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AIRETOS AEX-QCA9880-NX - 1.3Gbps Three Chain, Dual Band 802.11ac/abgn WLAN – Extended Temperature Grade, Full Size MiniPCI Express Module

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  • IEEE 802.11ac Dual Band (backwards compatible with 802.11abgn)
  • Extended operating temperature grade (-20°C ~ 70°C)
  • Three antenna connectors, for MIMO 3Tx3R (3 Transmit & 3 Receive) technology
  • Transmission Beamforming (TxBF) with enhanced Tx power accuracy and high aggregate power
  • PCI-E 2.0 standard specification with up to 4 Gbit/s bandwidth (backwards compatible to 1.x)


The AIRETOS E98 Class supports high-end wireless link configurations for retail, carrier and enterprise networking customers. The E98 Class includes 2- and 3-stream, dual-band 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) to PCIe modular designs up to industrial operating conditions and temperature (-400C to ~850C). The modules achieve up to 1.3 Gbps wireless data rates and target next-generation dual-band, dual-concurrent (DBDC) wireless access points, routers, and gateways. Following the Wi-Fi 5 protocol, they support wider channel bandwidth (80 MHz) at 5Ghz and wider 256-QAM, plus other features that improve network bandwidth, reliability, and efficiency of wireless connections.

With advanced QFN, On-chip CPU for Host Wi-Fi offload, 80Mhz channel bandwidth, 4 Gbit/s bus bandwidth, evolved QAM baseband modulation technologies and 867Mbps WLAN peak throughput the AIRETOS E98 Class is setting high standards. Especially the E98 Class’ enterprise features provide ideal options for mission-critical applications for Medical & Healthcare devices, Transportation & Logistics Solutions, IoT applications, Smart Cities Infrastructure and demanding IIoT environments.

The AIRETOS E98 Class has extended community support under Linux ATH10K and a full range of drivers for Windows and Android OS.

AEX-AR9590-NI AEX-AR9890-NI AR9590 AR9462 AR9485
Operational temperature -24 to +70 degree Celsius -40 to +85 degree Celsius -40 to +85 degree Celsius -25 to +85 degree Celsius 0 to +50 degree Celsius
Chains 3 3 3 2 1(1T2R)
Chipset QCA9890-BR4A QCA9880-BR4B AR9590-AR1B AR9462-BL3A AR9485-AL1A
Wi-Fi protocol 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n+BT4.0 802.11 a/b/g/n
Power 24 24 24 19 18
Reference XB140+ XB140+ XB116+ AR5WB222 AR5HB125
Throughput 450 Mbps 450 Mbps 450 Mbps 450 Mbps 450 Mbps

AIRETOS Class E98: up to true, full Industrial and Military Operational Temperature Grade

industrial wifi, high power wifi, AIRETOS Class E95

AIRETOS - the VOXMICRO Group Brand for Active Radio-frequency Electronics

AIRETOS is our global manufacturing brand with a wide range of RF modular designs and wireless platforms. The AIRETOS products comprise embedded, socketed and soldered modular designs for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and propriety protocols. Through the certifications of our modules and our full leverage on Qualcomm’s worldwide certification program, we are able also to help customers certify your products globally and source them in any part of the world. All modules are Qualcomm designs with production in audited, ISO certified facilities in Taiwan.

[CLASS GENERICS] E98 Class is available in 3 Series with various mPCIe form factors: Half-Size (Series H), Full-Size (Series X) and Soldered (Class B) modules. All Class’ Series evolve Qualcomm-Atheros’s Reference Design Peregrine using the QCA988x and QCA989x chipsets for home and enterprise networking respectively, with new powerful Skyworks Front-End-Modules (FEM) to enhance performance.

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