Cardinal BreadCrumb® - Rajant Corporation


Tailored for warehouse automation and robotics, the Rajant Cardinal module solves Wi-Fi and LTE limitations for fully mobile M2M communications.


The Cardinal is powerful, lightweight, and notably the smallest within Rajant’s portfolio of industrial wireless nodes. This latest industrial temperature IP40 dual radio module focuses on robotics and improves Wi-Fi and LTE while enabling connectivity to billions of Wi-Fi IoT devices. Overcome the physical and RF obstructions hindering your fully mobile operations with the Cardinal’s extended range, which supports high-capacity M2M communications.


The Cardinal

Designed with automation robots in mind, including collaborative robots, automated storage/retrieval systems, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), unmanned guided vehicles (UGVs), and more, the Rajant Cardinal can enhance your on-the-move connectivity in the most challenging environments. The Cardinal extends the range of traditional Wi-Fi past the limitations of fixed infrastructure with no line-of-sight requirements using two transceivers having a combined data rate of 1.73 Gbps. In addition to robotics and infrastructure in warehouse automation, this wireless node has applications as part of irrigation in agriculture, reclosers in energy, PLC controls in oil and gas, drone and UAV in the military and light show markets, and process automation in the manufacturing industry.

  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11 AC Wave2 radios: (1) Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO transceiver, and (1) 5 GHz 2×2 MIMO transceiver.
  • Interfaces: Ethernet – (1) 10/100/1000, auto MDI/MDIX, RJ45, and (1) USB 2.0 (used for firmware update, zeroize, GPS, Modbus, SCADA, etc.); and power consumption – 4.2W (average, idle); 14.4 W (maximum, peak) @ 24V.
  • Max RF TX Power:24 dBm combined.
  • Enclosure rating: IP40.
  • Wi-Fi Access Point mode for compatibility with millions of commercial off-the-shelf Wi-Fi client and IoT devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, IP cameras, sensors, and other IP devices.
  • Cyber Secure: Configurable per-hop, per-packet authentication between modules; multiple cryptographic options; 256 bit AES encryption; and optional MAC address.
  • Form Factor: 50mm x 90mm (1.96” x 3.54”) and 105 g (0.23 lbs).
  • Temperature: Ambient (operating) -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F) and storage (TBA). Fan recommended for static airflow environments or areas of restricted airflow.

Download the Cardinal Spec Sheet to learn more




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