Half Mini Card Dimensions

30 x 26.8 x 5.35

Mini PCI Express (PCIe) Card


The RS9113 USB Half Mini Card is based on Redpine Signals RS9113 ultra-low-power Convergence SoC. It offers dual-band 1x1 802.11n, dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0 and ZigBee 802.15.4 in a single device over USB in a Mini PCIe Card form factor. It is an ideal multi-protocol wireless expansion board for IoT Gateways. The RS9113 USB Half Mini Card is a high performance, long range and ultra-low power device and includes a multi-threaded MAC processor called ThreadArch®, baseband digital signal processor, calibration OTP memory, dual-band RF transceiver, dual-band high-power amplifiers, baluns, diplexers, diversity switch, dual-band antenna, u.FL connector and Quad-SPI flash.

The software architecture for the USB Half Mini Card, n-Link®, realizes a host-based architecture where the necessary MAC and PHY layers are implemented in the device to support high-performance, long range WLAN, Bluetooth and ZigBee applications in a 32-bit host processor over USB interface.

Design Diagram


  • Ideal multi-protocol wireless expansion board for IoT Gateways
  • WLAN Compliant with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual band support.
  • WLAN transmit power up to +18dBm and receiver with sensitivity of -97dBm.
  • Wi-Fi Direct, Enterprise Security, Client and Access Point modes of operation.
  • Bluetooth Compliant with dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0
  • Bluetooth transmit power up to 15dBm (class-1) with integrated PA
  • Bluetooth receiver with -94dBm sensitivity.
  • ZigBee Compliant with IEEE 802.15.4
  • ZigBee output powers up to +15dBm with integratedPA and high performance ZigBee receiver with -102dBm sensitivity.
  • Embedded ZigBee Pro stack.
  • Supports advanced security features: WPA/WPA2-Personal and Enterprise(EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP)
  • Seamless integration with 32-bit processors over USB.
  • Fully integrated solution available now for Intel Moon Island and Baytrail platforms (Quark and Atom processor families)
  • Drivers available now for Wind River Linux 5.0.1, Linux Kernels 2.6.30 to 3.16 and Android 4.4.3


  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11j, 802.11d/e/i, 802.11w, 802.1X, 802.11k,
    802.11v, 802.11r, 802.11h
    Bluetooth v2.1 EDR, v4.0
    802.15.4-2009 (2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11n: from 6.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps (MCS 0-7)
    802.11a/g: from 6 Mbps to 54 Mbps
    802.11b: from 1 Mbps to 11 Mbps
    Bluetooth: 1, 2, 3Mbps
    802.15.4-2009: 250Kbps
  • OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
    802.11b with CCK and DSSS
    Bluetooth: GFSK, DQPSK, 8DPSK
    802.15.4-2009: DSSS
  • WMM and WMM Power Save Support
  • 1-SS, 40MHz bandwidth, Greenfield Preamble, Short-GI, 1 spatial stream STBC, RIFS, A-MSDU, A-MPDU, Aggregation with Block-ack, A-MSDU inside A-MPDU and Virtual AP support
  • Scatternet, Adaptive Frequency Hopping, Interlaced scanning, 15 active slaves in proprietary mode, hold, sniff and park modes
  • CCM* security, orphan scanning, coordinator realignment
  • Wi-Fi client, Access point, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Master, slave, scatternet
  • ZigBee Coordinator, Router†, End device
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.0-3.6V
  • Industrial Grade -40°C to +85°C
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Compliance (802.11b/g/n, WPA, WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM-PS, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct, Voice-Personal,
    Protected management frames†),
    Cisco CCX v5,
    Bluetooth-SIG Qualification,
    Worldwide Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC (IDs are XF6-RS9113SB, XF6-RS9113DB)
    IC (IDs are 8407A-RS9113SB, 8407A-RS9113DB)
  • Wi-Fi: 18 dBm for 802.11b DSSS
    17 dBm for 802.11g/n OFDM
    12 dBm for 802.11a/n OFDM
    Bluetooth: 15 dBm
    ZigBee : 15 dBm
  • Wi-Fi: 1Mbps -97 dBm (< 8% PER)
    54 Mbps -76.5 dBm (< 10% PER)
    MCS7(20MHz) -73 dBm (< 10% PER)
    MCS7(40MHz) -69.5 dBm (< 10% PER)
    Bluetooth: 1 Mbps -94 dBm
    2 Mbps -92 dBm
    3 Mbps -84 dBm
    BTLE(1Mbps) -91 dBm
    ZigBee: 250 Kbps -102 dBm (< 8% PER)
  • †: These features are not supported by current software releases. Contact Repine Signals Sales (sales@redpinesignals.com) for details.
    ‡: These certifications are in progress at this time. Contact Redpine Signals Sales (sales@redpinesignals.com) for more details and for certifications not listed here.

Device Ordering Information

The device numbering is based on the following naming convention. All the devices are labeled as RS9113-NBZ-D3N

Product Brief

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