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Linux Box with Custom Application Development for Quick Time to Market

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2017-09-28 16:00:00

Silex Technology, a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today launched  LB-100AN which is a Linux Box with Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n for custom application development. It is a box product with Linux OS for embedded applications,
which supports wired and wireless LANs.  LB-100AN's  hardware support that comes a with development kit  which empower the customers to customize their services and applications by themselves to their products.  By allowing them to devote themselves to their application development, it minimizes initial hardware development investment, driver development costs and reduces time to market.

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Tags: 802.11n, Embedded Wireless, Linux, SDK

Linux Evaluation for SX-SDMAC/SX-SDPAC with Roaming Support

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-09-28 00:10:26

 Our SX-SDCAC which is in a SD card form factor (using the SX-SDMAC) is designed to allow evaluation of our QCA9377 based radios (SX-SDMAC and SX-SDPAC)) with the NXP's i.MX 6 SoloX Sabre SD board. To go with the hardware we also provide an evaluation software to make the evaluation process easy for our customers. 

We have just released an update to our evaluation software.

Summary of Updates:

 We have updated to support Linux kernel version 4.1. The most important enhancement in this release is the addition of roaming support.  We in our internal testing had found that roaming was not working well in the QCA reference driver. Silex being a QCA partner has access to the radio firmware source code which enables us to fix bugs and in some cases even add features to the driver. Our reference driver now supports roaming with roam times under 150msec. 

The evaluation image includes the Silex reference radio driver (with roaming support), supplicant and tools to test the following:

  • Basic Wireless Functionality
  • Advanced Wi-Fi Security
  • Data Throughput
  • Soft Access Point Mode
  • DHCP Server and Client
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Tags: Roaming, QCA9377

Can the SX-SDMAC 802.11ac Radio Module be Optimized for Cost, Size and Performance?

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-09-27 23:16:30

Yes it can, and is now Available from Silex!!!

The Silex SX-SDMAC Plus is a dual-band IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN plus Bluetooth 4.2 SDIO module. It is the latest addition to our QCA9377 product family. This latest module is optimized for cost, size and performance. This module makes it a very viable option for customers who want to take advantage of the higher 802.11ac performance at a lower cost and smaller overall footprint.

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Tags: 802.11ac

Silex Network Displays for Digital Interactive Classrooms and Learning

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2017-09-27 21:35:25

As the world today migrates to digital era, education and learning is no exception. Classrooms are becoming more digital these days from traditional chalk and talk.  Today's Digital Interactive Classroom requires a robust network infrastructure to utilize new technology. This new way of teaching will change our traditional approach towards education and will help both schools and students to gain a competitive edge globally. The set-up includes a giant Interactive White Board  or an All-in-one HD Touch-screen LCD, a super-fast desktop or a laptop or tablet and other  personalized device .

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Tags: Digital Whiteboard, education, Wi-Fi Connectivity, teacher, Touch Screen Display

Connectivity with Intelligence: SX-ULPGN Low Power WiFi Seminar

Posted by Safi Khan on 2017-09-26 23:29:53
Oct 5 2017  to   Nov 29 2017

Sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Silex and Arrow Electronics

Get hands-on experience with incorporating intelligent Wi-Fi in your designs using the latest low power WiFi technology from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. This session will teach you the latest in using Wi-Fi for Hosted and Hostless IoT applications in embedded systems. Featured topics to include embedded security, root of trust, over-the-air updates, provisioning, and much more. Every participant in the labs will get an SX-ULPGN EVK-AT, and will include a step-by-step demonstration so you can learn how to build and deploy your own secure low-power IoT applications During the day, attendees will be able to do the following hands-on labs & demos:

  • Set up tools performing Over-the-Air updates (OTA)
  • Simplifying onboarding using Wi-Fi concurrency
  • Add Wi-Fi to your host MCU using AT commands
  • Converting an unsecured AP to a secured one
  • Setting up a secure socket layer

Schedule & Location:

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Tags: Qualcomm Atheros, Wi-Fi, Wireless, Dual Band, Embedded Wireless, Embedded WiFi Module, Embedded WiFi Radio, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, IoT, Qualcomm Connected Home, Wi-Fi Connectivity, WiFi connectivity solutions, wireless modules, Qualcomm, Low Power WiFi, QCA4010

NCC radio regulation changes and the ROHS mandate of the BSMI certification

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Taiwan NCC Radio Regulation changes

With the improvement in technology, wireless products range has increased, that includes wireless technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth, and various wireless electronic devices. The Taiwan National communications commission (NCC) demands approval and qualifying certification for radio-frequency equipment to ensure safe and steady operation of the devices. All products able to connect to the public switched communications network, and products emitting radio frequency require approval and registration before they can be sold in Taiwan. This requirement comes from the national body of communications in Taiwan (NCC).

There are few changes in the NCC certification, which are as below,

  1. Any change to descriptions of accreditation certificate, except for the addition or removal of test category, certification type and certification item mentioned in the preceding paragraph, shall be reported to NCC for resistance within 15 days after the change; the original accreditation certificate shall be attached when reporting the change. The validity of the reissued accreditation certificate shall be the same as the original one.
  2. Printing NCC logo is mandatary on both the product and the package. It is to be noted that earlier, it was printed only on the product
  3. Products which has already passed NCC certifications are not affected or need no change. However, from September 6th 2017, the changes in NCC comes applicable for new products

Taiwan ROHS becomes part of the BSMI certification

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Tags: Embedded WiFi Radio

New Access Point SX-AP-4800AN2 with advanced security and PoE support

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2017-09-20 18:00:00

Silex Technology  launches SX-AP-4800AN2 Access Point, a dual Band supporting IEEE802.11a/b/g/n  with  Enterprise Security, and PoE capabilities.  This product supports enterprise security with 802.1x authentication, makes it  an apt  product for business and factory environments.

Top features:

1. Advanced security

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Tags: 802.11n, Access Point, Device Networking

New Wireless Infrastructure 802.11 ac Access Point with 1.3Gbps data rate

Posted by Govardhan Shanmuga Sundaram on 2017-09-19 21:37:42

 Silex Technology, a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today launched  AP-500AC, which  is a wireless access point (Base unit) that corresponds to a high-speed wireless LAN communication with theoretical value  of 1.3Gbps data rate.  It is a Dual Band 802.11ac Access Point with 802.11r Enhanced Roaming, Enterprise Security, and PoE capabilities. 

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Tags: Access Point, A/V wireless networking, Display Networking, WiFi connectivity solutions, 802.11ac

Adding SDIO Support in ath10k Driver – Another Silex Initiative for Mass Market Wi-Fi

Posted by Safi Khan on 2017-08-16 07:48:05

Customer feedback is important to us at Silex and whenever we can do something extra that makes them happy, it makes us happy! A recent example of our customer focus at Silex is the ath10k initiative. I want to share  the technical details of this initiative and how our engineering team overcame some of the challenges to making this work. We have had a long history of supporting open-source drivers for Qualcomm Atheros low power Wi-Fi radios dating back to ath5k for some of our legacy modules. Since then, we have supported ath6k, ath9k, and now finally, I want to talk about ath10k.

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Tags: SDIO, ath10k

60GHz WiFi (WiGig) for the Rest of Us – SX-PCEAD 802.11ad Module from Silex Brings 4.6Gbps Speeds to New Markets and Applications

Posted by Safi Khan on 2017-08-14 06:40:48

The SX-PCEAD implements the IEEE802.11ad WiFi/WiGig standard in 60GHz band for high speed communication. It is based on the QCA6320 chipset from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.. The 60GHz frequency band supports much wider bandwidths than those of the 2.4GHz or the 5GHz bands. Thus it can achieve a maximum PHY data rate of 4.6Gbps using 2GHz bandwidth. Signals in 60GHz band do not easily penetrate walls etc. so it is an ideal technology for short range in-room use cases such as IP docking, transferring multimedia content such as 4K videos and images, video streaming and projection, insanely fast movie downloads from kiosks, high resolution medical imaging, etc.

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Tags: Silex Technology America, 802.11ad