WiFi over USB

Jungo's WiFi over USB Class Driver provides a full and comprehensive solution enabling manufacturers to incorporate WiFi over USB connectivity in their designs and connect USB host platforms to a wireless network, via a USB WiFi Adapter.

Background
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) provides an expandable, hot-pluggable Plug and Play serial interface that ensures a standard, low-cost connection for peripheral devices such as storage devices, keyboards, joysticks, printers, scanners, modems, and digital cameras.

A USB Class Driver is a Logical Device Driver (LDD), which controls USB devices that provide common functionality and are implemented in compliance with a specific device class.

A USB Function Driver is a driver implemented within a device in order to handle the device-specific functionality of a standard or custom USB device function. This driver provides the counterpart of the USB Class Driver.

The WiFi over USB Class Driver is part of Jungo's USBware product line.

The WiFi over USB host stack solution is made up of the following underlying modules:
  • USB Host Controller Driver
  • USBware Host Core
  • WiFi over USB Class Driver

The WiFi over USB solution is intended for embedded platforms which do not include native support for WiFi connectivity but need to communicate across a WiFi network.

The WiFi Class Driver is geared for operating systems which do not offer inherent support for USB WiFi adapters. The WiFi class driver interacts with the OS's TCP/IP stack at the datalink layer.

The WiFi Class Driver provides a simple and robust API allowing quick integration into any platform. The drivers includes automatic access-point discovery and built-in connection handling supporting SSID (name) and BSSID (mac address) connection establishment.

The driver supports authentication (WPA/WPA2) and encryption (WEP/TKIP) protocols for WiFi chipsets with the appropriate security algorithm support.


Specification
  • Products description: WiFi over USB Class Driver
  • Supported Chipsets: Ralink RT 2571W and RT3572
  • Adapters Tested: Asus WL-167G
  • Security Protocols: WPA(TKIP), WPA2, WEP
  • Operating systems:
    • Supported embedded operating systems: Linux, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, uC/OS-II, VelOSity/Integrity, pSOS, ThreadX, eCos/eCosPro, QNX, MQX, Nucleus, OS20/OS21, uITRON, embOS, VDK, REX, INtime, MeOS, DSP/BIOS, MS-DOS, PowerTV, XP, Vista & more
    • 16/32bit Proprietary OS/no-OS/pre-boot environments
    • Modular Architecture: OS wrappers for easy porting to any operating system
  • USB host controllers:
    • Industry standard OHCI, UHCI, EHCI, and xHCI
    • Leading USB host controller & IP Core vendors including: NXP (ISP 116x, 1362, 1562, 176x), Chipidea/TDI/ARC (CI13010, CI13610, VUSBHS, TD243, TD242LP), Mentor (MUSBMHDRC), Synopsys (DWC USB 2.0 HS High Speed, EHCI/OHCI), Cypress and Epson
    • Leading microprocessors with native USB support: NXP LPC (2458, 246x), TI OMAP (850,1030, 2430), TI DaVinCi, Atmel (RM9200, SAM926x), Samsung (S3C2412, S3C2413), ADI Blackfin (54x, 52x), Renesas (SH7770, SH7727), Freescale (ARM i.MX31/i.MX27, Coldfire MCF52211, PowerQUICC II), Cypress & more
    • Professional services to support proprietary controllers
  • USB Device controllers:
    • Leading USB device controller & IP Core vendors including: NXP (ISP 118x, 1582), Chipidea/TDI/ARC (CI13010, CI13610, VUSBHS, TD243, TD242LP), Mentor (MUSBMHDRC), Synopsys (DWC USB 2.0 UDC20) , Cypress and Epson
    • Leading Microprocessors with native USB support: NXP LPC (236x, 2378, 2387), TI OMAP (850,1030,2430), TI DaVinCi, Atmel (ATSAM7x, RM9200, SAM926x), Samsung (S3C2412, S3C2413), ADI Blackfin (54x, 52x), Freescale (ARM i.MX31/i.MX27, Coldfire MCF52211, PowerQUICC II), ST (STR91xF, STR91xFA) & more
    • Professional services to support proprietary controllers
  • CPU architectures: ARM, MIPS, x86, RISC, PowerPC, Freescale Coldfire, Intel Xscale, TI DSPs and OMAP, Renesas SuperH and others
  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 transfer rates:
    High-speed (480 Mb/s), full-speed (12 Mb/s) and low-speed (1.5 Mb/s), SuperSpeed (5 Gb/s)
  • Control, Bulk, Interrupt and Isochronous data transfer support
  • Programming language: ANSI C
  • Compilers: Any 32-bit C compiler


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Target Devices
Benefits
  • High quality WiFi Communication Solution
  • Enables WiFi connectivity including Authentication and Encryption protocols support
  • Easy integration into any TCP/IP stack
  • Allows addition of WiFi connectivity as an
  • Support for composite USB devices, which provide several USB functions on the same embedded device (e.g. mass storage + HID, etc.).
  • Host Stack support for composite devices — USB host stack drivers can be used simultaneously to support different USB devices (e.g. the Mass Storage Class Driver can be used simultaneously with the HID Class Driver or Printer Class Driver).
  • Partnerships with leading silicon vendors.
  • Turnkey solution: eliminates substantial development time and costs.
  • Operating systems:
    • Leading embedded operating systems: WinCE, Linux, C/OS-II, Integrity, pSOS, OS20, ThreadX, MQX, Nucleus, Segger, eCos/eCosPro, etc.
    • Proprietary OS/no-OS/pre-boot environment.
    • Modular architecture: OS wrappers for easy porting to any operating system.
    • Support for leading Wireless USB controllers.
    • CPU architectures: ARM, MIPS, x86, RISC, PowerPC, Freescale Coldfire, Intel Xscale, TI DSPs and OMAP, Renesas SuperH and others.
  • Programming language: ANSI C.
  • Compilers: Any 32-bit C compiler.
Class Drivers for PCs and Windows CE hosts? Jungo Connectivity also offers class drivers for PCs and Windows CE hosts. To learn more, check out the DriverCore product page.