Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows, OL-1394-05
Appendix A - Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications


Technical Specifications


This appendix provides technical specifications for the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.

The following topics are covered in this appendix:

Physical Specifications, page 2

Radio Specifications, page 3

Power Specifications, page 6

Safety and Regulatory Compliance Specifications, page 6

Table A-1 lists the technical specifications for the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.


Note If a distinction is not made between radio or client adapter type, the specification applies to all Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.

Table A-1 Technical Specifications for Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters 

Physical Specifications

Size

PC card and PC-Cardbus card

4.5 in. L x 2.1 in. W x 0.2 in. H
(11.3 cm L x 5.4 cm W x 0.5 cm H)

LM card

3.4 in. L x 2.1 in. W x 0.2 in. H
(8.6 cm L x 5.4 cm W x 0.5 cm H)

PCI card

5.8 in. L x 3.2 in. W x 0.5 in. H
(14.7 cm L x 8.1 cm W x 1.3 cm H)

Mini PCI card

2.3 in. L x 2.0 in. W x 0.2 in. H
(6.0 cm L x 5.1 cm W x 0.5 cm H)

Weight

 

PC card and LM card

1.3 oz (0.037 kg)

PCI card

4.6 oz (0.13 kg)

Mini PCI card

0.5 oz (0.014 kg)

PC-Cardbus card

1.5 oz (0.043 kg)

Enclosure

PC card and PC-Cardbus card

Extended Type II PC card

LM card

Standard Type II PC card with RF connectors

Connector

 

PC card and LM card

68-pin PCMCIA

PCI card

PCI card edge

PC-Cardbus card

68-pin Cardbus

Status indicators

Green and amber LEDs (except mini PCI card); see Chapter 10,

Operating temperature

340 series client adapters

32oF to 158oF (0oC to 70oC)

350 series client adapters

-22oF to 158oF (-30oC to 70oC)

5-GHz client adapters

-22oF to 158oF (-30oC to 70oC)

Storage temperature

-40oF to 185oF (-40oC to 85oC)

Humidity (non-operational)

95% relative humidity

ESD

15 kV (human body model)

Radio Specifications

Type

2.4-GHz client adapters

Direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) IEEE 802.11b compliant

5-GHz client adapters

Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) IEEE 802.11a compliant

Power output

Note Refer to Appendix D, for limitations on radiated power (EIRP) levels in the European community and other countries.

Note If you are using an older version of a 340 or 350 series client adapter, your power level options may be different than those listed here.

340 series PC card

30 mW (15 dBm)
1 mW (0 dBm)

340 series LM card and PCI card

30 mW (15 dBm)
15 mW (12 dBm)
5 mW (7 dBm)
1 mW (0 dBm)

350 series client adapters

100 mW (20 dBm)
50 mW (17 dBm)
30 mW (15 dBm)
20 mW (13 dBm)
5 mW (7 dBm)
1 mW (0 dBm)

PC-Cardbus card

20 mW (13 dBm)
10 mW (10 dBm)
5 mW (7 dBm)

Note These values are based on the FCC peak measurement method as defined in FCC 15.407(a)(4).

Operating frequency

2.4-GHz client adapters

2.400 to 2.497 GHz (depending on the regulatory domain in which the client adapter is used)

5-GHz client adapters

5.15 to 5.25 GHz in the UNII 1 band*
5.25 to 5.35 GHz in the UNII 2 band*
*Depending on the regulatory domain in which the client adapter is used

Usable channels

2.4-GHz client adapters

2412 to 2484 MHz in 5-MHz increments

5-GHz client adapters

5170 to 5320 MHz in 20-MHz increments

Interference rejection

2.4-GHz client adapters

35 dB adjacent channel rejection

5-GHz client adapters

16 dB @ 6 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
15 dB @ 9 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
13 dB @ 12 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
11 dB @ 18 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
8 dB @ 24 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
4 dB @ 36 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
0 dB @ 48 Mbps adjacent channel rejection
-1 dB @ 54 Mbps adjacent channel rejection

Data rates

2.4-GHz client adapters

1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps

5-GHz client adapters

6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

Modulation

Binary phase shift keying (BPSK) - 1 Mbps
Quaternary phase shift keying (QPSK) - 2 Mbps
Complementary code keying (CCK) - 5.5 and 11 Mbps
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) - 6 to 54 Mbps

Receiver sensitivity

340 series client adapters

-90 dBm @ 1 Mbps
-88 dBm @ 2 Mbps
-87 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps
-83 dBm @ 11 Mbps

350 series client adapters

-94 dBm @ 1 Mbps
-91 dBm @ 2 Mbps
-89 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps
-85 dBm @ 11 Mbps

5-GHz client adapters

-85 dBm @ 6 Mbps
-84 dBm @ 9 Mbps
-82 dBm @ 12 Mbps
-80 dBm @ 18 Mbps
-77 dBm @ 24 Mbps
-73 dBm @ 36 Mbps
-69 dBm @ 48 Mbps
-68 dBm @ 54 Mbps

Receiver delay spread (multipath)

2.4-GHz client adapters

500 ns @ 1 Mbps
400 ns @ 2 Mbps
300 ns @ 5.5 Mbps
140 ns @ 11 Mbps (350 series client adapters)
70 ns @ 11 Mbps (340 series client adapters)

Range

340 series client adapters

Outdoor
1500 ft (457.2 m) @ 1 Mbps
1200 ft (365.8 m) @ 2 Mbps
800 ft (243.8 m) @ 5.5 Mbps
400 ft (121.9 m) @ 11 Mbps

Indoor
300 ft (91.4 m) @ 1 Mbps
225 ft (68.6 m) @ 2 Mbps
150 ft (45.7 m) @ 5.5 Mbps
100 ft (30.5 m) @ 11 Mbps

Note The above range numbers assume the use of a snap-on antenna with the LM card.

350 series client adapters

Outdoor
2000 ft (609.6 m) @ 1 Mbps
1500 ft (457.2 m) @ 2 Mbps
1000 ft (304.8 m) @ 5.5 Mbps
800 ft (243.8 m) @ 11 Mbps

Indoor
350 ft (106.7 m) @ 1 Mbps
250 ft (76.2 m) @ 2 Mbps
200 ft (61 m) @ 5.5 Mbps
150 ft (45.7 m) @ 11 Mbps

Note The above range numbers assume the use of a snap-on antenna with the LM card.

5-GHz client adapters

Outdoor
1200 ft (365.8 m) @ 6 Mbps
700 ft (213.4 m) @ 18 Mbps
120 ft (36.6 m) @ 54 Mbps

Indoor
200 ft (61.0 m) @ 6 Mbps
150 ft (45.7 m) @ 18 Mbps
70 ft (21.3 m) @ 54 Mbps

Note The above range numbers assume that the client adapter is being used with a Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point with a patch antenna. Different range characteristics are likely when using the client adapter with a non-Cisco access point or a Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point with an omni-directional antenna.

Antenna

PC card

Integrated diversity antenna

LM card

Two MMCX antenna connectors

PCI card

RP-TNC connector

Mini PCI card

Ultra-miniature SMT U.FL antenna connectors

PC-Cardbus card

Integrated patch antenna

Power Specifications

Operational voltage

 

PC, LM, and PCI card

5.0 V (± 0.25 V)

Mini PCI card

3.0 to 3.6 V

PC-Cardbus card

3.3 V (± 0.33 V)

Receive current steady state

 

PC card and LM card

Typically 250 mA

PCI card

Typically 350 mA

Mini PCI card

Typically 330 mA

PC-Cardbus card

Typically 580 mA

Transmit current steady state

340 series PC card and LM card


Typically 350 mA @ 15 dBm

340 series PCI card

Typically 450 mA @ 15 dBm

350 series PC card and LM card


Typically 450 mA @ 20 dBm

350 series PCI card

Typically 550 mA @ 20 dBm

350 series mini PCI card


Typically 570 mA @ 20 dBm

PC-Cardbus card

Typically 520 mA

Sleep mode steady state

340 series PC card and LM card


Typically 15 mA

340 series PCI card

Typically 110 mA

350 series PC card, LM card, and mini PCI card


Typically 15 mA

350 series PCI card

Typically 115 mA

PC-Cardbus card

Typically 20 mA

Safety and Regulatory Compliance Specifications

Safety

Designed to meet:

UL 1950 Third Ed.

CSA 22.2 No. 950-95

IEC 60950 Second Ed., including Amendments 1-4 with all deviations

EN 60950 Second Ed., including Amendments 1-4

EMI and susceptibility

FCC Part 15.107 & 15.109 Class B
ICES-003 Class B (Canada)
EN 55022 B
AS/NZS 3548 Class B
VCCI Class B
EN 55024
EN 301.489-1 and EN-301.489-17

Radio approvals

FCC Part 15.247 (2.4-GHz client adapters)
FCC Part 15.407 (5-GHz client adapters)
Canada RSS-139-1 (2.4-GHz client adapters), RSS-210
Japan Telec 33B (2.4-GHz client adapters)
Japan ARIB STD-T71 (5-GHz client adapters)
EN 300.328 (2.4-GHz client adapters)
EN 301.893 (5-GHz client adapters)

RF exposure

OET-65C
RSS-102
ANSI C95.1