SparkLAN Introduces First 3T3R 450Mbps Wi-Fi Mini PCIe Cards with Atheros AR9300 Family

SparkLAN WPEA-127N and WPEA-127NI, embedded with Atheros AR9300 series chipsets, support 3T3R MIMO technology and delivers up to 450Mbps throughput.

Taipei, Taiwan, November 28, 2010 --( SparkLAN Communications, Inc., a broadband wireless networking solution provider introduces two Wireless 802.11n Dual-Band Mini Cards embedded with Atheros AR9300 family, allowing Embedded System manufacturers to provide next-generation high-performance wireless communication products to customers.

SparkLAN WPEA-127N (Atheros AR9380) and WPEA-127NI (Atheros AR9390) Mini Cards, embedded with the latest Atheros AR9300 Chipset Family, based on Atheros XSPAN with Signal Sustain Technology-3 (SST3). They support 3T3R (3 transmit 3 receive) MIMO technology, which delivers superior throughput up to 450Mbps and improves the overall Wi-Fi coverage area.

The two Mini Cards are suitable for Wi-Fi applications demanding robust wireless transmission, such as high-end Wi-Fi applications (mesh network, wireless monitor, and high-end notebook and PC) or digital home networking equipment (access point, router, set-top box, and gateway). The WPEA-127NI, which can operate under severe weather condition (-40 ~ 80℃), is especially designed for industrial-grade application, such as industrial PC.

Incorporating with advanced security encryption, such as 64/128-bits WEP, WPA, and WPA2, the two Mini Cards helps to prevent users’ devices from malicious attacks. With Atheros Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (UAPSD) solution, the Wi-Fi function of the devices embedded with WPEA-127N and WPEA-127NI can be in sleep mode more often and longer to achieve significant power efficiency.

SparkLAN was one of the pioneering leaders in providing industry’s first Atheros 3T3R and 2T2R 11n solution, such as WMIA-199N Mini PCI module (AR9160 + AR9106, 3T3R) and WPEA-111N Half Mini Card (AR9280, 2T2R). “Now, we are delighted to announce, ahead of everyone else, the era of innovative 3T3R Mini Cards with Atheros AR9300 family has come. The WPEA-127N and WPEA-127NI are ideal solutions for multiple networking applications in every aspect of your life,” said Mike Chen, CEO of SparkLAN Communications, Inc. Sample will be available for evaluation soon to help accelerate customers’ time to market.

*Chipset: Atheros AR9380
*Wireless connection up to 450Mbps, 3T3R
*Output Power up to 18dBm
*Linux driver support

*Chipset: Atheros AR9390
*Wireless connection up to 450Mbps, 3T3R
*Output Power up to 18dBm
*Linux driver support
*Wide Temperature Range: -40 ~ 80°C

About SparkLAN Communication, Inc.
SparkLAN Communications, Inc., founded in 2002, is a broadband wireless networking solution provider subordinating to a worldwide tier 1 manufacturer. Focusing on wireless technology (802.11x), SparkLAN has had a proven track of taking leading edge technologies developed for four solutions: Embedded System, Wireless ISP, SOHO & Digital Home, and IP Surveillance. For more information, visit

SparkLAN Communications, Inc
Yi-Ching Shih