SX-PCEAC2 Radio Module (2x2)

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Radio Module with M.2 LGA and PCIe Card Options

The SX-PCEAC2 is powered by Qualcomm Atheros radio chip, the QCA6174-5, which features 2x2 wave 2 MU-MIMO technology. It is a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac module with Bluetooth support which is designed for devices that require wireless connectivity in a small form factor combined with high performance with throughputs reaching up to 867Mbps.

Dual-Band 802.11ac Wave2 with MU-MIMO

The SX-PCEAC2 comes in multiple form factors for diverse needs. The surface mount option, the M.2 LGA type 1216, offers the smallest footprint while the M.2 PCI Express card form-factor is suitable to migrate your legacy PCIe radios to an 802.11ac solution. The half mini card option also allows customers to evaluate the radio using any platform that has a full PCIe slot.

SX-PCEAC2 based on the QCA6174-5 chipset with 802.11ac performance is ideal for embedded applications like medical devices, security systems, industrial PC, PoS, digital signs, automation, handheld devices, thin client devices and many more.

• Dual-band IEEE 802.11ac Wave2 (MU-MIMO)
WLAN/BT combo module that supports 2x2 MU-MIMO with two spatial streams. Provides excellent wireless LAN and Bluetooth performance.

• Multiple Form Factors
・Surface Mount Type (M.2 LGA Type 1216)
・Half Mini Card (Mini PCI Express Card)
・M.2 Card (M.2 1630 PCI Express Card)

• Enterprise Security
Supports WPA and WPA2, including IEEE 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). It provides the robust security required of enterprises.

• Modular Certification
FCC (US), IC (Canada), CE (Europe), TELEC (Japan).

• Recommended Antenna's
・ Unictron AA258
・ Sansei Denki ANTDP-027A0

• Wi-Fi Driver Support
Linux and Open Source (ath10k)   
- Station
- Access Point
- WPA / WPA2 / WPA3
- WPS2.0 *
- Wi-Fi Direct *
* To use it, you need to obtain Wi-Fi Alliance certification separately.



Chipset QCA6174A-5
Host Interface WLAN:PCI Express
Bluetooth: USB 1.1
WLAN Specifications IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
Bluetooth Specifications Bluetooth v5.0 (BR/EDR/LE)
Antenna  MHF4 Connectors:2
Operating Voltage 3.3V

Current Consumption

(Peak Value)

【2.4GHz】Tx:970mA, Rx:150mA
【5GHz】   Tx:940mA, Rx:210mA

【2.4GHz】Tx:170mA, Rx:160mA

Operating Environment Temperature:-20℃~70℃
Humidity:5~90%RH No Condensation
Storage Environment Temperature:-40℃~80℃
Humidity:5~95%RH No Condensation
Dimensions SX-PCEAC2-SMT: 12.0×16.0×1.44mm
SX-PCEAC2-HMC: 30.0×26.8×2.54mm
SX-PCEAC2-M2: 16.5x30.0x2.34mm
Weight SX-PCEAC2-SMT:  0.7g
Package Type SX-PCEAC2-SMT: Surface Mount Type M.2 LGA Type 1216)
SX-PCEAC2-HMC: Half Mini Card (Mini PCI Express Card)
SX-PCEAC2-M2: M.2 Card (M.2 1630 PCI Express Card)
Modular Certifications USA, Canada, Europe, Japan


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