SX-PCEGN-BT Radio Module (1x1)

802.11b/g/n PCIe Express mini-Card with Bluetooth

The SX-PCEGN-BT is based on Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 and AR3012 radio chip. It is a 802.11bgn 1x1 plus Bluetooth 4.0 solution.

Top Features:

  • Compliant with IEEE802.11 b/g/n standards
  • Single stream 1x1 with data rates up to 150Mb/s
  • Compatibile with NXP’s i.MX6 Platform
  • Low power sleep modes and Wake-on-Wireless (WoW) supported
  • USB 2.0 Device Interface supports Standard HCI USB


The SX-PCEGN-BT is our entry-level PCIe solution that offers Bluetooth for users looking to add a Bluetooth connectivity option to their device using a PCIe radio. Its low cost and NXP compatibility combined with our unmatched local support make it an ideal solution for customers who want to integrate high-performance Wi-Fi into their i.MX6 platforms.

Applications include, but not limited to, Medical devices, Security Systems, Industrial, PoS, Digital Signs, Set-Top/ Net-Top Box, Embedded / Industrial / Tablet PC, Handheld devices, Thin Client devices, virtually any device supporting PCI Express interface.

Features and Benefits:

  • Supports up to 150 Mbps data rate
  • Compliant with IEEE802.11 b/g/n standards
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e and 802.11g standards and the 802.11i specification
  • Includes signal-sustain technology (SST) rate-over-range enhancements such as low-density parity check (LDPC), and maximum likelihood demodulation (MLD)
  • Supports all mandatory IEEE 802.11n features as well as several optional features such as HT40, half-guard interval in HT40 and Rx space-time block coding (STBC)
  • Supports low-power sleep modes and wake-on-wireless (WoW) LAN
  • Features the Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 + HS chipset and Bluetooth Class 1 Radio
  • USB 2.0 device interface supports standard HCI USB
  • RoHS compliant

SX-PCEGN-BT Hardware Block Diagram

General Specifications


26.65(+/-0.15mm)* 29.85(+/-0.15mm) * 3.37(+/-0.1mm) (2L FR4)

Main Chip

Atheros® AR9485 & Atheros® AR3012

Host Interface

PCI Express® Mini Card Electromechanical Specification Revision 1.2.

Operation Voltage

3.3V +/- 9%


64-bit, 128-bit, 152-bit WEP Encryption

802.1x Authentication

AES-CCM & TKIP Encryption

Transfer data rate

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps

802.11n: @800GI(400GI)

20MHz BW, 65(72.2) Mbps maximal

40MHz BW, 135(150) Mbps maximal

Operation mode

Infrastructure & Ad-hoc mode (TBD)

RF connector

2 x SMT Ultra-miniature coaxial connectors (U.FL-R-SMT)


1T1R, RX diversity

Storage Temperature

 -40 to +80℃

Operating Temperture

 -10 to 60℃ Ambient

Power Consumption

Power consumption @


802.11n (2.4GHz)

Avg/Max (mA)

FTP Tx 295/410

AP scanning, no association with AP 204/408

***The maximum current consumption would be impacted by radiation

environment and the driver mechanism.


Wi-Fi® Alliance®

WECA Compliant


Bluetooth v4.0


Microsoft® 2K, XP, Vista Compliant


EMC certificate

• FCC part 15 (USA)

• IC RSS210 (Canada)

• MIC (Japan)

• CE, EN301893, EN60950 (Europe)


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