WPEQ-160ACN(BT) 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Half Mini PCIe Module (WiFi 5), Qualcomm QCA9377-7, 1T1R

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Product Overview

WPEQ-160ACN(BT)  802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Half Mini PCIe Module (WiFi 5), Qualcomm QCA9377-7, 1T1R

- Chipset: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377-7

- Antenna: 2xU.FL connectors, 1T1R

- Form Factor: Half Mini PCIe

- Interface: USB

- Output Power up to 19dBm

- Support: Windows 7/8.1/10

WPEQ-160ACN(BT) is an 802.11ac/abgn 2.4GHz+5GHz Half Mini PCIe module (WiFi 5) based on Qualcomm QCA9377-7 chipset. It supports 1T1R with RX diversity technology, which runs up to 433Mbps, provides higher throughput performance, reliability and range. The WPEQ-160ACN(BT) supports 20/40/80MHz and 256-QAM to maximize bandwidth efficiency. 

WPEQ-160ACN(BT) is a single-die wireless local area network (WLAN) solution to support 1x1 802.11ac/abgn WLAN standards, designed to deliver superior integration of WLAN and low-energy technology. QCA9377 supports high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity and enriched media experiences for virtually all connected devices. It is optimized for energy efficiency, which is critical to extending the battery life of portable devices. QCA9377-7, which supports a low power USB 2.0 interface for WLAN.

Suitable Application

Applications include medical devices, security systems, industrial, PoS, digital signs, Gaming machine, Medical equipment, industrial tablet PC’s, handheld devices, thin client devices, and many more. 

Standard

802.11ac/a/b/g/n 

Chipset

Mac/BB/RF

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377-7

Interface

Wifi: USB

Radio

Antenna

2xU.FL connectors (main antenna 0 on, diversity antenna 1 off)

Operating Frequency

802.11 ac/a/b/g/n ISM Band 2.412GHz~2.472GHz, 5.180MHz~5.825MHz
*Subject to local regulations

Modulation

802.11b: DSSS (DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK) 
802.11a/g: OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM) 
802.11n: OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM) 
802.11ac: OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM

Output Power

802.11a: 13dBm ± 2dBm@54Mbps 
802.11gn (HT20): 16dBm ± 2dBm@MCS7 
802.11gn (HT40): 16dBm ± 2dBm@MCS7
802.11an (HT20): 13dBm ± 2dBm@MCS7 
802.11an (HT40): 13dBm ± 2dBm@MCS7 
802.11ac (VHT80): 10dBm 
± 2dBm@MCS9 

Receive Sensitivity

802.11a: ≤-73dBm@54Mbps 
802.11gn (HT20): 
≤-70dBm@MCS7 
802.11gn (HT40): 
-68dBm@MCS7
802.11an (HT20): 
-67dBm@MCS7 
802.11an (HT40): 
-63dBm@MCS7 
802.11ac (VHT80): ≤
-55dBm@MCS9 

Power consumption

Continue TX

TBD

Continue RX

TBD

Operating Voltage

DC 3.3V

Environmental

Temperature Range

-20°C~70°C (Operating), -30~85°C (Storing)

Humidity (Non-Condensing)

5~90% (Operating), 5~95% (Storing)

Physical Specification

Dimensions

29.85mm x 26.65mm

Weight

4.7g

Software

Driver

Windows7/8.1/10

Security

64/128-bits WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x

 Block Diagram

 

Document
File Name Type Updated Download
WPEQ-160ACN(BT)_datasheet ver.1.4_20181128 2018.11.28

 

Driver
File Name Type Updated Download
Windows 10_8.1_BT 2019.11.28