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The Cisco® Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Connected Grid Module is an IEEE 802.15.4g/e radio-frequency (RF) connection for Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000 Series). It delivers 900 MHz RF mesh connectivity to a diverse set of endpoints.

The WPAN module allows utilities to converge multiple applications supported by the CGR 1000 across a single RF mesh network. Among these applications are Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and Remote Workforce Automation.

Together, the ruggedized WPAN module and the CGR 1000 routers provide a versatile platform for diverse field area network (FAN) and Internet of things (IoT) communications deployments aligned with Wi-SUN alliance objectives for smart utility grids.

Product Overview

The Cisco IEEE 802.15.4g/e-compliant WPAN Connected Grid Module for CGR 1000 routers gives utilities highly secure IPv6-based, over-the-air network connectivity. These modules are ideal for high-scale deployments to smart meters, distribution sensors, distribution automation devices, gateways (such as the Cisco 500 Series WPAN Industrial Routers [IR500]), and other endpoints. They are also suited for use in multi-hop mesh networks and long-reach solutions. Figure 1 displays a Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Module.

Figure 1 displays the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN modules.

Figure 1.      Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules

Table 1 below provides details on the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN module.

Table 1.       Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules for CGR 1000 Series

SKU

Description

CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA

Connected Grid Module- IEEE 802.15.4e/g WPAN 900 MHz

Utilities looking to deploy standards-based communications to millions of endpoints should consider the Cisco CGR 1000 Series with the WPAN module. The module provides dynamic, automated network discovery and self-healing. And its multi-hop mesh networking delivers a high endpoint-to-collector ratio of up to 5000 endpoints per CGR 1000.

Connected Grid WPAN Modules are tightly integrated with the network services of CGR 1000 routers. For example, the CGR 1000 provides Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Route Policy Language (RPL)-based routing for high availability and network reliability to endpoints connected to the wireless mesh. RPL is the standard for IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks.

The WPAN module, along with CGR 1000 software, also provides robust security features for access control, device identity, key management, and encryption. It offers four levels of quality of service (QoS). Together, the WPAN module and CGR 1000 routers provide comprehensive network statistics that help network operators quickly identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues.

The Connected Grid WPAN Modules and CGR 1000 routers can be deployed in numerous utility environments worldwide. The product thus comes with an array of antenna and cabling options to match the utility’s own environment. Refer to the antenna specifications (Table 4), cable specifications (Table 5), and accessories specifications (Table 6) for more details.

Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules Specifications

Table 2 shows the hardware specifications for the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN modules and a partial listing of regulatory compliance and safety data1

Table 2.       Hardware Specifications for the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules

Feature

Description

Form Factor

  Single Connected Grid Module, no slot placement restrictions

Dimensions (H x W x D)

  1.50” x 4.24” x 5.25”
  3.81 cm x 10.77 cm x 13.34 cm

Weight

  0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)

Radio Capabilities

World Wide Frequency support

  North America- ISM: 902-928 MHz
  Australia: 915-928 MHz
  Brazil: 902-907.5, 915-928 MHz
  Hong Kong: 920-924 MHz

Radio Access Method

  IEEE802.15.4 g/e

Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum

  64 channels (depending on regulatory domain), 400 KHz per channel

Antenna Interfaces

  1 Antenna ports- QMA connector

Output transmit power (average power):

  30 dBm

Link Budget

  Over 136 dB (up to 148 dB depending on antenna gain)

Receiver Sensitivity

  -106 dBm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature

-40º F to 158º F (-40 to +70º C) continuous operating temperature range with IEEE 1613 type for up to +85 C for 16 hours

Shock and Vibration

  30G at 6 ms, Class Cm
  IEEE 1613 Class VS3
  IEC 870-2-2 Class Cm

Operating Seismic Earthquake

IEC 61850-3, Class S3

Altitude

10,000 ft (3,048 m) maximum operating temperature is de-rated with increasing altitude per IEEE1613a-2008

Relative Humidity

5 to 95 percent non-condensing

Non-operating Conditions

Temperature

-40º to +185º F (-25º C to +85º C)

Non-operating Relative Humidity

5 to 95 percent non-condensing

Altitude

10,000 ft (3000 m); maximum operating temperature is de-rated with increasing altitude per IEEE 1613a-2008

Non-operating Free-fall Drop

4 in. (100 mm) per ENG-339611

Non-operating Shock and Vibration

  50-60 G (3.76 m/s minimum)
  3-500 Hz at 1.12 GRMS (BP at 10 and 100 Hz)

Immunity

  EN61000-6-2
  EN61000-4-2 (ESD)
  EN61000-4-3 (RF)
  EN61000-4-4 (EFT)
  EN61000-4-5 (SURGE)
  EN61000-4-6 (CRF)
  EN61000-4-11 (VDI)
  EN 55024, CISPR 24
  EN50082-1

Safety

  USA: UL 60950-1
  Canada: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  Europe: EN 60950-1
  China: GB 60950-1
  Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS 60950-1
  Rest of World: IEC 60950-1
  CSA-certified to UL/CSA 60950-1, 2 nd Ed.
  CB report to IEC60950-1, 2 nd Ed., covering all group differences and national deviations.

Electromagnetic Compliance

  47 CFR, Part 15
  ICES-003 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  VCCI V-3
  CNS 13438
  EN 300-386

Radio

  FCC Part 2, FCC Part 15.247, Part 90.210
  Brazil: ANATEL Resolution No. 506
  Australia: AS/NZS 4268:2008
  China: 1049 Issue 1
1 For more information, consult the Product Approval Database at http://www.ciscofax.com or consult your local Cisco representative (Cisco.com login required).

Table 3 shows the software specifications for the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN modules.

Table 3.       Software Specifications for the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules

Feature

Description

PHY/MAC

  IEEE 802.15.4g/e
  IETF 6LOWPAN (RFC 6282)

Data Traffic

  Native IPv6 traffic over IEEE 802.15.4g/e-6LoWPAN, including non-IP traffic transported over Raw Sockets TCP and IPv4 traffic when endpoints implement MAP-T

IPv6 Routing

  IETF RPL: IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RFC 6550, 6551, 6553, 6554, 6719, 6207)
  Support for endpoints implementing multiple IPv6 addresses; for example, more than one IPv6 WPAN prefix or IPv6 MAP-T prefix

WPAN Security

  Access Control: IEEE 802,1x
  Device Identity: X.509 digital certificates (utility certificates)
  Encryption: AES-128
  Key Management: IEEE 802.11i

WPAN Quality of Service (QoS)

  4 queues
  Priority queuing

Network Management and Diagnostics

  Detailed WPAN diagnostics such as Tx power, received signal strength indication (RSSI), frequency (if connected)
  IETF Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) ( draft-ietf-core-coap-18)

Management Information Bases (MIBs)

  WPAN MIB
  ENTITY MIB
  IF MIB

Data Rate

  150 Kbps (75 Kbps with FEC enabled)
* For more information about CGOS software capability support, consult your local Cisco representative (Cisco.com login required).

Table 4 lists the Antenna options for the Connected Grid WPAN modules.

Table 4.       Antenna Options for Connected Grid WPAN Modules

Item

Specification

ANT-MP-INT-OUT-M

  Multi Purpose Integrated Antenna
  Outdoor

ANT-WPAN-OM-OUT-N

  Omni Antenna for 900 MHz WPAN
  Outdoor

Note:    For an extensive description of antenna options and the potential deployment scenarios, please see the following Deployment Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/connectedgrid/antennas/installing/cg_antenna_install_guide.html.

Table 5 lists the RF cable options for the Connected Grid WPAN modules.

Table 5.       RF Cable Options for Connected Grid WPAN modules

Item

Specification

Indoor Cable Options for Cisco CGR 1120

CAB-L240-10-Q-N

10-ft (3m) Low Loss LMR 240 Cable with QMA and N Connectors

CAB-L240-15-Q-N

15-ft (4.5m) Low Loss LMR 240 Cable with QMA and N Connectors

CAB-L240-20-Q-N

20-ft (6m) Low Loss LMR 240 Cable with QMA and N Connectors

Outdoor Cable Options for Cisco CGR 1120 & CGR1240

CAB-L400-5-N-N

5-ft (1.5 m) Low Loss LMR 400 Cable with N Connectors (straight to right angle)

CAB-L400-5-N-NS

5-ft (1.5m) Low Loss LMR 600 Cable with N Connectors (straight to straight)

CAB-L400-20-N-N

20-ft (6m) Low Loss LMR 400 Cable with N Connectors

CAB-L600-30-N-N

30-ft (9.14m) Ultra Low Loss LMR 600 Cable with N Connectors

Table 6 lists additional accessories available for Connected Grid WPAN modules.

Table 6.       Additional Accessories for Connected Grid WPAN Modules

Item

Specification

CGR-LA-NM-NF

Lightning Arrestor for CGR1240

CGR-N-CONN-WPAN

N Connectors for CGR1240 for WPAN- Ext. Antennas

CGR-LA-NF-NF

Lightning Arrestor for CGR1120

ANT-ADPTR-Q-TNC

Connecting adapter for CGR antennas- QMA to TNC for CGR1120

Note:    For an extensive description of antenna and cable options and the potential deployment scenarios, please see the following Deployment Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/connectedgrid/antennas/installing/cg_antenna_install_guide.html

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For more information on the Cisco Connected Grid WPAN Modules for the Cisco 1000 series Connected Grid Routers please visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12280/index.html

For more information on the Cisco CGR 1000 please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/cgr1000

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