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Upgrading the WiFi/Bluetooth Module to Support an External Antenna (on select models of TS-7800-V2, TS-4100, TS-7180)


Notice Id: 158
URL: https://pcs.embeddedarm.com/notices/upgrading-the-wifi-bluetooth-module-to-support-an-external-antenna-on-select-models-of-ts-7800-v2-ts-4100-ts-7180 Type: BOM Update
Contains Board Revisions: Yes
Effective On: Aug 11, 2020
Published: August 12, 2020
Products Affected: TS-4100, TS-7180, TS-7800-V2, TS-8820-4100


Dear Valued Customer,

We are contacting you today to announce that we are Upgrading the WiFi/Bluetooth Module to Support an External Antenna (on select models of TS-7800-V2, TS-4100, TS-7180). Technologic Systems is constantly looking to make improvements on our products in the Engineering Sampling program, and in support of this we will be starting to ship a variety of the TS-7800-V2, TS-4100, and TS-7180 with support for an external antenna.  This change will also come with a $2 per unit price increase on the models affected.

The affected products are: TS-4100, TS-7180, TS-7800-V2, TS-8820-4100

Due to popular demand to extend the range of the WiFi/Bluetooth module on the TS-7800-V2, TS-4100, and TS-7180 we will be updating the installed module part number to the alternative device which uses a u.FL connector instead of the built in chip antenna.  This will allow the use of the WiFi/Bluetooth feature in systems that are installed in an enclosure or with another physical barrier such as a daughter card, and will extend the distance that this radio is able to communicate over.  Not all models of all products are being changed. 

Note: it will also be necessary to use an external antenna with these updated systems, we offer an pre-FCC certified antenna and cable, available for purchase as CB-ANT-WILC.

The upgrade will be applied to the following products for all new orders received:

TS-4100-SRW8I
TS-4100-SRW9I
TS-7180-SMW1I
TS-7180-SRW9I
TS-7800-V2-DMW3I

Technologic Systems appreciates your business. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us by either replying to this email or filling out the contact us form at Upgrading the WiFi/Bluetooth Module to Support an External Antenna (on select models of TS-7800-V2, TS-4100, TS-7180).

Best Regards,

Technologic Systems
16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone: (480) 837-5200
Fax: (480) 837-5300



Product Current Revision New Revision
TS-4100 B03 C01
TS-7180 A01 C01
TS-7800-V2 A03 A04
TS-8820-4100 B03 C01

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