RS9113 FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certified 802.11n Wi-Fi Module

The RS9113 FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified Wi-Fi module is based on Redpine Signals’ RS9113 ultra-low-power Convergence SoC. These modules offer dual-band 1x1 802.11n. They are high performance, long range and ultra-low power modules and include a multi-threaded MAC processor called ThreadArch®, digital and analog peripheral interfaces, baseband digital signal processor, calibration OTP memory, dual-band RF transceiver, dual-band high-power amplifiers, baluns, diplexers, diversity switch and Quad-SPI flash.

The module’s embedded firmware includes the WLAN protocol stack along with WPA/WPA2-PSK and WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP) and a feature-rich TCP/IP stack thus providing a fully-integrated solution for secure embedded low-end wireless applications. These modules can be connected to 8/16/32-bit host processors through SPI, UART, USB and USB-CDC interfaces.

The modules are available in a small footprint form factor with low BoM requirement.


Features and Benefits

FIPS:

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification.
  • FIPS Approved and non-FIPS Approved modes of operation.
  • FIPS Approved Algorithms
    • AES 128-bit in CBC mode Encrypt/Decrypt key wrapping
    • AES 256-bit in CBC mode Encrypt/Decrypt key wrapping
    • AES CCM
    • AES-128 CMAC
    • SHA-1, SHA-256
    • HMAC-SHA1, HMAC-SHA256
    • RSA PKCS#5 v1.5 with 2048-bit key and SHA-256 for Digital Signature Generation/Verification
    • SP800-90 DRBG HASH_DRBG
    • SP800-108 KDF
    • CVL: SP800-135 TLS v1.0 KDF
  • Non-approved Algorithms allowed in FIPS mode
    • Hardware non-deterministic random number generator
    • Diffie Hellman
    • RSA
  • Non-approved Algorithms for non-FIPS mode
    • RC4
    • DES
    • MD4
    • MD5
  • Support for Power-up tests like Cryptographic Algorithm tests, Firmware/Bootloader integrity tests, Critical functions tests
  • Support for Conditional tests like Firmware load test, Manual key entry test and Continuous random number generator test

WLAN:

  • Compliant to single-spatial steam IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) support.
  • Support for 20MHz channel bandwidth.
  • Transmit power up to +18dBm with integrated PA.
  • Receive sensitivity of -97dBm.

Software/Firmware:

  • WLAN stack embedded in the device.
  • Supports WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise(EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP)
  • TCP/IP stack embedded in the device – includes IPv4 and IPv6, DHCP Server/Client, HTTP Server/ClientStatic and Dynamic Webpages with JSON Objects (for HTML Server), ICMP, Websockets, DNS Client, IGMP, SNMP

General:

  • FCC, IC, ETSI/CE Certified
  • SPI, UART, USB, USB-CDC host interfaces
  • Wireless firmware upgrade
  • Options for Single supply of 3.0 to 3.6 V operation or multiple supplies for power saving
  • Operating temperature range: -40oC to +85oC

Device Ordering Information

The FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certified Wi-Fi Module is presently available as a single variant – 1x1 802.11n Dual Band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) without integrated Antenna. The part number for this module is RS9113-N00-D0F.

Redpine Signals offers multiple other variants which are not FIPS Certified. These variants are listed below. Contact Redpine Signals Sales (sales@redpinesignals.com) for details on how to get FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification for these variants.

  • Single Band (2.4 GHz) without Antenna
  • Single Band (2.4 GHz) with Antenna
  • Dual Band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with Antenna

Apart from the hardware variants listed above, the module can also be offered with the following features included.

  • FTP Client
  • SNTP
  • mDNS Client
  • DNS-SD Client
  • SSL 3.0/TSL 1.2
  • HTTPS Server/Client
  • Applications
  • Specifications
  • Footprint
  • System Diagram