element14: WiFi USB Dongle for Multiple Development Platforms

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WIPIWIPI is a high performance, cost effective WLAN USB dongle which easily connects your development platforms to a Wi-Fi local area network. WIPI is an 802.11n compliant USB WLAN adaptor supporting data rates of up to 150 Mbps and WPA/WPA2-PSK Security. It uses Cisco CleanAir channel detection technology to minimize interference from non-802.11 modulated sources. WIPI also supports wireless roaming, ensuring a more consistent wireless connection to a wireless access point.


Currently WIPIWIPI can be used with multiple development platforms, such as Raspberry Pi SBCRaspberry Pi SBC, RIoTboard SBCRIoTboard SBC, Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained development platformSAMA5D3 Xplained development platform, Beaglebone Black SBCBeaglebone Black SBC, SABRE LiteSABRE Lite and Mars BoardMars Boarddevelopment platfrom,. However, there are few things need to be done before you can get WIPI running on your host platform, please refer to individual user manual for WIPI installation instruction.


Key Applications: USB WLAN Adapter



Technical Documents

Learning Center
User ManualWIPI: User Manual for Wi-Pi WLAN USB module for the Raspberry Pi
User ManualWIPI: User Guide for Using WiPi on Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained Board
Product BriefWIPI: Overview for WLAN USB Module for the Raspberry Pi
Raspbian InstallationWIPI: Wi-Pi WLAN Installation Procedure for Raspbian on Raspberry Pi


Design Elements


WI-PI DriverDownload Driver for WI-PI WLAN USB Adapter


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Hardware Features and Performance
Physical InterfaceUSB2.0
AntennaBuilt - in smart antenna
Permissible Working and Storage EnvironmentsWork Temperature: 0°C~40°C
StorageTemperature: 40°C~70°C
Wireless Features and Performance
IEEE 802.11n; backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b
Transmission Speed11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
11n: up to 150Mbps
Frequency Range2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz
Working Channel1 ~ 13
Transmit Power20dBm(max)
Software and Security
Security FeaturesWPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
64/128/152 bit WEP encryption
Operating System SupportNatively supported by the Raspbian “Wheezy” Linux operating system distribution onwards.



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Kit Contents

  • WI-PI WLAN USB Adapter
  • Product CD with Drivers and User Manual


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