Wi-Fi & BT LCC Module Quectel FC20

  • Wi-Fi & BT LCC Module Quectel FC20
  • Wi-Fi & BT LCC Module Quectel FC20
Wi-Fi & BT LCC Module Quectel FC20
  • SDIO Interface
  • IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Standard
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Size 16.6×13.0×2.1 mm

FC20 is a new series of Wi-Fi and BT module featuring high performance and low cost. Designed in ultra-compact 16.6×13.0×2.1mm profile, it optimizes the size and cost for end-products, which fully meets the demands of size sensitive applications. FC20 contains two variants (FC20 and FC20-N) which can be adapted to different application scenarios.

Surface-mount technology (SMT) makes FC20 an ideal solution for durable and rugged designs. The low profile and small size of LCC package make sure FC20 can be easily embedded into size-constrained applications and provide reliable connectivity with these applications. The advanced package allows for large-scale automated manufacturing which has strict requirements on cost and efficiency.

FC20 is typically used in combination with Quectel EC25, EC21 and EC20 R2.0 LTE modules. The compact form factor, low power consumption, extended temperature range and stable SDIO interface make FC20 a best choice for a wide range of M2M applications in fields such as vehicle, security, industrial PDA, MiFi, and medical.

Key Benefits

    • Ultra-compact Wi-Fi & BT module
    • Support BT 4.2 BLE standard
    • Support IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards
    • Easier soldering and testing process with LCC package
    • Stable and reliable SDIO communication interface
    • Fast time-to-market: simple design minimizes design-in time and development efforts

Variants for the Global

FC20:

  • Function: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz+5GHz & BT 4.2*
  • WLAN Standard: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • BT Standard: BT 4.2* BLE standard
  • Modulation Mode: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM

FC20-N:

  • Function: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz only
  • WLAN Standard: 802.11b/g/n
  • Modulation Mode: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Data Transmission Rate

  • 802.11a: Max 54Mbps
  • 802.11b: Max 11Mbps
  • 802.11g: Max 54Mbps
  • 802.11n: Max 150Mbps
  • 802.11ac: Max 433Mbps
  • BT 4.2*: Max 24Mbps

Interfaces

  • SDIO × 1 (SDIO 3.0)
  • BT_UART × 1
  • DBG_TXD × 1 (used for software debugging)
  • 32KHz_IN × 1 (used in low power modes)
  • Wi-Fi & BT Antenna Interface × 1

Electrical Characteristics

Receiving Sensitivity:

  • -90dBm @802.11a/6Mbps
  • -74dBm @802.11a/54Mbps
  • -92dBm @802.11b/1Mbps
  • -85dBm @802.11b/11Mbps
  • -88dBm @802.11g/6Mbps
  • -72dBm @802.11g/54Mbps
  • -88.5dBm @802.11n/HT20 MCS0
  • -85dBm @802.11n/HT40 MCS0
  • -70dBm @802.11n/HT20 MCS7
  • -67dBm @802.11n/HT40 MCS7
  • -90dBm @802.11ac/VHT20 MCS0
  • -87dBm @802.11ac/VHT40 MCS0
  • -67dBm @802.11ac/VHT20 MCS7
  • -62dBm @802.11ac/VHT40 MCS9
  • -84dBm @802.11ac/VHT80 MCS0
  • -59dBm @802.11ac/VHT80 MCS9

Transmitting Power:

  • 14.5dBm @802.11a/6Mbps
  • 12.5dBm @802.11a/54Mbps
  • 17.5dBm @802.11b/1Mbps
  • 17.0dBm @802.11b/11Mbps
  • 16.5dBm @802.11g/6Mbps
  • 15.0dBm @802.11g/54Mbps
  • 15.5dBm @802.11n/HT20 MCS0
  • 15.0dBm @802.11n/HT40 MCS0
  • 14.5dBm @802.11n/HT20 MCS7
  • 13.0dBm @802.11n/HT40 MCS7
  • 13.5dBm @802.11ac/VHT20 MCS0
  • 12.0dBm @802.11ac/VHT40 MCS0
  • 11.5dBm @802.11ac/VHT20 MCS7
  • 10.5dBm @802.11ac/VHT40 MCS9
  • 11.5dBm @802.11ac/VHT80 MCS0
  • 10.5dBm @802.11ac/VHT80 MCS9

Consumption:

  • 0μA @OFF State, 3.3V WLAN Supply Voltage
  • 554μA @OFF State, 1.8V I/O Pins Supply Voltage
  • 66mA @Idle, 3.3V WLAN Supply Voltage
  • 6.5mA @Idle, 1.8V I/O Pins Supply Voltage

General Features

Power Supply Voltage Range:3.14~3 .46V, 3.3V Typ.

I/O Pins Supply Voltage Range:1.71~1.89V, 1.8V Typ.

Encryption Mode: WEP, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

AP (Max Access Point):16

Operator Mode:AP, STA*

Operation Temperature:-40°C~+85°C

Dimension:16.6 × 13.0 × 2.1mm

Weight:approx. 0.81g

Approvals

Regulatory:

  • CE (Europe)
  • FCC (North America)
  • IC (Canada)
  • Anatel (Brazil)
  • JATE/TELEC (Japan)

Others:

  • RoHS Compliant

 

* means under development.
① FC20/FC20-N must be used in combination with EC21/EC25/EC20 R2.0/EC20 R2.1/ EG25-G module.
② In idle state, WLAN is enabled without any device connected.