Gemicom Technology, Inc.
WHAN-33QR
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n 3T3R
Half mini-card PCI-Express
Product Specification
Version: 2.0
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CONTENT
1. Introduction ................................................................................................................................3
1.1 Features & Benefits ....................................................................................................3
1.2 Applications ...................................................................................................................3
2. Product Specifications.............................................................................................................4
3. Hardware .....................................................................................................................................5
3.1 Block Diagram ..............................................................................................................5
3.2 Chip Information..........................................................................................................5
3.3 Pin Definition .................................................................................................................6
4. LED Indication............................................................................................................................8
5. Appearance .................................................................................................................................8
5.1 PCB Mechanical Drawing ..........................................................................................8
5.2 Antenna Connector .....................................................................................................9
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1. Introduction
WHAN-33QR is an 802.11n wireless 3T3R small form factor mini-card that delivers incomparable
wireless performance for your device. This wireless module delivers fastest speeds than 802.11a/b/g/n
while staying backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n networks. Once connected, your device will share
a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, storage, etc.
1.1
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Features & Benefits
Compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Specifications provides wireless speed up to 450Mbps data
rate
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Backward compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g
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Design based on the PCI Express Mini Card Electromechanical Rev. 1.1 Specification

Support Tx Beam Forming

Support the 20MHz/40MHz Bandwidth for the high throughput application

Reverse Direction Data Flow and Frame Aggregation
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Support wireless data authorization and encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP,
AES, 802.1x and Cisco CCX standards for security

Support 802.11e standard as QoS-WMM and WMM-PS for more multimedia applications

Support Multiple BSSID

Low Power with Advanced Power Management
1.2
Applications
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Perfect for streaming data, video, music, online gaming and networking multiple PCs
Building the wireless environment for extension traditional cable Ethernet coverage
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Designed for the mobile networking devices such as notebook, PCs and so on that needs the high
performance and throughput wireless adapter embedded.
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2. Product Specifications
General specification
Chip information
Ralink RT3593
Network Standard
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Frequency Band
2.400-2.4835 GHz & 5.150 – 5.850 GHz
Form factor
PCIe mini-card v1.1
Data Rate
IEEE 802.11g (auto-fallback):
- OFDM: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a :
- 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b (auto-fallback):
- CCK: 11, 5.5 Mbps
- DQPSK: 2 Mbps
- DBPSK: 1 Mbps
IEEE 802.11n (auto-fallback):
- 20/40MHz: up to 450 Mbps (Follow MCS 0~23 standard)
Media Access Control
CSMA/CA with ACK
Channel
IEEE 802.11g/n
IEEE 802.11b
Ch. 1-11 – N. America
Ch. 1-11 – N. America
Ch. 1-13 – Japan
Ch. 1-14 – Japan
Ch. 1-13– Europe ETSI
Ch. 1-13– Europe ETSI
Ch. 10-11 – Spain
Ch. 10-11 – Spain
Ch. 10-13 – France
Ch. 10-13 – France
Antenna radiation configuration
3 antenna RF connectors
Temperature Operating Temperature
0° to 60°C
Storage Temperature
-20° to 85°C
Humidity
10%-95% (non-condensing)
Operating Voltage
3.3V+/-10%
Power Consumption
Continuance Packet Transmit: 970 mA
Continuance Packet Receiver: 600 mA
AP connected current: 220 mA
Radio off current: 36 mA
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Output Power
802.11g (54Mbps): 13 dBm
802.11b (11Mbps): 16 dBm
802.11a (54Mbps): 11 dBm
802.11n (2.4GHz MCS0): 17 dBm
802.11n (2.4GHz MCS23): 13 dBm
802.11n (5GHz MCS0): 15 dBm
802.11n (5GHz MCS23): 11 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity (Typical Value)
802.11b (11Mbps): -85 dBm
802.11g (54Mbps): -71 dBm
802.11a (54Mbps): -70 dBm
802.11n (450Mbps): -61 dBm
Range
Up to 300m (outdoor operating range)
Security
64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, 802.1X, CCX
Operating System
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Linux 2.4.x/2.6.x,
MAC OS 10.3/10.4, WinCE 5.0/6.0
3. Hardware
3.1
Block Diagram
3.3V
XTAL 40MHz
RT3593 MAC/BBP/RF
Interface Signals
Interface
PCIe mini Card Interface
Regulator
1.5V
2.4 / 5GHz
Rx / Tx
2.4 / 5GHz
Rx / Tx
Dual Band
FEM
Antenna
Dual Band
FEM
Antenna
Dual Band
FEM
2.4 / 5GHz
Rx / Tx
Dual Band
FEM
Antenna
Dual Band
FEM
Control Signals
3.2
Chip Information
RT3593: The highly integrated MAC/BBP and dual band RF single chip with 450Mbps
PHY rate supporting.
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3.3
Pin Definition
Pin
Pin Name
No.
Pin I/O Type
Pin Description
Open Drain active Low signal. This signal is used to
1
WAKE#
Output
request that the system return from a sleep/suspended
state to service a function initiated wake event.
2
3.3V
Power
Primary PCIE_3.3 V source
3
COEX1
4
GND
Ground
Ground
5
COEX2
6
1.5V
Power
Primary 1.5 V source
7
CLKREQ#
Output
Reference clock request signal
8
Reserved
NC
No use
9
GND
Ground
Ground
10
Reserved
NC
No use
11
REFCLK-
Input
12
Reserved
NC
13
REFCLK+
Input
14
Reserved
NC
No use
15
GND
Ground
Ground
16
Reserved
NC
No use
17
Reserved
NC
No use
18
GND
Ground
Ground
19
Reserved
NC
No use
PCI Express differential reference
clock (100 MHz)
No use
PCI Express differential reference
clock (100 MHz)
Active low signal. This signal is used by the system to
20
W_DISABLE#
Input
disable radio operation on add-in cards that implement
radio frequency applications.
21
GND
Ground
Ground
22
PERST#
Input
Functional reset to the card
23
PERn0
I/O
24
+3.3V
Power
25
PERp0
I/O
26
GND
Ground
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PCI Express x1 data interface: one differential
transmit pair and one differential receive pair
Auxiliary 3.3 V source
PCI Express x1 data interface: one differential
transmit pair and one differential receive pair
Ground
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GND
Ground
Ground
28
+1.5V
Power
Primary 1.5 V source
29
GND
Ground
Ground
30
Reserved
NC
No use
31
PETn0
NC
32
Reserved
NC
33
PETP0
I/O
34
GND
Ground
Ground
35
GND
Ground
Ground
36
Reserved
NC
No use
37
GND
Ground
Ground
38
Reserved
NC
No use
39
+3.3V
40
GND
Ground
Ground
41
+3.3V
42
Reserved
NC
No use
43
GND
Ground
Ground
PCI Express x1 data interface: one differential
transmit pair and one differential receive pair
No use
PCI Express x1 data interface: one differential
transmit pair and one differential receive pair
Active low signals. These signals are used to allow the Mini
44
LED_WLAN#
Output
Card add-in card to provide status indicators via LED
devices that will be provided by the system.
45
Reserved
NC
No use
46
Reserved
NC
No use
47
Reserved
NC
No use
48
+1.5V
49
Reserved
NC
No use
50
GND
Ground
Ground
51
Reserved
NC
No use
52
+3.3V
Power
Primary PCIE_3.3 V source
Note:
Pin 20: Control pin of WLAN RF ON/OFF
Pin 44: LED when wireless is active
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4. LED Indication
LED status
WLAN activity
ON
Associated, and authenticated but
not transmitting or receiving
Slow blink
Scan for Access Point
Intermittent blink
Activity proportional to
Transmitting/Receiving speed
OFF
Radio off
5. Appearance
Dimension : 29.85 x 26.65 mm
5.1
PCB Mechanical Drawing
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5.2
Antenna Connector
Connector
Antenna x 3
Vendor
Part Number
I-PEX, hirose, or compliance I-PEX: 20279-00E-01
HIROSE: U.FL-R-SMT-1(10)
Or compliance
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