5G expansion board Peripherals



  • Is the 5G M2 slot capable of hosting a WiFi card? Is there plans to support a particular card in the future rather than running a USB Dongle?

    Thanks.


  • Dev Team

    @daniel-p-nikolov Hi,
    Our 5G modem board has an M.2 "B" key connector typical of modem plug-in cards.
    If you have a specific WiFi M.2 module in mind, please share the part number and I can investigate if it is an electro-mechanical fit with our B-key socket.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
    Most likely I suspect the WiFi module falls under the "socket 1" option which will use A or E keying and may not be compatable.

    That said, I cannot speak to the SW drivers, since the device needs to have a Linux driver for it, and it may or may not be already in the platform.
    However, let's not even ask our SW team if your desired module can't plug in.

    Regarding WiFi support of dongles, believe it or not, many customers do not want WiFi (and want it disabled on Voxl or VoxlFlight), hence why we default removed it from Voxl2. So, we thought this was the best compromise instead of adding cost to every single PCB. We may add more support in the future, but our focus has been NDAA capable modules.

    Thanks!


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