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Sierra Wireless AirLink FXT Series Specifications
Expansion Card Product
Technical Specification
AirLink FXT Series
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Important Notice
Due to the nature of wireless communications, transmission and reception of data can never be
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delays or losses of data are rare when wireless devices such as the Sierra Wireless modem are used
in a normal manner with a well-constructed network, the Sierra Wireless modem should not be used
in situations where failure to transmit or receive data could result in damage of any kind to the user or
any other party, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or loss of property. Sierra Wireless
accepts no responsibility for damages of any kind resulting from delays or errors in data transmitted or
received using the Sierra Wireless modem, or for failure of the Sierra Wireless modem to transmit or
receive such data.
Safety and Hazards
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless modem in areas where blasting is in progress, where explosive
atmospheres may be present, near medical equipment, near life support equipment, or any equipment
which may be susceptible to any form of radio interference. In such areas, the Sierra Wireless modem
MUST BE POWERED OFF. The Sierra Wireless modem can transmit signals that could interfere with
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the ground or in flight. In aircraft, the Sierra Wireless modem MUST BE POWERED OFF. When
operating, the Sierra Wireless modem can transmit signals that could interfere with various onboard
systems.
Note:
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Patents
Portions of this product may be covered by some or all of the following US patents:
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6,653,979
6,968,171
7,287,162
5,629,960
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6,697,030
6,985,757
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6,785,830
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D560,911
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6,876,697
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5,929,815
6,561,851
6,879,585
7,200,512
6,169,884
6,643,501
6,886,049
7,295,171
and other patents pending.
This product includes technology licensed from QUALCOMM® 3G
Manufactured or sold by Sierra Wireless or its licensees under one or more patents licensed from
InterDigital Group.
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Contents
1. OVERVIEW......................................................................................................... 11
1.1.
Expansion Card Features ........................................................................................... 11
1.2.
Operating System ....................................................................................................... 11
1.3.
Connection Interfaces ................................................................................................. 11
1.4.
Environmental Compliance ......................................................................................... 12
1.4.1.
RoHS Directive Compliant ................................................................................... 12
1.4.2.
Disposing of the Product ...................................................................................... 12
2. FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................... 13
2.1.
Operating System ....................................................................................................... 13
3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................ 14
3.1.
Power Supply ............................................................................................................. 14
3.2.
Mechanical Specifications ........................................................................................... 15
3.2.1.
Expansion Card Mechanical Drawing ................................................................... 15
3.2.2.
Expansion Card Design Suggestion ..................................................................... 16
3.2.3.
Mechanical Integration ......................................................................................... 17
4. INTERFACES ..................................................................................................... 18
4.1.
General Purpose Connector ....................................................................................... 18
4.1.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 19
4.2.
Electrical Information for Digital I/O ............................................................................. 22
4.3.
General Purpose Input/Output .................................................................................... 23
4.4.
Serial Interface ........................................................................................................... 24
4.4.1.
SPI Bus ............................................................................................................... 24
4.4.1.1.
4.4.1.2.
4.4.1.3.
4.4.1.4.
4.4.2.
Characteristics ........................................................................................................ 24
Configuration........................................................................................................... 24
Pin Description ........................................................................................................ 24
Waveforms .............................................................................................................. 25
I2C Bus ................................................................................................................ 26
4.4.2.1.
4.4.2.2.
Pin Description ........................................................................................................ 26
Waveforms .............................................................................................................. 26
4.5.
Auxiliary Serial Link (UART2) ...................................................................................... 27
4.5.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 27
4.6.
RF Interface................................................................................................................ 27
4.6.1.
External Active Antenna Specifications ................................................................ 27
4.7.
Digital Audio Interface (PCM) ...................................................................................... 28
4.7.1.
Waveforms .......................................................................................................... 28
4.7.2.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 30
5. SIGNALS AND INDICATORS ............................................................................ 31
5.1.
Reset Signal (~RESET) .............................................................................................. 31
5.1.1.
Reset Sequence .................................................................................................. 31
5.1.2.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 31
5.1.3.
Electrical Characteristics ...................................................................................... 32
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5.2.
BOOT Signal .............................................................................................................. 32
5.2.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 33
5.3.
External Interrupt ........................................................................................................ 33
5.3.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 33
5.3.2.
Electrical Characteristics ...................................................................................... 33
5.4.
GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output ................................................................................. 34
5.4.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 34
5.4.2.
Electrical Characteristics ...................................................................................... 34
5.5.
Analog to Digital Converter ......................................................................................... 34
5.5.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 34
5.5.2.
Electrical Characteristics ...................................................................................... 34
5.6.
Digital to Analog Converter ......................................................................................... 35
5.6.1.
Pin Description .................................................................................................... 35
5.6.2.
Electrical Characteristics ...................................................................................... 35
6. RELIABILITY COMPLIANCE AND RECOMMENDED STANDARDS ............... 36
6.1.
Reliability Compliance................................................................................................. 36
6.2.
Applicable Standards Listing ....................................................................................... 36
6.3.
Environmental Specifications ...................................................................................... 37
6.3.1.
Function Status Classification .............................................................................. 37
6.3.2.
Reliability Prediction Model .................................................................................. 38
6.3.2.1.
6.3.2.2.
6.3.2.3.
6.3.2.4.
6.3.2.5.
6.3.2.6.
Life Stress Test ....................................................................................................... 38
Environmental Resistance Stress Test ..................................................................... 38
Corrosive Resistance Stress Test ............................................................................ 39
Thermal Resistance Cycle Stress Test ..................................................................... 40
Mechanical Resistance Stress Tests ........................................................................ 40
Handling Resistance Stress Tests ............................................................................ 42
7. CERTIFICATION COMPLIANCE AND RECOMMENDED STANDARDS ......... 43
7.1.
Certification Compliance ............................................................................................. 43
7.2.
Applicable Standards Listing ....................................................................................... 43
8. DESIGN GUIDELINES ....................................................................................... 45
8.1.
EMC Recommendations ............................................................................................. 45
9. CONNECTOR AND PERIPHERAL DEVICE REFERENCES ............................ 46
9.1.
General Purpose Connector ....................................................................................... 46
10. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS .............................................................................. 47
10.1.
Fastrack Xtend and Expansion Card Documents ........................................................ 47
10.2.
Sierra Wireless Software Suite Documents ................................................................. 47
10.3.
Firmware Documents .................................................................................................. 47
10.4.
Plug-In Documents ..................................................................................................... 48
10.5.
General Reference Documents ................................................................................... 48
11. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS................................................................................ 49
12. SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS (FOR INFORMATION ONLY) ....................... 52
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12.1.
RF Safety ................................................................................................................... 52
12.1.1. General ............................................................................................................... 52
12.1.2. Exposure to RF Energy ........................................................................................ 52
12.1.3. Efficient Terminal Operation ................................................................................. 52
12.1.4. Antenna Care and Replacement .......................................................................... 52
12.2.
General Safety............................................................................................................ 53
12.2.1. Driving ................................................................................................................. 53
12.2.2. Electronic Devices ............................................................................................... 53
12.2.3. Vehicle Electronic Equipment............................................................................... 53
12.2.4. Medical Electronic Equipment .............................................................................. 53
12.2.5. Aircraft ................................................................................................................. 53
12.2.6. Children ............................................................................................................... 54
12.2.7. Blasting Areas ..................................................................................................... 54
12.2.8. Potentially Explosive Atmospheres....................................................................... 54
13. APPENDIX ......................................................................................................... 55
13.1.
Backplate Reference .................................................................................................. 55
13.2.
Extraction Tool Reference........................................................................................... 58
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List of Figures
Figure 1.
Signals Available on the 50-pin Expansion Card Connector ........................................ 13
Figure 2.
Expansion Card Mechanical Drawing .......................................................................... 15
Figure 3.
Suggested Expansion Card Dimension ....................................................................... 16
Figure 4.
Mechanical Integration ................................................................................................ 17
Figure 5.
SPI Timing Diagram (Mode 0, Master, 4 wires) ........................................................... 25
Figure 6.
I2C Timing Diagram (Master) ....................................................................................... 26
Figure 7.
PCM Frame Waveform ............................................................................................... 29
Figure 8.
PCM Sampling Waveform ........................................................................................... 29
Figure 9.
Reset Sequence Waveform ........................................................................................ 31
Figure 10.
WM24097 Backplate Mechanical Drawing .................................................................. 56
Figure 11.
WM24562 Backplate Mechanical Drawing .................................................................. 57
Figure 12.
Extraction Tool Mechanical Specifications................................................................... 59
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List of Tables
Table 1:
Power Supplies Pin Description .................................................................................. 14
Table 2:
VCC-2V8 Supply Signal .............................................................................................. 14
Table 3:
4V Supply Signal ........................................................................................................ 14
Table 4:
DC-IN Supply Signal ................................................................................................... 14
Table 5:
Available Interfaces on the GPC ................................................................................. 18
Table 6:
General Purpose Connector Pin Description ............................................................... 19
Table 7:
Electrical Characteristics of a 2.8 volt Type Digital I/O ................................................. 22
Table 8:
Electrical Characteristics of a 1.8 volt Type Digital I/O ................................................. 22
Table 9:
Open Drain Output Type ............................................................................................. 22
Table 10:
Reset State Definition ................................................................................................. 23
Table 11:
GPIO Pin Description.................................................................................................. 23
Table 12:
SPI Bus Configuration................................................................................................. 24
Table 13:
SPI1 Bus Pin Description ............................................................................................ 24
Table 14:
SPI2 Bus Pin Description ............................................................................................ 25
Table 15:
SPI Bus AC Characteristics ........................................................................................ 25
Table 16:
I2C Bus Pin Description ............................................................................................... 26
Table 17:
I2C Bus AC Characteristics ......................................................................................... 26
Table 18:
UART2 Pin Description ............................................................................................... 27
Table 19:
External Antenna Characteristics ................................................................................ 28
Table 20:
PCM AC Characteristics ............................................................................................. 30
Table 21:
PCM Pin Description................................................................................................... 30
Table 22:
Reset Signal Pin Description....................................................................................... 32
Table 23:
Electrical Characteristics of the Reset Signal .............................................................. 32
Table 24:
BOOT Settings ........................................................................................................... 32
Table 25:
Boot Signal Pin Description......................................................................................... 33
Table 26:
External Interrupt Pin Description ................................................................................ 33
Table 27:
Electrical Characteristics of the External Interrupt ....................................................... 33
Table 28:
GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output Pin Description ......................................................... 34
Table 29:
Electrical Characteristics of GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output ....................................... 34
Table 30:
Analog to Digital Pin Description ................................................................................. 34
Table 31:
Electrical Characteristics of the Analog to Digital Converter......................................... 35
Table 32:
Digital to Analog Pin Description ................................................................................. 35
Table 33:
Electrical Characteristics of the Digital to Analog Converter......................................... 35
Table 34:
Standards Conformity for the Fastrack Xtend Series ................................................... 36
Table 35:
Applicable Standards and Requirements for the Fastrack Xtend ................................. 36
Table 36:
Operating Class Temperature Range without an Expansion Card ............................... 37
Table 37:
ISO Failure Mode Severity Classification..................................................................... 38
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Table 38:
Life Stress Test ........................................................................................................... 38
Table 39:
Environmental Resistance Stress Test ........................................................................ 39
Table 40:
Corrosive Resistance Stress Test ............................................................................... 39
Table 41:
Thermal Resistance Cycle Stress Test ........................................................................ 40
Table 42:
Mechanical Resistance Stress Tests ........................................................................... 40
Table 43:
Handling Resistance Stress Tests ............................................................................... 42
Table 44:
Standards Conformity for the Fastrack Xtend Series ................................................... 43
Table 45:
Applicable Standards and Requirements for the Fastrack Xtend Series....................... 43
Table 46:
Available Backplates ................................................................................................... 55
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1. Overview
The Expansion Card is a device that expands the functionality of a standard Fastrack Xtend
programmable gateway into a state of the art device for machine to machine applications. With the
Expansion Card, it is possible to utilize the Internal Expansion Socket (IES) which allows the Fastrack
Xtend to have a bigger application potential.
The Fastrack Xtend with an Expansion Card plugged-in may utilize one or more Plug-Ins of the Sierra
Wireless Software Suite. The Sierra Wireless Software Suite is the world’s most comprehensive
cellular development environment, which allows embedded standard ANSI C applications to be
natively executed directly on intelligent embedded modules.
1.1.
Expansion Card Features

1 – Secondary Serial Link (UART2)


6 – GPIOs
2 – SPI Bus

1 – ADC



1 – DAC
1 – PCM
1 – DTR

1 – Interrupt



Reset access to the embedded module
Boot access to the embedded module
2.8V supply from the Fastrack Xtend

4V supply from the Fastrack Xtend

2.8V Digital supply from the embedded module


1.8V Digital supply from the embedded module
Access to 4.75 to 32V DC-IN
1.2.

1.3.

Operating System
Sierra Wireless Software Suite 2.31 or above
®
 Open AT OS 6.31 or above
Connection Interfaces
50-pin Expansion Card Connector
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1.4.
Overview
Environmental Compliance
In order for the Fastrack Xtend to be fully RoHS Compliant, the add-on Expansion Card must also be
RoHS Compliant.
1.4.1.
RoHS Directive Compliant
The Fastrack Xtend is compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC which sets limits
for the use of certain restricted hazardous substances. This directive states that “from
1st July 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not
contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls
(PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)”.
1.4.2.
Disposing of the Product
This electronic product is subject to the EU Directive 2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). As such, this product must not be disposed off at
a municipal waste collection point. Please refer to local regulations for directions on
how to dispose of this product in an environmental friendly manner.
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2. Functional Specifications
An example of a global architecture of the Expansion Card is described in the figure below.
Figure 1. Signals Available on the 50-pin Expansion Card Connector
Note:
2.1.
References in the figure above to an MMCX connector and an IO expander connector are used as
examples only.
Operating System
The Expansion Card is designed to integrate with the Fastrack Xtend which is Sierra Wireless
Software Suite compliant. With the Sierra Wireless Software Suite, customers can embed their own
applications with the Fastrack Xtend and Expansion Card and turn the Fastrack Xtend into a solution
for their specific market need.
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3. Technical Specifications
3.1.
Power Supply
The Expansion Card power supplies are readily available on the 50-pin connector.
The following table describes the pin description of the available power supplies from the 50-pin
connector.
Table 1:
Power Supplies Pin Description
Pin Number(s)
Signal
I/O Type
Description
41
VCC-2V8
Supply
LDO
46, 47
4V
Supply
High current power supply.
43, 44
DC-IN IESM
Supply
High current external power supply. The same supply
provided on the 10-pin Micro-Fit connector with polarity
protection.
The following tables describe the electrical characteristics of each DC supply signal.
Table 2:
VCC-2V8 Supply Signal
Parameter
VCC-2V8
Table 3:
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Unit
Output voltage
2.73
2.8
2.87
V
Output Current
-
-
100
mA
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Unit
Output voltage
3.91
4
4.12
V
Output Current
-
-
300
mA
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Unit
Output voltage
5.5
13.2
32
V
Output Current
218
91
37.5
mA
4V Supply Signal
Parameter
4V
Table 4:
DC-IN Supply Signal
Parameter
DC-IN
Warning:
The total maximum power dissipation of these three power supplies must not exceed 1.2W.
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3.2.
3.2.1.
Technical Specifications
Mechanical Specifications
Expansion Card Mechanical Drawing
Figure 2. Expansion Card Mechanical Drawing
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Technical Specifications
Expansion Card Design Suggestion
Figure 3. Suggested Expansion Card Dimension
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Technical Specifications
Mechanical Integration
Figure 4. Mechanical Integration
Tip:
The best grounding for the expansion card is utilized by using a ground spring contact that attaches to
the middle screw of the back plate.
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4. Interfaces
4.1.
General Purpose Connector
The Expansion Card has a 50-pin expansion card connector. The high-density 50-pin Expansion Card
Connector is used for interfacing the Expansion Card with the Fastrack Xtend motherboard.
The interfaces available on the GPC are listed in the following table.
Table 5:
Available Interfaces on the GPC
Driven by AT
Commands
Driven by the Sierra
Wireless Software Suite
Sub-section
Interface
4.4
Serial Interface
4.5
Auxiliary Serial Link (UART2)


4.3
General Purpose Input/Output


5.5
Analog to Digital Converter


5.6
Digital to Analog Converter


5.3
External Interrupt

4.7
Digital Audio Interface (PCM)

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4.1.1.
Table 6:
Interfaces
Pin Description
General Purpose Connector Pin Description
Signal Name
Pin Number
Nominal
Voltage
I/O*
Reset State
Description
Dealing with Unused Pins
Multiplexed with
1
GND
2
GND
3
Reserved
4
Reserved
5
Reserved
6
Reserved
7
NC
8
NC
9
NC
10
1.8V Digital supply from
the embedded module
1V8
O
1.8V Supply Output
NC
11
2.8V Digital supply from
the embedded module
2V8
O
2.8V Supply Output
NC
12
BOOT
1V8
I
Boot Input
NC
13
RESET
1V8
I/O
RESET Input
NC
14
AUX-ADC
Analog
I
Analog to Digital Input
NC or Pull to GND
15
SPI1-CS
GPIO31
2V8
O
Z
SPI1 Chip Select
NC
16
SPI1-CLK
GPIO28
2V8
O
Z
SPI1 Clock
NC
17
SPI1-I
GPIO30
2V8
I
Z
SPI1 Data Input
NC
18
SPI1-IO
GPIO29
2V8
I/O
Z
SPI1 Data Input / Output
NC
19
SPI2-CLK
GPIO32
2V8
O
Z
SPI2 Clock
NC
20
SPI2-IO
GPIO33
2V8
I/O
Z
SPI2 Data Input / Output
NC
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Pin Number
Signal Name
21
SPI2-CS
22
Interfaces
Voltage
I/O*
Reset State
Description
Dealing with Unused Pins
GPIO35
2V8
O
Z
SPI2 Chip Select
NC
SPI2-I
GPIO34
2V8
I
Z
SPI2 Data Input
NC
23
RXD2
GPIO15
1V8
O
Z
Auxiliary RS232 Receive
Add a test point for debugging
24
TXD2
GPIO14
1V8
I
Z
Auxiliary RS232 Transmit
(TXD2) Pull-up to VCC_1V8 with
100kΩ and add a test point for
debugging
25
CTS2
GPIO16
1V8
O
Z
Auxiliary RS232 Clear To
Send
(CTS2) Add a test point for debugging
26
RTS2
GPIO17
1V8
I
Z
Auxiliary RS232 Request To
Send
(RTS2) Pull-up to VCC_1V8 with
100kΩ and add a test point for
debugging
27
GPIO8
1V8
I/O
Pull-up
28
GPIO26
Open
Drain
O
Z
29
GPIO19
2V8
I/O
Z
30
GPIO27
Open
Drain
I/O
Z
31
GPIO20
2V8
I/O
Undefined
32
INT0
GPIO3
1V8
I
Z
33
GPIO23
*
2V8
I/O
Z
NC
34
GPIO22
*
2V8
I/O
Z
NC
35
DTR1-CT108/2
GPIO41
2V8
I
Z
Main RS232 Data Terminal
Ready
(DTR1) Pull-up to VCC_2V8 with
100kΩ
36
PCM-SYNC
1V8
O
Pull-down
PCM Frame Synchro
NC
37
PCM-IN
1V8
I
Pull-up
PCM Data Input
NC
38
PCM-CLK
1V8
O
Pull-down
PCM Clock
NC
39
PCM-OUT
1V8
O
Pull-up
PCM Data Output
NC
40
AUX-DAC
Analog
O
Digital to Analog Output
NC
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Interfaces
Pin Number
Signal Name
Voltage
I/O*
41
2.8V supply from the
Fastrack Xtend
2V8
O
42
GND
GND
43
DC-IN IESM
4.75V –
32V
O
Power Supply
44
DC-IN IESM
4.75V –
32V
O
Power Supply
45
GND
GND
46
4V supply from the
Fastrack Xtend
4V
O
Power Supply
47
4V supply from the
Fastrack Xtend
4V
O
Power Supply
48
GND
GND
GND
49
GND
GND
GND
50
GND
GND
GND
*
Reset State
Description
Dealing with Unused Pins
Power Supply
GND
GND
For more information about the multiplexing of these signals, refer to section 4.3 General Purpose Input/Output.
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4.2.
Interfaces
Electrical Information for Digital I/O
There are three types of digital I/Os on the Expansion Card:



2.8 volt CMOS
1.8 volt CMOS
Open drain
Refer to the tables below for the electrical characteristics of these digital I/Os.
Table 7:
Electrical Characteristics of a 2.8 volt Type Digital I/O
Parameter
I/O Type
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Internal 2.8V power supply
VCC_2V8
2.74V
2.8V
2.86V
VIL
CMOS
-0.5V*
0.84V
VIH
CMOS
1.96V
3.2V*
VOL
CMOS
VOH
CMOS
Input/Output
pin
*
0.4V
Condition
IOL = - 4 mA
2.4V
IOH = 4 mA
IOH
4mA
IOL
- 4mA
Absolute maximum ratings
All 2.8V I/O pins do not accept input signal voltages above the maximum voltage specified above.
Table 8:
Electrical Characteristics of a 1.8 volt Type Digital I/O
Parameter
I/O Type
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Internal 1.8V power supply
VCC_1V8
1.76V
1.8V
1.94V
VIL
CMOS
-0.5V*
0.54V
VIH
CMOS
1.33V
2.2V*
VOL
CMOS
VOH
CMOS
Input/Output
pin
*
Table 9:
0.4V
Condition
IOL = - 4 mA
1.4V
IOH = 4 mA
IOH
4mA
IOL
- 4mA
Absolute maximum ratings
Open Drain Output Type
Signal Name
SDA/GPIO27
and
SCL/GPIO26
Parameter
I/O Type
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Condition
VTOL
Open Drain
3.3V
Tolerated voltage
VIH
Open Drain
VIL
Open Drain
0.8V
VOL
Open Drain
0.4V
IOL
Open Drain
3mA
2V
The reset states of the I/Os are given in each interface description chapter. Definitions of these states
are given in the table below.
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Table 10:
Interfaces
Reset State Definition
Parameter
Definition
0
Set to GND
1
Set to supply 1V8 or 2V8 depending on I/O type
Pull-down
Internal pull-down with ~60K resistor.
Pull-up
Internal pull-up with ~60K resistor to supply 1V8 or 2V8 depending on I/O type.
Z
High impedance
Undefined
4.3.
Caution: Undefined must not be used in an application if a special state is required at reset.
These pins may be a toggling a signal(s) during reset.
General Purpose Input/Output
The Expansion Card provides a total of 20 General Purpose I/O. These can be used to control any
external device such as GPS, Bluetooth, LCD or any other external application.
Note that these GPIOs are only available if the multiplexed counterparts aren’t used.
Refer to the table below for the pin description of the GPIO.
Table 11:
GPIO Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Multiplexed With
32
GPIO3
I/O
1V8
Z
INT0
27
GPIO8
I/O
1V8
Pull-up
Not mux
24
GPIO14
I/O
1V8
Z
CT103 / TXD2
23
GPIO15
I/O
1V8
Z
CT104 / RXD2
25
GPIO16
I/O
1V8
Z
~CT106 / CTS2
26
GPIO17
I/O
1V8
Z
~CT105 / RTS2
29
GPIO19
I/O
2V8
Z
Not mux
31
GPIO20
I/O
2V8
Undefined
Not mux
34
GPIO22
I/O
2V8
Z
Not mux*
33
GPIO23
I/O
2V8
Z
Not mux*
28
GPIO26
I/O
Open Drain
Z
SCL
30
GPIO27
I/O
Open Drain
Z
SDA
16
GPIO28
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI1-CLK
18
GPIO29
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI1-IO
17
GPIO30
I/O
2V8
Z
SP1-I
15
GPIO31
I/O
2V8
Z
~SPI1-CS
19
GPIO32
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI2-CLK
20
GPIO33
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI2-IO
22
GPIO34
I/O
2V8
Z
SP2-I
21
GPIO35
I/O
2V8
Z
~SPI2-CS
35
GPIO41
I/O
2V8
Z
~CT108-2 / DTR1
*
If a Bluetooth module is used, these GPIOs must be reserved.
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
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4.4.
Interfaces
Serial Interface
The Expansion Card may be connected to an LCD driver through either of the two SPI bus interface.
4.4.1.
SPI Bus
Both SPI bus interface includes:

a CLK signal


an I/O signal
an I signal

a CS signal complying with the standard SPI bus
4.4.1.1.
Characteristics
The following lists the features available on the SPI bus:

Master mode operation


SPI speed is from 101.5 Kbit/s to 13 Mbit/s in master mode operation
3 or 4-wire interface

SPI-mode configuration: 0 to 3

1 to 16 bits data length
4.4.1.2.
Table 12:
Configuration
SPI Bus Configuration
Operation
Maximum Speed
SPI-Mode
Duplex
3-wire Type
4-wire Type
Master
13 Mb/s
0,1,2,3
Half
SPIx-CLK; SPIx-IO;
~SPIx-CS
SPIx-CLK; SPIx-IO;
SPIx-I; ~SPIx-CS
Note that for the 4-wire configuration, SPIx-I/O is used as output only; and SPIx-I is used as input
only. For the 3-wire configuration, SPIx-I/O is used as both input and output.
4.4.1.3.
Pin Description
Refer to the following tables for the pin description of both SPI bus interface.
Table 13:
SPI1 Bus Pin Description
Pin
Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
Multiplexed
With
16
SPI1-CLK
O
2V8
Z
SPI Serial Clock
GPIO28
18
SPI1-IO
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI Serial input/output
GPIO29
17
SPI1-I
I
2V8
Z
SPI Serial input
GPIO30
15
~SPI1-CS
O
2V8
Z
SPI Enable
GPIO31
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
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Table 14:
Interfaces
SPI2 Bus Pin Description
Pin
Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
Multiplexed
With
19
SPI2-CLK
O
2V8
Z
SPI Serial Clock
GPIO32
20
SPI2-IO
I/O
2V8
Z
SPI Serial input/output
GPIO33
22
SP2-I
I
2V8
Z
SPI Serial input
GPIO34
21
~SPI2-CS
O
2V8
Z
SPI Enable
GPIO35
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
4.4.1.4.
Waveforms
The figure below shows the waveforms for SPI transfers with a 4-wire configuration in master mode 0
(chip select is not represented).
Figure 5. SPI Timing Diagram (Mode 0, Master, 4 wires)
Table 15:
SPI Bus AC Characteristics
Signal
Description
Minimum
CLK-cycle
SPI clock frequency
0.1015
Data-OUT delay
Data-OUT ready delay time
Data-IN-setup
Data-IN setup time
2
ns
Data-OUT-hold
Data-OUT hold time
2
ns
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Interfaces
I2C Bus
4.4.2.
The I2C interface includes a clock signal (SCL) and a data signal (SDA) which complies with
100Kbit/s–standard interface (standard mode: s-mode).
2
The I C bus is always in master mode operation.
The maximum speed transfer is 400Kbit/s (fast mode: f-mode).
For more information on the I2C bus, see document [17] “I2C Bus Specification”, Version 2.0, Philips
Semiconductor 1998.
4.4.2.1.
Pin Description
2
Table 16:
I C Bus Pin Description
Pin
Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
Multiplexed
With
28
SCL
O
Open drain
Z
Serial Clock
GPIO26
30
SDA
I/O
Open drain
Z
Serial Data
GPIO27
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
4.4.2.2.
Waveforms
The figure below shows the I2C bus waveforms in master mode configuration.
2
Figure 6. I C Timing Diagram (Master)
Table 17:
2
I C Bus AC Characteristics
Signal
Description
Minimum
SCL-freq
I²C clock frequency
100
T-start
Hold time START condition
0.6
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Interfaces
Signal
Description
Minimum
T-stop
Setup time STOP condition
0.6
µs
T-free
Bus free time, STOP to START
1.3
µs
T-high
High period for clock
0.6
µs
T-data-hold
Data hold time
0
T-data-setup
Data setup time
100
4.5.
Typical
Maximum
0.9
Unit
µs
ns
Auxiliary Serial Link (UART2)
GPS or Bluetooth applications can be interfaced on the auxiliary serial link (UART2).
4.5.1.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the UART2 interface.
Table 18:
UART2 Pin Description
Pin
Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
Multiplexed
With
24
CT103 / TXD2*
I
1V8
Z
Transmit serial data
GPIO14
23
CT104 / RXD2*
O
1V8
Z
Receive serial data
GPIO15
25
~CT106 / CTS2*
O
1V8
Z
Clear To Send
GPIO16
26
~CT105 / RTS2*
I
1V8
Z
Request To Send
GPIO17
*
According to PC view
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
The maximum baud rate of UART2 is 920Kbit/s.
Tip:
4.6.
The Fastrack Xtend is designed to operate using all serial interface signals and it is mandatory to use
RTS2 and CTS2 for hardware flow control in order to avoid data corruption during transmission.
RF Interface
This interface allows an MMCX connector to be connected to the Expansion Card and has a 50Ω
nominal impedance. Depending on the application used, this can be used for GPS, Bluetooth or other
RF devices.
4.6.1.
External Active Antenna Specifications
Typically, if active antennas are used (GPS, for example), a DC supply is applied through the RF
connector. The table below describes the common characteristics of a GPS external antenna.
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Table 19:
Interfaces
External Antenna Characteristics
Antenna Frequency Range
1.57542GHz ± 1.023MHz (L1-Band)
Impedance
50Ω nominal
Voltage Supply
3.3V ± 0.5VDC
Gain (antenna + cable)
2dBi (typical)
4.7.
Digital Audio Interface (PCM)
The Digital Audio Interface (PCM) interface allows connectivity with standard audio peripherals. It can
be used, for example, to connect an external audio codec.
The programmability of this mode allows addressing a large range of audio peripherals.
The signals used by the Digital Audio Interface (PCM) are as follows:


PCM-SYNC (output): The frame synchronization signal delivers an 8KHz frequency pulse that
synchronizes the frame data-IN and the frame data-OUT.
PCM-CLK (output): The frame bit clock signal controls data transfer with the audio peripheral.

PCM-OUT (output): The frame “data-OUT” relies on the selected configuration mode.

PCM-IN (input): The frame “data-IN” relies on the selected configuration mode.
The Digital Audio Interface has the following features:


IOM-2 compatible device on physical level
Master mode only with 6 slots by frame, user only on slot 0

Bit rate single clock mode at 768KHz only



16 bits data word MSB first only
Linear Law only (no compression law)
Long Frame Synchronization only

Push-pull configuration on PCM-OUT and PCM-IN
Note that the digital audio interface configuration cannot differ from those specified above.
4.7.1.
Waveforms
The following figures describe the PCM Frame and Sampling waveforms.
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Figure 7. PCM Frame Waveform
Figure 8. PCM Sampling Waveform
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Table 20:
Interfaces
PCM AC Characteristics
Signal
Description
Tsync_low +
Tsync_high
PCM-SYNC period
125
µs
Tsync_low
PCM-SYNC low time
93
µs
Tsync_high
PCM-SYNC high time
32
µs
TSYNC-CLK
PCM-SYNC to PCM-CLK time
-154
ns
TCLK-cycle
PCM-CLK period
1302
ns
TIN-setup
PCM-IN setup time
50
ns
TIN-hold
PCM-IN hold time
50
ns
TOUT-delay
PCM-OUT delay time
4.7.2.
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
20
Unit
ns
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the PCM interface.
Table 21:
PCM Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
36
PCM-SYNC
O
1V8
Pull-down
Frame synchronization 8Khz
38
PCM-CLK
O
1V8
Pull-down
Data clock
39
PCM-OUT
O
1V8
Pull-up
Data output
37
PCM-IN
I
1V8
Pull-up
Data input
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
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5. Signals and Indicators
5.1.
Reset Signal (~RESET)
This pin is tied to the internal reset pin of the Fastrack Xtend. It is used to force a reset procedure by
providing the Expansion Card with a LOW level for at least 200µs. This signal must be considered as
an emergency reset only. A reset procedure is already driven by the internal hardware during the
power-up sequence.
This signal may also be used to provide a reset to an external device (at power-ON only). If no
external reset is necessary, this input may be left open. If used (emergency reset), it must be driven
either by an open collector or an open drain.
The Expansion Card remains in reset mode as long as the ~RESET signal is held LOW.
Note that an operating system reset is preferred to a hardware reset.
Caution: This signal should only be used for “emergency” resets.
5.1.1.
Reset Sequence
To activate the “emergency” reset sequence, the ~RESET signal has to be set to LOW for a minimum
of 200s. As soon as the reset is completed, the AT interface answers the application with an “OK”.
Figure 9. Reset Sequence Waveform
At power-up, the ~RESET time (Rt) is carried out after switching the Fastrack Xtend ON. It is
generated by the internal voltage supervisor.
The ~RESET time is provided by the internal RC component. To keep the same time, it is not
recommended to connect another R or C component (resistor or capacitor) on the ~RESET signal.
Only a switch or an open drain gate is recommended.
Ct is the cancellation time required for Fastrack Xtend initialization. Ct is automatically carried out
after hardware reset.
5.1.2.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the reset signal.
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Table 22:
Signals and Indicators
Reset Signal Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Description
13
~RESET
I/O
Open Drain
1V8
Fastrack Xtend Reset
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
5.1.3.
Electrical Characteristics
Refer to the following table for the electrical characteristics of the reset signal.
Table 23:
Electrical Characteristics of the Reset Signal
Parameter
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Unit
Input Impedance (R)*
330K

Input Impedance (C)
10n
F
~RESET time (Rt)
1
200
2
20
~RESET time (Rt) at power up only
40
Cancellation time (Ct)
0.57
VIL
0
VIH
1.33
Internal pull-up
*
VH: Hysterisis Voltage
100
34
VH
*
µs
ms
ms
V
0.57
V
V
1
This reset time is the minimum to be carried out on the ~RESET signal when the power supply is already
stabilized.
2
This reset time is internally carried out by the Fastrack Xtend power supply supervisor only when the power
supplies are powered ON.
5.2.
BOOT Signal
A specific BOOT control pin is for downloading firmware to the Fastrack Xtend.
A specific PC software program, provided by Sierra Wireless, is needed to perform this specific
download.
The BOOT pin must be connected to VCC_1V8 for this specific download.
Table 24:
BOOT Settings
BOOT
Operating Mode
Comment
Leave open
Normal use
No download
Leave open
Download XMODEM
AT command for Download AT+WDWL*
1
Download specific
Need Sierra Wireless PC software
*
Refer to document [10] Firmware 7.4a AT Commands Manual (Sierra Wireless Software Suite 2.31)/Firmware
7.4 AT Commands Manual (Sierra Wireless Software Suite 2.30) for more information about this command.
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5.2.1.
Signals and Indicators
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the BOOT signal.
Table 25:
Boot Signal Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Description
12
BOOT
I
1V8
Download mode selection
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
For more information about using AT Commands to manipulate this signal, refer to document [12] AT
Commands Interface Guide.
Note that this BOOT signal must be left open for normal use or XMODEM download.
5.3.
External Interrupt
The Expansion Card provides one external interrupt input. This interrupt input can be activated on the:

High to low level transition


Low to high level transition
Low to high and high to low level transitions
When used, the interrupt input must not be left open; when not used, this signal must be configured
as a GPIO.
5.3.1.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the external interrupt.
Table 26:
External Interrupt Pin Description
Pin
Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Reset State
Description
Multiplexed
With
32
INT0
I
1V8
Z
External Interrupt
GPIO3
Refer to section 4.2 Electrical Information for Digital I/O for open drain, 2V8 and 1V8 voltage
characteristics and reset state definitions.
5.3.2.
Electrical Characteristics
Refer to the following table for the electrical characteristics of the external interrupt.
Table 27:
Electrical Characteristics of the External Interrupt
Parameter
INT0
Minimum
VIL
VIH
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5.4.
Signals and Indicators
GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output
These outputs must be used as reference or as a pull-up resistor supplies only. The voltage supplies
are available when the Fastrack Xtend is ON.
5.4.1.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 output.
Table 28:
GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Description
11
GSM-2V8
O
Supply
Digital supply
10
GSM-1V8
O
Supply
Digital supply
5.4.2.
Electrical Characteristics
Refer to the following table for the electrical characteristics of the GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 output.
Table 29:
Electrical Characteristics of GSM-2V8 and GSM-1V8 Output
Parameter
Output voltage
GSM-2V8
Typical
Maximum
Unit
2.74
2.8
2.86
V
15
mA
1.76
1.8
1.94
V
15
mA
Output current
Output voltage
GSM-1V8
5.5.
Minimum
Output current
Analog to Digital Converter
One Analog to Digital Converter input is available from the Expansion Card. The converter is a 10-bit
resolution ADC ranging from 0 to 2V.
5.5.1.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the analog to digital converter.
Table 30:
Analog to Digital Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Description
14
AUX-ADC
I
Analog
A/D converter
5.5.2.
Electrical Characteristics
Refer to the following table for the electrical characteristics of the analog to digital converter.
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Table 31:
Signals and Indicators
Electrical Characteristics of the Analog to Digital Converter
Parameter
Minimum
Typical
Resolution
Maximum
10
Sampling rate
Input signal range
0
Unit
bits
138*
sps
2
V
INL (Integral non linearity)
15
mV
DNL (Differential non linearity)
2.5
mV
Input impedance
1M

*
AUX-ADC
Sampling rate only for AUX-ADC and Sierra Wireless Software Suite application
5.6.
Digital to Analog Converter
One Digital to Analog Converter output is available from the Expansion Card. The converter is an 8-bit
resolution DAC ranging from 0 to 2V.
5.6.1.
Pin Description
Refer to the following table for the pin description of the digital to analog converter.
Table 32:
Digital to Analog Pin Description
Pin Number
Signal
I/O
I/O Type
Description
40
AUX-DAC
O
Analog
D/A converter
Note:
This output assumes a typical external load of 2kΩ and 50pF in parallel to GND.
5.6.2.
Electrical Characteristics
Refer to the following table for the electrical characteristics of the digital to analog converter.
Table 33:
Electrical Characteristics of the Digital to Analog Converter
Parameter
Minimum
Resolution
Output signal range
Typical
Maximum
8
0
Output voltage after reset
Unit
bits
2.3
1.147
V
V
INL (Integral non linearity)
-5
+5
LSB
DNL (Differential non linearity)
-1
+1
LSB
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6. Reliability Compliance and
Recommended Standards
6.1.
Reliability Compliance
The Fastrack Xtend is compliant with the following requirements.
Table 34:
Standards Conformity for the Fastrack Xtend Series
Abbreviation
Definition
IEC
International Electro technical Commission
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
6.2.
Applicable Standards Listing
The table hereafter gives the basic list of standards applicable to the Fastrack Xtend.
Note:
Table 35:
References to any features can be found from these standards.
Applicable Standards and Requirements for the Fastrack Xtend
Document
Current
Version
Title
IEC6006826
7.0
Environmental testing - Part 2.6: Test FC: Sinusoidal Vibration.
IEC60068234
73
Basic environmental testing procedures part 2: Test FD: random vibration
wide band - general requirements.
Cancelled and replaced by IEC60068-2-64. For reference only.
IEC60068264
2.0
Environmental testing - part 2-64: Test FH: vibration, broadband random and
guidance.
IEC60068232
2.0
Basic environmental testing procedures - part 2: Test ED: (procedure 1)
Withdrawn & replaced by IEC60068-2-31. For reference only.
IEC60068231
2.0
Environmental testing part 2-31: Test EC: rough handling shocks, primarily
for equipment-type specimens.
IEC60068229
2.0
Basic environmental testing procedures - part 2: Test EB and guidance:
bump.
Withdrawn and replaced by IEC60068-2-27. For reference only.
IEC60068227
4.0
Environmental testing - part 2-27: Test EA and guidance: shock.
IEC60068214
6.0
Environmental testing - part 2-14: Test N: change of temperature.
IEC6006822
5.0
Environmental testing - part 2-2: Test B: dry heat.
IEC6006821
6.0
Environmental testing - part 2-1: Test A: cold.
IEC60068230
3.0
Environmental testing - part 2-30: Test DB: damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h
cycle).
IEC6006823
69 w/A1
Basic environmental testing procedures part 2: Test CA: damp heat, steady
State.
Withdrawn and replaced by IEC60068-2-78. For reference only.
IEC60068278
1.0
Environmental testing part 2-78: Test CAB: damp heat, steady state.
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Version
Title
IEC60068238
2.0
Environmental testing - part 2-38: Test Z/AD: composite
temperature/humidity cyclic test.
IEC60068240
1.0 w/A1
Basic environmental testing procedures - part 2: Test Z/AM combined
cold/low air pressure tests.
ISO167501
2ND
Road vehicles - environmental conditions and testing for electrical and
electronic equipment - part 1: general.
ISO167502
2ND
Road vehicles - environmental conditions and testing for electrical and
electronic equipment - part 2: electrical loads.
ISO167503
2ND
Road vehicles - environmental conditions and testing for electrical and
electronic equipment - part 3: mechanical loads.
ISO167504
2ND
Road vehicles - environmental conditions and testing for electrical and
electronic equipment - part 4: climatic loads.
IEC60529
2.1 w/COR2
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code).
IEC60068217
4.0
Basic environmental testing procedures - part 2: Test Q: sealing.
IEC60068218
2.0
Environmental testing - part 2-18: Tests - R and guidance: water.
IEC60068270
1.0
Environmental testing - part 2: tests - test XB: abrasion of markings and
letterings caused by rubbing of fingers and hands.
IEC60068268
1.0
Environmental testing - part 2: tests - test l: dust and sand.
IEC60068211
3.0
Basic environmental testing procedures, part 2: test KA: salt mist.
IEC60068260
2.0
Environmental testing - part 2: Test KE: flowing mixed gas corrosion test.
IEC60068252
2.0 w/COR
Environmental testing - part 2: Test KB: salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride
solution).
6.3.
Environmental Specifications
The Fastrack Xtend is compliant with the operating classes listed below. To ensure the proper
operation of the Expansion Card, the temperature of the environment must be within the specified
range as described in the following tables.
Table 36:
Operating Class Temperature Range without an Expansion Card
Conditions
Temperature Range
Operating / Class A
-20 °C to +55°C
Operating / Class B
-30 °C to +75°C
Operating / Class C
-30 °C to +85°C
Storage
-40 °C to +85°C
6.3.1.
Function Status Classification
The classes reported below comply with the Annex “ISO Failure Mode Severity Classification”, ISO
Standard 7637, and Section 1.
Note:
The word “function” used here only concerns the function performed by the Fastrack Xtend.
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Recommended Standards
ISO Failure Mode Severity Classification
Class
Definition
All equipment/system functions are fulfilled normally (100% functional) during and after the
constraint.
CLASS A
The Fastrack Xtend and the Expansion Card shall exhibit normal function during and after
environmental exposure. The Fastrack Xtend and the Expansion Card performance shall meet
the minimum requirements of 3GPP or appropriate wireless standards.
All equipment/system functions are fulfilled normally during application of the constraint;
however, one or several of them may be out of the specified tolerances. After application of the
constraint, all functions automatically return within standard limits. The memories shall remain
in compliance with Class A.
CLASS B
The Fastrack Xtend and the Expansion Card shall exhibit the possibility at all times to establish
a voice, SMS or DATA call. Unless otherwise stated, full performance should return to normal
after the external influence has been removed.
No functional requirement will be fulfilled during the application of the constraint; however, full
functionality will automatically be returned after the constraint has been removed.
CLASS C
6.3.2.
Reliability Prediction Model
The following tables enumerate the different tests performed on the Fastrack Xtend and their
corresponding conditions and results.
6.3.2.1.
Life Stress Test
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s product performance.
Table 38:
Life Stress Test
Designation
Condition
Standard: N/A
Performance Test
PT3T° & PT
Special conditions:

Temperature:
 Class A: -20 °C to +55°C
 Class B: -30 °C to +75°C

Rate of temperature change: ± 3°C/min
Recovery time: 3 hours

Operating conditions: Powered
Duration: 10 days
6.3.2.2.
Environmental Resistance Stress Test
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s resistance to extreme temperature.
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Recommended Standards
Environmental Resistance Stress Test
Designation
Condition
Standard: IEC 680068-2-1, Test Ab
Cold Test
COT
Special conditions:



Temperature: -40°C
Rate of temperature change: dT/dt >= ± 3°C/min
Recovery time: 3 hours
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 72 hours
6.3.2.3.
Corrosive Resistance Stress Test
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s resistance to corrosive atmosphere.
Table 40:
Corrosive Resistance Stress Test
Designation
Condition
Standard: IEC 60068-2-30, Test Db
Moist Heat Cyclic Test
MHCT
Special conditions:

Upper temperature: +55 ± 2°C

Lower temperature: +25 ± 2°C

RH:
 Upper temperature: 93%
 Lower temperature: 95%

Number of cycles: 21 (1 cycle/24 hours)


Rate of temperature change: dT/dt >= ± 3°C/min
Recovery time: 3 hours
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 21 days
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6.3.2.4.
Reliability Compliance and
Recommended Standards
Thermal Resistance Cycle Stress Test
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s resistance to extreme temperature cycling.
Table 41:
Thermal Resistance Cycle Stress Test
Designation
Condition
Standard: IEC 60068-2-14
Special conditions:
Thermal Shock Test
TSKT


Upper temperature: +90°C
Lower temperature: -40°C

Rate of temperature change: 30s


Number of cycles: 200
Duration of exposure: 30 minutes

Recovery time: 3 hours
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 72 hours
6.3.2.5.
Mechanical Resistance Stress Tests
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s resistance to vibrations and mechanical shocks.
Table 42:
Mechanical Resistance Stress Tests
Designation
Condition
Standard: IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc
Special conditions:

Sinusoidal Vibration Test
SVT1

Frequency range: 10Hz to 1000Hz
 Displacement: ±5mm (peak)
Frequency range: 16Hz to 62Hz
 Acceleration: 5G

Frequency range: 62Hz to 200Hz
 Acceleration: 3G


Frequency range: 200Hz to 1000Hz
 Acceleration: 1G
Sweep rate: 1 oct/min.


Test duration: 20 cycles
Sweep directions: X, Y and Z
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 72 hours
Random Vibration Test
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Designation
Condition
RVT
Special conditions:

Density spectrum: 0.96m2/s3

Frequency range:
2
 0.1 g /Hz at 10Hz
2
 0.01 g /Hz at 250Hz
 0.0005 g2/Hz at 1000Hz
 0.0005 g2/Hz at 2000Hz



Slope: -3dB/octave
Acceleration: 0.9gRMS
Number of axis: 3
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 16 hours
Standard: IEC 60068-2-27, Test Ea
Special conditions:

Mechanical Shock Test
MST


Shock Test 1:
 Wave form: Half sine
 Peak acceleration: 30G
 Duration: 11ms
 Number of shocks: 8 per direction
 Number of directions: 6 (±X, ±Y, ±Z)
Shock Test 2:
 Wave form: Half sine
 Peak acceleration: 200G
 Duration: 3ms
 Number of shocks: 3 per direction
 Number of directions: 6 (±X, ±Y, ±Z)
Shock Test 3:
 Wave form: Half sine
 Peak acceleration: 100G
 Duration: 6ms
 Number of shocks: 3 per direction

Number of directions: 6 (±X, ±Y, ±Z)
Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 72 hours
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6.3.2.6.
Reliability Compliance and
Recommended Standards
Handling Resistance Stress Tests
The following tests the Fastrack Xtend’s resistance to handling malfunctions and damage.
Table 43:
Handling Resistance Stress Tests
Designation
Condition
ESD Test
Standard: IEC 1000-4-2
Special conditions:


Contact discharges: 10 positive and 10 negative applied
Voltage: ±2kV, ±4kV, ±6kV
Operating conditions: Powered
Duration: 24 hours
Standard: N/A
Special Conditions:

SIM Connector:
 Cycles: 40
 Repetition Rate: 3s per cycle
 Objective: Mating and de-mating

System Connector:
 Cycles: 40
 Repetition Rate: 3s per cycle
 Objective: Mating and de-mating
RF Connector:
 Cycles: 20
 Repetition Rate: 5s per cycle
 Objective: Mating and de-mating
Operational Durability
OD

Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration: 24 hours
Free Fall Test
FFT
Standard : IEC 60068-2-32, Test Ed
Special conditions:

Drop: 2 samples for each direction

Equivalent drop height: 1.5m

Number of directions: 6 (±X, ±Y, ±Z)
Number of drops/face: 2

Operating conditions: Un-powered
Duration:24 hours
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7. Certification Compliance and
Recommended Standards
7.1.
Certification Compliance
The Fastrack Xtend is compliant with the following requirements.
Table 44:
Standards Conformity for the Fastrack Xtend Series
Domain
Applicable Standard
Safety standard
EN 60950-1 (ed.2006)
Health standard (EMF Exposure Evaluation)
EN 62311 (ed. 2008)
Efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum
EN 301 511 (V 9.0.2)
EN 300 440-2 (V1.2.1)
EN 301 908-1 (V3.2.1)
EN 301 908-2 (V3.2.1)
(GPS variant only)
(3G variants only)
(3G variants only)
EMC
EN 301 489-1 (v1.8.1)
EN 301 489-3 (v1.3.1) (2G variants only)
EN 301 489-7 (v1.3.1)
EN 301 489-24 (v1.4.1) (3G variants only)
FCC
FCC Part 15
FCC Part 22, 24
IC
RSS-132 Issue 2
RSS-133 Issue 5
International Standard for Battery
IEC 61951-2
7.2.
Applicable Standards Listing
The table hereafter gives the basic list of standards applicable for 2G and WCDMA (Rel. 5 to 7).
Note:
References to any features can be found from these standards.
Table 45:
Applicable Standards and Requirements for the Fastrack Xtend Series
Document
Current
Version
Title
GCF
3.7.1
GSM Certification Forum - Certification Criteria
NAPRD.03
2.6.0
Overview of PCS Type certification review board (PTCRB) Mobile Equipment
Type Certification and IMEI control
8.3.0
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group
GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network; Digital cellular telecommunications
system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification; Part 1:
Conformance specification
8.3.0
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group
GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network; Mobile Station (MS) conformance
specification; Part 2: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS)
proforma specification
TS 51.010-1
TS 51.010-2
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TS 51.010-4
4.14.1
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group
GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network; Digital cellular telecommunications
system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification; Part 4:
SIM Application Toolkit Conformance specification
EN 301 511
9.0.2
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM); Harmonised standard for
mobile stations in the GSM 900 and DCS 1800 bands covering essential
requirements under article 3.2 of the R&TTE directive (1999/5/EC)
8.5.0
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio
Access Network; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio
transmission and reception (FDD); Part 1: Conformance specification
(for 3G variants only)
8.5.0
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio
Access Network User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio
transmission and reception (FDD); Part 2: Implementation Conformance
Statement (ICS)
(for 3G variants only)
3.2.1
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Base
Stations (BS), Repeaters and User Equipment (UE) for IMT-2000 ThirdGeneration cellular networks; Part 1: Harmonized EN for IMT-2000,
introduction and common requirements, covering essential requirements
of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
(for 3G variants only)
3.2.1
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Base
Stations (BS), Repeaters and User Equipment (UE) for IMT-2000 ThirdGeneration cellular networks; Part 2: Harmonized EN for IMT-2000, CDMA
Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) (UE) covering essential requirements of article 3.2
of the R&TTE Directive
(for 3G variants only)
Document
TS 34.121-1
TS 34.121-2
EN 301 908-1
EN 301 908-2
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8. Design Guidelines
8.1.
EMC Recommendations
EMC tests must be performed on the application as soon as possible to detect any potential
problems.
When designing, special attention should be paid to:
Tip:

Possible spurious emission radiated by the application to the RF receiver in the receiver band

ESD protection is mandatory on all signals which are externally accessible. Typically, ESD
protection is mandatory for an IO Expander Connector.

Ground plane: Sierra Wireless recommends a common ground plane for analog/digital/RF
grounds and the IESM board must be properly grounded with Fastrack Xtend metallic
housing.
In order for the Expansion Card to have the best grounding, Sierra Wireless recommends attaching
the ground plane of the PCB to the back plate instead of on the Fastrack Xtend’s main housing.
Expansion Cards designed by Sierra Wireless achieves this by using a metallic spring that attaches to
the middle screw of the back plate.
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9. Connector and Peripheral Device
References
This section contains a list of recommended manufacturers or suppliers for the peripheral devices to
be used with the Expansion Card.
For more information, refer to the following websites:

Kyocera Elco: http://www.kyocera-elco.com/



Hirose: http://www.hirose.com/
AVX Corp: http://www.avx.com/
Amphenol: http://www.amphenol.com
9.1.
General Purpose Connector
The recommended 50-pin plug connector (Expansion Card side) has a 0.5mm pitch from Kyocera
Elco with the following reference:

14 5078 050 515 861+
The recommended 50-pin connector mating connector (Fastrack Xtend side) is from Kyocera Elco
with the following reference:

24 5078 050 513 861+
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10. Reference Documents
For more details, several reference documents can be consulted. The Sierra Wireless documents
referenced herein are provided in the Sierra Wireless documentation package; however, the general
reference documents which are not Sierra Wireless owned are not provided in the documentation
package.
10.1. Fastrack Xtend and Expansion Card
Documents
[1]
AirLink FXT Series User Guide
Reference: WA_DEV_FEX20_UGD_002
[2]
FXTE01 and FXTE02 User Guide
Reference: WA_DEV_FEX20_UGD_008
[3]
FXTE01 and FXTE02 Installation Guide
Reference: WA_DEV_FEX20_UGD_009
10.2. Sierra Wireless Software Suite Documents
[4]
Getting started with SDK 4.22b
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_048
[5]
Tutorial for IDE 1.08 (if using IDE; obsolete if using Developer Studio)
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_044
[6]
Tools Manual for IDE (if using IDE; obsolete if using Developer Studio)
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_045
[7]
Basic Development Guide for SDK 4.22 (if using IDE; obsolete if using Developer Studio)
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_050
[8]
ADL User Guide for SDK 4.22 (if using IDE; obsolete if using Developer Studio)
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_051
[9]
SDK 4.22 Official Release Note
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_DVD_338
10.3. Firmware Documents
[10]
Firmware 7.4a AT Commands Manual (Sierra Wireless Software Suite 2.31)/Firmware 7.4
AT Commands Manual (Sierra Wireless Software Suite 2.30)
Reference: WM_DEV_OAT_UGD_079 (Version 12 and 11)
[11]
Firmware 7.4 Customer Release Note
Reference: WA_PGM_OASIS_CRN_009
[12]
AT Commands Interface Guide
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Reference: WM_ASW_OAT_UGD_00004
10.4. Plug-In Documents
[13]
Opus | C-GPS Application Note
Reference: WM_DEV_C-GPS_APN_001
[14]
C-GPS Development Kit User Guide
Reference: WM_DEV_C-GPS_UGD_001
[15]
e-Ride Datasheet for Prelude and Opus 1
Reference: WM_DEV_C-GPS_UGD_002
[16]
e-Ride GPS Core Interface Rev 1.16.01
Reference: WM_DEV_C-GPS_IFS_003
10.5. General Reference Documents
[17]
“I2C Bus Specification”, Version 2.0, Philips Semiconductor 1998
[18]
ISO 7816- Standard
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11. List of Abbreviations
Abbreviation
Definition
AC
Alternative Current
ADC
Analog to Digital Converter
A/D
Analog to Digital conversion
AF
Audio-Frequency
AT
ATtention (prefix for modem commands)
AUX
AUXiliary
CAN
Controller Area Network
CB
Cell Broadcast
CEP
Circular Error Probable
CLK
CLocK
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CS
Coding Scheme
CTS
Clear To Send
DAC
Digital to Analogue Converter
dB
Decibel
DC
Direct Current
DCD
Data Carrier Detect
DCE
Data Communication Equipment
DCS
Digital Cellular System
DR
Dynamic Range
DSR
Data Set Ready
DTE
Data Terminal Equipment
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
EDGE
Enhance Data rates for GSM Evolution
EFR
Enhanced Full Rate
E-GSM
Extended GSM
EGPRS
Enhance GPRS
EMC
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility
EMI
ElectroMagnetic Interference
EMS
Enhanced Message Service
EN
ENable
ESD
ElectroStatic Discharges
FIFO
First In First Out
FR
Full Rate
FTA
Full Type Approval
GND
GrouND
GPI
General Purpose Input
GPC
General Purpose Connector
GPIO
General Purpose Input Output
GPO
General Purpose Output
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Abbreviation
Definition
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global System for Mobile communications
HR
Half Rate
I/O
Input / Output
LED
Light Emitting Diode
LNA
Low Noise Amplifier
MAX
MAXimum
MIC
MICrophone
MIN
MINimum
MMS
Multimedia Message Service
MO
Mobile Originated
MT
Mobile Terminated
na
Not Applicable
NF
Noise Factor
NMEA
National Marine Electronics Association
NOM
NOMinal
NTC
Negative Temperature Coefficient
PA
Power Amplifier
Pa
Pascal (for speaker sound pressure measurements)
PBCCH
Packet Broadcast Control CHannel
PC
Personal Computer
PCB
Printed Circuit Board
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
PFM
Power Frequency Modulation
PSM
Phase Shift Modulation
PWM
Pulse Width Modulation
RAM
Random Access Memory
RF
Radio Frequency
RFI
Radio Frequency Interference
RHCP
Right Hand Circular Polarization
RI
Ring Indicator
RST
ReSeT
RTC
Real Time Clock
RTCM
Radio Technical Commission for Maritime services
RTS
Request To Send
RX
Receive
SCL
Serial CLock
SDA
Serial DAta
SIM
Subscriber Identification Wireless CPU
SMS
Short Message Service
SPI
Serial Peripheral Interface
SPL
Sound Pressure Level
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Abbreviation
Definition
SPK
SPeaKer
SRAM
Static RAM
TBC
To Be Confirmed
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
TP
Test Point
TVS
Transient Voltage Suppressor
TX
Transmit
TYP
TYPical
UART
Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter
USB
Universal Serial Bus
USSD
Unstructured Supplementary Services Data
VSWR
Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
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12. Safety Recommendations (For
Information Only)
For the efficient and safe operation of your GSM application, please read this information carefully.
12.1. RF Safety
12.1.1. General
Your GSM terminal is based on the GSM standard for cellular technology. The GSM standard is
spread all over the world. It covers Europe, Asia and some parts of America and Africa. This is the
most used telecommunication standard.
Your GSM terminal is actually a low power radio transmitter and receiver. It sends out as well as
receives radio frequency energy. When you use your GSM application, the cellular system which
handles your calls controls both the radio frequency and the power level of your cellular modem.
12.1.2. Exposure to RF Energy
There has been some public concern about possible health effects of using GSM terminals. Although
research on health effects from RF energy has focused on the current RF technology for many years,
scientists have begun research regarding newer radio technologies, such as GSM. After existing
research had been reviewed, and after compliance to all applicable safety standards had been tested,
it has been concluded that the product was fitted for use.
If you are concerned about exposure to RF energy, there are things you can do to minimize exposure.
Obviously, limiting the duration of your calls will reduce your exposure to RF energy. In addition, you
can reduce RF exposure by operating your cellular terminal efficiently by following the guidelines
below.
12.1.3. Efficient Terminal Operation
For your GSM terminal to operate at the lowest power level, consistent with satisfactory call quality:
If your terminal has an extendable antenna, extend it fully. Some models allow you to place a call with
the antenna retracted. However your GSM terminal operates more efficiently with the antenna when it
is fully extended.
Do not hold the antenna when the terminal is "IN USE". Holding the antenna affects call quality and
may cause the modem to operate at a higher power level than needed.
12.1.4. Antenna Care and Replacement
Do not use the GSM terminal with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with
the skin, a minor burn may result. Replace a damaged antenna immediately. You may repair antenna
to yourself by following the instructions provided to you. If so, use only a manufacturer-approved
antenna. Otherwise, have your antenna repaired by a qualified technician.
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Buy or replace the antenna only from the approved suppliers list. Using unauthorized antennas,
modifications or attachments could damage the terminal and may contravene local RF emission
regulations or invalidate type approval.
12.2. General Safety
12.2.1. Driving
Check the laws and the regulations regarding the use of cellular devices in the area where you have
to drive as you always have to comply with them. When using your GSM terminal while driving,
please:

give full attention to driving,

pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving conditions so require.
12.2.2. Electronic Devices
Most electronic equipment, for example in hospitals and motor vehicles is shielded from RF energy.
However, RF energy may affect some improperly shielded electronic equipment.
12.2.3. Vehicle Electronic Equipment
Check with your vehicle manufacturer representative to determine if any on-board electronic
equipment is adequately shielded from RF energy.
12.2.4. Medical Electronic Equipment
Consult the manufacturer of any personal medical devices (such as pacemakers, hearing aids, etc...)
to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy.
Turn your terminal OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in the area instruct you to
do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using RF monitoring equipment.
12.2.5. Aircraft
Turn your terminal OFF before boarding any aircraft.
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
Use it on the ground only with crew permission.
Do not use it in the air.
To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
regulations require you should have prior permission from a crew member to use your terminal while
the aircraft is on the ground. To prevent interference with cellular systems, local RF regulations
prohibit using your modem while airborne.
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12.2.6. Children
Do not allow children to play with your GSM terminal. It is not a toy. Children could hurt themselves or
others (by poking themselves or others in the eye with the antenna, for example). Children could
damage the modem, or make calls that increase your modem bills.
12.2.7. Blasting Areas
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your unit OFF when you are in a "blasting area" or in
areas posted: "turn off two-way radio". Construction crew often uses remote control RF devices to set
off explosives.
12.2.8. Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Turn your terminal OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere. Though it is rare,
but your modem or its accessories could generate sparks. Sparks in such areas could cause an
explosion or fire resulting in bodily injuries or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include
fuelling areas such as petrol stations; below decks on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage
facilities; and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or metal
powders.
Do not transport or store flammable gas, liquid, or explosives, in the compartment of your vehicle
which contains your terminal or accessories.
Before using your terminal in a vehicle powered by liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or
butane) ensure that the vehicle complies with the relevant fire and safety regulations of the country in
which the vehicle is used.
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13. Appendix
13.1. Backplate Reference
There are two types of backplates available to suit different Expansion Card usage and type of
connectors used. Refer to the following table for the list of available backplates and the connector
openings that they support.
Table 46:
Available Backplates
Backplate Type
Sierra Wireless
Code
MMCX
LED
16-pin IO
Connector
10-pin IO Connector
Type 1
WM24097



X
Type 2
WM24562
X

X

Refer to the following diagrams for the mechanical specifications of both backplate types.
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WM24097 Backplate Mechanical Drawing
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Figure 11.
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WM24562 Backplate Mechanical Drawing
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13.2. Extraction Tool Reference
Refer to the following diagram for more information regarding the extraction tool which is used to
remove the Expansion Card from the Fastrack Xtend.
Note:
An oval hole is required on the Expansion Card with dimension 1x2.2mm. For details on the position
of this oval hole, refer to section 3.2.1 Expansion Card Mechanical Drawing.
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Extraction Tool Mechanical Specifications
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