Highly Integrated 802.11n 2.4GHz Single Chip

The CL242 is a highly integrated 802.11n MAC/BBP and 2.4 GHz RF single chip with 300Mbps PHY rate support. The CL242 is designed to be fully compliant with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard and delivers reliable, very cost-effective wireless connectivity at extended distances.

The CL242 is designed to support standard based features in the areas of security, quality of service and international regulation, and along with Celeno’s virtualized Wi-Fi technology solutions, is giving end users the greatest performance anytime under any circumstances.


  • Wi-Fi enabled Set-Top Boxes and Hybrid DVB-S/C/T
  • Single band and Dual Band Concurrent Home-Gateways
  • Wi-Fi Routers
  • Wi-Fi IP Cameras and Wi-Fi Extenders
  • Wireless TV for Over the Top Content



  • Embedded high-performance 32-bit RISC microprocessor
  • Highly integrated RF with 55nm CMOS technology
  • Integrate high efficiency switching regulator
  • Best-in-class active and idle power consumption performance
  • Compact 7mm x 7mm QFN56L package
  • LTE Coexistence (UART)
  • Antenna Detection
  • Buffered clock output for co-clock with other SOC chipset
  • Integrate EFUSE to eliminate the requirement for external EEPROM
  • 16 programmable general purpose Input / Output
  • 2 configurable LED pins
  • Auto-calibration
  • Calibration Free to save MP costs
  • Operating System: Linux

Wireless LAN

  • IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11b/g compliant
  • Dual-band 2T2R mode with data rate up to 300 Mbps
  • Greenfield, mixed mode, legacy modes support
  • Frame aggregation
  • Support MCC (multi-channel concurrent)
  • WiFi Positioning (802.11v/ T0D)
  • BW5/10 narrow band for extending coverage
  • Integrated LNA, PA, and T/R switch, or external LNA and PA support
  • IEEE 802.11 d/h/i/k support
  • Security support for WFA WPA/WPA2 personal, WPS2.0, WAPI, TKIP and WEP
  • Supports 802.11w protected managed frames
  • QoS support of WFA WMM, WMM PS
  • Supports Wi-Fi Direct
  • Per packet transmit power control
  • Wake on WLAN via GPIO (client mode) 
  • Support Host Sleep (AP mode)
  • Conforms with ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1 test plan (mandatory for EU in 2014/E)