RS9113 Dual Band Wi-Fi Development Kit

The RS9113 based FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validated Wi-Fi modules based on Silicon Labs' RS9113 ultra-low-power Convergence SoC. These modules offer dual-band 1x1 802.11n wireless connectivity. They are high performance, long-range and ultra-low-power wireless 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 support for WPA/WPA2-PSK and WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP) security algorithms. It is a fully-integrated solution for secure embedded low-end wireless applications. The wireless modules can be connected to 8/16/32-bit host processors through SPI, UART, USB and USB-CDC interfaces.


Development Kit Contents:

  • RS9113 Module Evaluation Board
  • USB Pen Drive
  • Micro A/B-type USB cable
  • SDIO Adaptor Cable
  • SPI Adaptor Cable
  • Female - Female Cables

Kit Features:

  • *FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification for modules with and without antenna
  • FIPS Approved and non-FIPS Approved modes of operation
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n operation over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Two module variants: with and without integrated antenna
  • Ultra low power operation with power save modes
  • Module supports single supply
    3.0 to 3.6 V operation

Network Standard Support:

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11d/e/i

Data Rates:

  • 802.11n: from 6.5 Mbps to 72.2 Mbps (MCS 0-7)
  • 802.11a/g: from 6 Mbps to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: from 1 Mbps to 11 Mbps

Modulation Techniques:

  • OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • 802.11b with CCK and DSSS

802.11n Advanced Features:

  • 1-SS
  • Greenfield Preamble
  • Short-GI
  • 1 spatial stream
  • STBC
  • RIFS
  • A-MSDU
  • A-MPDU
  • Aggregation with Block-ack
  • A-MSDU inside
  • A-MPDU
  • Virtual AP support

TCP/IP Features:

  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • DHCP Server/Client
  • HTTP Server/Client
  • Static and Dynamic Webpages with JSON Objects (for HTML Server)
  • ICMP
  • Websockets
  • DNS Client
  • IGMP
  • SNMP

FIPS Approved Algorithms:

  • AES with 128-bit key and 256-bit key in CBC mode Encrypt/Decrypt
    • Key wrapping (Cert. #3299)
    • AES CCM (Cert. #3300)
    • AES-128 CMAC (Cert. #3316)
    • SHA-1, 256 (Cert. #2628)
  • HMAC-SHA1 and HMAC-SHA256 (Cert. #2003)
  • RSA PKCS#5 v1.5 with 2048-bit key and SHA-256 for Digital Signature
  • Generation/Verification (Cert. #1689)
  • SP800-90 DRBG HASH_DRBG (Cert. #754)
  • SP800-108 KDF (Cert. #50)
  • CVL: SP800-135 TLS v1.0 KDF (Cert. #474)

Non-approved Algorithms allowed in FIPS mode:

  • Hardware non-deterministic random number generator (for seeding Approved DRBG)
  • Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength)
  • RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength)

Non-approved Algorithms, allowed only in non-FIPS mode:

  • RC4
  • DES
  • MD4
  • MD5

Power-up Self Tests in FIPS mode:

  • Cryptographic Algorithm Tests:
    • SHA1 KAT
    •  SHA256 KAT
    • HMAC-SHA256 KAT
    • RSA 2048 Signature Generation KAT
    • RSA 2048 Signature Verification KAT
    • AES-128 CBC Encrypt KAT
    • AES-128 CBC Decrypt KAT
    • AES-256 CBC Encrypt KAT
    • AES-256 CBC Decrypt KAT
    • SP800-38F AES Key Wrap Encrypt KAT
    • SP800-38F AES Key Wrap Decrypt KAT
    • SP800-90 DRBG KAT
    • SP800-135 TLS KDF KAT
    • SP800-108 KDF KAT
    • ES-CCM KAT
  • Software/Firmware Tests:
    • Firmware integrity test (32-bit checksum)
    • Boot-loader integrity test (32-bit checksum)
  • Critical Functions Tests:
    • SHA1 checksum of configuration parameters

Conditional Tests in FIPS mode:

  • Firmware load test: AES CMAC Test
  • Manual key entry test: 256-bit PSK
  • Continuous random number generator tests
    • Continuous test on SP800-90 DRBG
    • Continuous test on non-Approved NDRNG

Regulatory Certification:

  • FCC (ID is XF6-RS9113DB)
  • IC (ID 8407A-RS9113DB)
  • SRRC

Typical Transmit Power(+/-2 dBm):

  • Wi-Fi: 18 dBm for 802.11b DSSS
  • 17 dBm for 802.11g/n OFDM
  • 12 dBm for 802.11a/n OFDM

RX sensitivity (+/- 1dBm):

  • Wi-Fi: 1Mbps -97 dBm (< 8% PER)
  • 54 Mbps -76.5 dBm (< 10% PER)
  • MCS7 -73 dBm (< 10% PER)

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