The CU8890 USB-to-WLAN adapter enables wireless integration of industrial PCs onto an Ethernet network. The FCC certified adapter supports the WLAN standard IEEE 802.11 b/g. An integrated DIN rail adapter allows convenient installation in control cabinets.
When connected to an Industrial PC with USB port, the controller facilitates the fieldbus-neutral exchange of all UDP/TCP-based data and can be used both as an access point and as a client. Client drivers are available for Windows XP, Embedded Standard and Windows CE, and for all Beckhoff Industrial PC and Embedded PC series. The adapter has a reverse SMA plug, to which various radio antennas that suit the respective environment can be attached. Depending on ambient conditions, the free-field distance between two CU8890 modules may be up to 984 ft (300 m). The user can choose between 11 channels in the 2.4 GHz band, to adhere to country-specific regulations where necessary.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Wireless, Industrial computers, Networks • connectivity • fieldbuses, PCs, PLCs + PACs, Wireless devices