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Video Tutorial: How to Evaluate 802.11ac plus Bluetooth SDIO Module with NXP's i.MX 6 Reference Platform

Posted by Babar Hashim on December 9, 2016

Not all wireless modules are created equal. So it becomes very important that one chooses a good evaluation kit to evaluate and test the radio characteristics of the module. As one of 15 Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Centers (ADC), Silex Technology is one of the few companies in the world that is enabled with radio source code access. This allows us to make tweaks and modifications for reliability and performance that is not available to most of our competitors. We have made included our optimized and robust QCA9377 reference driver as part of the evaluation image to allow customers experience how a "When it Absolutely Must Connect" Wi-Fi performs.

SX-SDMAC is Silex's dual-band, single stream, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac plus Bluetooth “Smart Ready” module based on the latest Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 System-on-Chip (SoC). It is the industry's first Wave 2 MU-MIMO IEEE 802.11ac SDIO Wi-Fi module in full production. The SX-SDMAC delivers enterprise-grade, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with link rates as high as 433Mbps.

Top Features:

  • Dual Band SDIO Wi-Fi Module with 802.11ac WLAN plus BT 4.1
  • Supports Wave 2 MU-MIMO
  • Link Rate upto 433 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.1 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready
  • Industrial Temperature Support
  • FCC/IC/CE/MIC Modular Certification

I have created a video tutorial to demonstrates how to enable 802.11 ac wireless connectivity to your i.MX 6 platform. It shows how easy it is to enable Wi-Fi on your Freescale platform using Silex's SX-SDMAC radio module. 

If you are ready to test our latest Wi-Fi radio, and the first 802.11 ac SDIO module in full production in the market, click the below button to begin your evaluation.

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Tags: SDIO, Embedded WiFi Radio, i.MX6, 802.11ac, NXP