, email authentication, and 256-bit AES encryption at no-additional charge. Serial data rates up to 921K and auto-sensing 10/100Mbps Ethernet are supported. The NET232+CC also features an industrial grade temperature range, detailed LED status indicators, and a factory reset button (accessible through a pin-hole with a paperclip)

The NET232+CC is simple to configure using the provided installation software and web page. Just connect the adapter to an RS232 based RJ45 Serial port and to the local Ethernet network and then run the free software to find and set up the NET232+CC. The NET232+CC is typically used to connect the console/management/system port over the network to a TTY console terminal program such as Hyperterminal. “Virtual” COM ports can also be created on a PC using the included Comm Port Redirector software.

The NET232+CC can be powered from a nearby USB Port by using the optional “USB to Barrel Jack” cable. This cable simply takes the 5VDC power from the USB Port to power the NET232+CC. Power can also be optionally provided by a wall supply (US 110V or Euro 220V).

Features:

  • Advanced RS232 Serial RJ45 to Ethernet (RJ45) Device Server
  • 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet (auto-sensing)
  • Serial baud rates up to 921K
  • Simple Web Page Configuration
  • Supports Multiple TCP Connections (up to 4) or a Mixture of TCP and UDP
  • Secure 256-bit AES Encryption and Email Authentication with User Name and Password
  • Email Serial Triggers (Supporting up to 6-byte Match Sequence or Embedded Modem Dial Commands)
  • Push Button Factory Default Reset
  • Industrial Temperature Range -40ºC to +85ºC
  • Powered by USB to Barrel Jack Cable or Wall Adapter
  • Compact Size (63.5 x 42.7 x 20.2 mm)
  • RS232 Serial Cable 15 inch with RJ45 Male Plug
  • UL, CE, RoHS Compliant

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Serial Device Servers

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 24, 2013 11:38:10 AM / by Jonathan Witthoeft posted in Device Server, Ethernet, General, NET232, NET485, Products, Serial, Serial to Ethernet, WI232

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Serial Device Servers transfer data between a serial port and an Ethernet network.  Some of the most common serial interfaces are RS232 (typically DB9) and RS485 (typically 2 wire).  The most common Ethernet protocol used in serial device servers is TCP/IP.  The NET232, for example, will take RS232 serial data from a 9 pin port, encapsulate it in a TCP packet, and send it on an Ethernet network from a configurable IP address and port number.  This makes it possible to use Ethernet in place of serial cables, which minimizes workstation clutter and also allows serial devices to be used beyond their typical limitations.

Ethernet protocols other than TCP/IP are supported by specialty device servers.  These include, but are not limited to, Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU (NET485-MB) and Ethernet/IP to Modbus RTU (NET485-EIP-MB) device servers.  These require special firmware due to the extra steps involved in not only adding another layer to the TCP protocol, but also adding a serial protocol for sending data across the serial interface.

Device servers make it possible to access distant serial devices as if they were directly connected to the COM port of a personal computer via the internet and virtual COM port software.  They can be used with all types of serial devices and peripherals such as printers, data collection terminals, modems, and automation equipment.   Device servers are available for hard-wired networks, like the NET232, and wireless networks, like the WI232.

Most serial protocols on RS485 allow for daisy chained serial devices.  This is due to the addressing that is in protocols, such as Modbus RTU, which allow serial devices on an RS485 network to only respond to messages addressed to them.  In this case one serial server can control multiple serial devices through address mapping.  The following illustration shows an example where one of our NET485 devices is used with several barcode scanners.

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