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AL6621 Worldwide Half MiniCard Ultra Wideband (UWB) Radio Adapter

Add Ultra Wideband capability to any USB enabled device

icon AL6621 Worldwide Half MiniCard UWB Radio Adapter R1.1




The Alereon AL6621 Half MiniCard Ultra Wideband (UWB) RadioAdapter is pre-certified for both host side and device side applications. It supports both driver-based solutions with a User Interface (UI) for Microsoft operating systems or NoWire™driverless firmware solutions for OS independent Wireless USB applications. IP based WLP firmware options are available to support DLNA and other IP based applications.

The AL6621 Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a turn-key manufacturing kit designed to enable the rapid development of Ultra Wideband enabled products. This pre-certified radio eliminates or greatly reduces the time, cost and risk involved with RF layout and certification requirements.

High Performance

The AL6621 PCB is in a standard 26.8mm x 30mm Half MiniCard form factor (H2 compliant) requiring a 3.3v DC input. It supports both a downstream USB 2.0 interface as well as an additional USB input for cable association. Based upon the AL6000 chipset family, the AL6621 Adapter supports throughput of over 100Mbps for DWA Wireless USB devices and up to 220Mbps for USB based video ASICs.

Complete Software Support

The AL6621 Adpater offers a wide variety of software and firmware options. Host side applications can use the OS independent, driverless NoWire™ firmware or classic HWA firmware can be used to support Windows based HWA drivers and Alereon’s Wireless USB Manager UI. Custom product names, logos, icons and custom installation scripts are supported. Device side applications can select between mass storage bridge firmware, A/Vcomposite firmware, classic DWA firmware, or IP (WLP) firmware. Supported association methods include cable association, long pin, pre-associated pairing for out-of-the-box use, and Alereon’sQuickLink™ protocol, a session based association for public device applications like wireless projectors and kiosks.

Worldwide Compatibility

The Alereon AL6621 Ultra Wideband Radio Card is a true worldwide solution that supports band groups 1, 3, and 6 offering users full access to more than 10 channels in any country in the world* without any hardware modifications.

* Any country with approved UWB regulations

Reference Design Kit Contents

  • OrCAD schematic database
  • PADS PCB layout database
  • Gerber files
  • Bill of materials with approved vendor list
  • User application software, drivers and documentation
Worldwide Half MiniCard UWB Radio Key Specifications
Chipset AL5100 RF Transceiver, AL6301 Baseband/MAC
Host Interface Downsream USB 2.0, Second upstream USB 2.0 for cable association
PHY Data Rate (Mbps) 53.3, 80, 106.7, 160, 200, 320, 400, 480
Range 5 - 10 meters
WiMedia Protocols Wireless USB Host, Wireless USB Device, Wireless USB Dual-Role Device, IP(WLP), DLNA
Throughput Up to 210 Mbs
WiMedia Band Groups 1, 3, 6 (3.1 - 9 GHz)
WiMedia Channels TFC 1-10 (TFI, FFI, TFI2), total of 30 channels available
Supply Voltage 3.3 V DC
Form Factor Half MiniCard (H2 compliant)