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GainSpan GS2101MIE Low Power 802.11b/g/n Module with External Antenna Provides An Easy Way For Appliance Manufacturers to Add Wi-Fi Connectivity to Their Products

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on September 15, 2016

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

The GainSpan GS2101M module provides a low cost, high speed serial to Wi-Fi connection to an embedded design built on an 8/16/32-bit microcontroller, achieving up to 25 Mbps throughput over an SDIO interface.

The GS2101M is an ideal solution for organizations with limited WiFi or RF expertise or for those seeking faster time to market, as it reduces RF design time and removes the burden of testing and certification. The module is IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant, and meets worldwide regulatory and Wi-Fi Alliance certification requirements. 

The module runs the full Wi-Fi and TCP/IP networking stacks, completely offloading the host microcontroller. It supports a complete suite of security protocols, also without tasking the host microcontroller, including WPA/WPA2-Enteprise and Personal security modes, legacy WEP encryption, and upper layer security protocols such as TLS/SS and HTTPs. Alternatively, it can be run self-contained without a host.

For ease of provisioning, the module can be set up simply and easily from a smartphone or laptop through the innovative Limited AP mode or with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). The module is single sided with castellation on the edges for the I/O connections for soldering down on the product’s baseboard.

The GS2101M has extended range with industry leading receiver sensitivity. It is available with an u.FL connector to add an external antenna for max performance or a PCB antenna for convenience while saving space. It is US/Canada (FCC /IC), Europe (ETSI) and Japan (TELEC) certified.


BENEFITS:

  • Extended range
  • Standby, Sleep, Deep Sleep 
  • Ultra low power consumption through dynamic power management modes o Easy smartphone provisioning with Limited AP or Wi-Fi 
  • Protected Set-up (WPS) 
  • Full offload solution minimizes load on host processor 
  • Certified module reduces development time, testing and certification, accelerating time to market
  • Adds low power, high speed Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity to any device with a micro-controller and serial host interface 
  • High resolution sensing and energy measurement 


For additional GainSpan product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on September 15, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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