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Raspberry Pi WiFi Shield with RN-171-XV-W WiFi Module US$112.00

Raspberry Pi WiFi Shield with RN-171-XV-W WiFi Module

The WiFi Shield for Raspberry Pi consists of two components: A Roving Networks RN-171-XV-W (now known as Microchip RN171XVW-I/RM) WiFi module and the Raspberry Pi to Arduino Connection Bridge that contains an XBee socket into which the RN-171-XV-W will connect.

The picture shows these components mounted on a Raspberry Pi board for illustration only. The Raspberry Pi board is not included.

The WiFi Shield for Raspberry Pi allows your Raspberry Pi to communicate with your router via WiFi protocol. The RN-171-XV-W module by Roving Networks is a certified WiFi solution especially designed those who want to migrate their existing 802.15.4 architecture to a standard TCP/IP-based platform without having to redesign their existing hardware.

You can use the free arduPi library which allows you to use your Raspberry Pi with the same code used on an Arduino. To do so, the library implements conversion functions so that you can control all the I/O interfaces (I2C, SPI, UART, analog, digital) on the Raspberry Pi the same way as on an Arduino. See the user manual for details.

RN-171-XV-W WiFi Module Specifications

Networking Standards IEEE 802.11 b/g
Data rates 802.11 b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11 g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
Frequency Band 2.412 - 2.484 GHz
Modulation 802.11 b: DSSS (CCK-11, CCK-5.5, DQPSK-2, DBPSK-1)
802.11 g: OFDM
Wi-Fi security WEP, WPA, WPA2
Protocols DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, FTP client, HTTP client, TCP, UDP
Supply voltage 3.3V 10%
Output power 0dBm to +12dBm
Power consumption 4A sleep, 40mA active RX, 180mA TX (at +12dBm)
Data rate 464Kbps over UART
Operating temperature range -40C to +85C
Transmit power Up to 150 meters (at +12dBm)
Interface UART, Wi-Fi
Antenna Wire antenna
Certifications FCC, IC, CE, Wi-Fi Alliance

WiFi Shield for Raspberry Pi Resources

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 February, 2013.


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