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Silex Technology America and Employees Support the Restoration of Peter’s Canyon Park

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2018-01-24 05:55:16

You may have heard about the devastating wild fires in California in the Fall of 2017.  These fires in both Northern and Southern California took lives, property and cherished memories from the unfortunate people that happened to live in the “wrong” place.

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Convert Ethernet devices to wireless network device

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2018-01-18 05:09:41

Have trouble connecting your Ethernet devices to network?  SX-BR-4600WAN2  from Silex is a bridge that can easily convert your 10/100/1000 BASE-T wired LAN device to wireless LAN compatible device.  It is now possible to build an  effective environment where there is restrictions for cable wiring. SX-BR-4600WAN2 offers the flexibility to easily connect various devices like PC peripherals and surveillance cameras to the wireless LAN environment, including printers compatible with wired LAN. It thus is cost effective by eliminating the use of LAN cables and gives flexibility to locate Ethernet devices in places where running cables is a challenge.

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Tags: Bridge, Wireless Infrastructure, USB Device Servers

SX Virtual link driver for MacOS 10.13

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2018-01-05 05:48:15

Silex has released SX Virtual Link driver for the latest macOS Sierra . We are glad to inform that we have successfully tested and  released our SVL driver version  3.20.0  with additional compatibility which will  support mac 10.13 or later versions. 

SX Virtual link driver makes the USB devices connected to the SX Virtual Link enabled device by surpassing the USB connection on the computer. This makes it easy to connect and share USB devices on the network.

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Tags: SX-Virtual Link, USB Device Server

Bluetooth Evaluation made easy for QCA9377 based SX-SDMAC

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-12-15 22:12:10

Over the years Bluetooth has evolved from being used mostly for audio streaming and file sharing with BT2.0, to high-speed file transfer with BT2.1. With the updates to BT4.x, it is now also used for extremely low energy connectivity requirements for many sensor based applications ideal for the Internet of Things.

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Tags: Bluetooth, QCA9377

Silex Schedule and Plan for the WPA2 Vulnerability Issue (KRACK)

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-12-15 22:08:08

A couple of months ago, a vulnerability in the way handshake within the WPA protocol was exposed which is commonly referred to as the Krack Attack. We at Silex have completed our thorough investigation to assess the scope and impact of this vulnerability.

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Tags: WPA2

The Next-Generation SX-SDMAC Plus Delivers Smaller Size, Lower Cost, and Higher Performance

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-12-15 19:01:44

SX-SDMAC-Plus.pngSilex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the newest member of the SX-SDMAC family, the SX-SDMAC Plus wireless module. This dual-band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN plus Bluetooth 4.2 SDIO module fulfills a strategic role in Silex Technology’s embedded wireless product portfolio, opening new opportunities and markets. 

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Tags: 802.11ac, QCA9377

Possible RED Updates on the Horizon

Posted by Ron Tozaki on 2017-11-30 22:27:12

A few months ago, Ofcom, which is UK’s regulatory authority decided to update their regulations to allow Wi-Fi use in the 5.8 GHz band (U-NII-3). It appears that EU/ETSI like UK, is contemplating adding the U-NII-3 band (5.725-5.850 GHz) to the EU domain. Currently EU uses a part of the spectrum (2.4 GHz and 5GHz band), which is becoming increasingly congested and can impair broadband performance. If this happens then this update will open an additional 125 MHz of spectrum in a ‘sub-band’ within the 5 GHz frequency range for Wi-Fi – while ensuring protection for other users, such as satellite services. The extra sub-band increases the number of 80 MHz channels available for Wi-Fi from four to six.

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Tags: Radio Equipment Directive

Microsoft Windows Driver Support for Silex's 802.11ac plus Bluetooth SDIO Wi-Fi Modules

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-11-15 21:54:00

Wireless drivers supporting Microsoft Windows for the SX-SDMAC and SX-SDPAC dual-band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN plus Bluetooth “Smart Ready” SDIO modules are now available by Silex. The new drivers add support for Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT Core, Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7), and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (WEC2013). 

The SX-SDMAC module and SX-SDPAC System-in-Package (SiP) were initially released with support for Linux operating system (OS). Now Silex provides complete, production-ready Windows drivers to help customers modernize their Windows-based devices to the latest 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 standards with reduced engineering lead time. Adding compatibility for Windows Embedded and Windows IoT Core allows the SX-SDMAC and SX-SDPAC to easily integrate with networked handheld devices, terminals, industrial computers, and IoT (Internet of Things) smart devices.

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Tags: Embedded WiFi Module, Windows, 802.11ac

Does design flaw in WPA2 makes it vulnerable to KRACK?

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-10-30 16:24:42

All protected Wi-Fi networks are secured using some version of  Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/2) which rely on the 4-way handshake defined in the 802.11i amendment. Key Re installation AttaCK (KRACK) abuses design or implementation flaws in the WPA2 cryptographic protocols. KRACK works by targeting these 4-way handshakes and thus both WPA and WPA2-certified products are affected by this Krack Attack. [1] 

WPA (sometimes referred to as the draft IEEE 802.11i standard) became available in 2003. To put things in perspective this issue has always been present for the last 14 years, but has recently gained quite a bit of attention. Let's first understand what this WPA2 vulnerability is and asses it's impact. 

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Tags: WPA2, enterprise security, 802.11i

Silex Volunteers at Local Food Bank

Posted by Matthew Buckett on 2017-10-25 16:50:13

One of our key focuses and passions here at Silex Technology America is in finding ways to become more involved with our local communities and to help give back to those in need within it. Over the past years Silex has been able to work with and support a number of organizations and causes throughout our local communities. Recently some of our team members in California had the privilege of coming alongside to support the OC Food Bank in Orange County, CA., an organization that is focused on fighting to end hunger within our local community.

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Tags: CSR, food bank