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KRACK attack threatens Wi-Fi Enterprise Security

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2017-10-17 17:51:59

Wi-Fi Enterprise Security is critical to Silex as we strive to provide secure, reliable and robust wireless connectivity solutions to our customers. We want to assure our customers that we are well aware of the recent KRACK attack threat to WPA2 Wi-Fi security, and we will be providing a solution imminently. 

Recently published research in below references have identified vulnerabilities in some Wi-Fi devices. Those devices reinstall network encryption keys under certain conditions, disabling replay protection and significantly reducing the security of encryption. This security vulnerability is inherent to the WPA2 protocol itself, and in principle impacts all products using the WPA security supplicant.

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Tags: Wi-Fi, 802.11n, Access Point, IoT, 802.11ac, WPA2, enterprise security

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

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

Add Ultra Low Power WiFi Using UART AT Command Set

Posted by Safi Khan on 2017-08-04 19:38:57

Silex has released a new version (12.2.x) of our UART AT Command Set for Qualcomm's Ultra Low Power WiFi IoT Soc QCA4010. Our new product is called SX-ULPGN-EVK-AT. The SX-ULPGN-EVK-AT is an evaluation kit for our SX-ULPGN module based on the QCA4010. 

Using our new SX-ULPGN-EVK-AT, customers can quickly evaluate our AT Command Set. They can add a serial-to-Wi-Fi converter for their existing MCU based designs without porting any host driver. SX-ULPGN can offload the host MCU by performing all of the Wi-Fi related tasks such as low power WiFi network stack, security, and authentication.

Top Features:

JTAG OTA Programming Station and AP Modes
Open System WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK None, WEP, TKIP, and AES(CCMP) Enrollee (PIN/PBC)
IPv4, IPv6, DNS, SNTP, HTTP SSL/TLS, DHCP, and WPS IEEE802.11 Power Save Mode
Suspend (Store Recall, Power Off Suspend(Sleep Wakeup, Host Deep Sleep) TCP/IP Offload
UDP Offload On-Boarding HTTP Server HTTP Client
DHCP Client and DHCP Server DNS Client and DNS Server Socket API for up to 4 UDP or TCP Client/Server Sockets
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Tags: Embedded WiFi Module, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, Internet of Things, IoT, Qualcomm, Low Power WiFi

Silex Wins Editor's Choice award for Linux Software Development Kit

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2013-12-05 17:00:42

Silex Technology America won the Editor’s Choice Award from Embedded Computing Design Magazine for the first time last month.  Embedded Computing Design is an OpenSystems Media publication, whose mission is to promote the development and use of open standards and new technologies in the embedded computing industry. They constantly scan the industry for emerging standards, emerging technologies and uniquely innovative products, and work with industry leaders to develop and publish articles that educate the readers about innovative new products, technologies, and standards of benefit to them. We at Silex are extremely pleased with the award as the editors of the magazine receive thousands of press releases and only select a handful of products for their magazine. Click here to read the complete article in the magazine.

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Tags: Wi-Fi, Embedded Wireless, 802.11n, Linux, WiFi connectivity solutions, Silex Technology America, Uncategorized

SX-3000GB USB Device Server - the Preferred Choice for Data Logger Software

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2013-11-20 16:00:58

The SX-3000GB is a USB device server designed to share multiple USB devices over a wired network. The SX-3000GB is the preferred choice of USB Device Servers for its quality, performance and ease of use. For example, Microedge Instruments, who specialize in developing data loggers and are known for their high performance and accurate data loggers and data processing software, not only use the SX-3000GB for their application but also recommend it over other USB device servers in the market.

“There are several USB Device Servers available in the market. Silex SX-3000GB Gigabit USB Device Server is the one we have tested and recommend customers to use for its easy installation, configurations and support of 15 USB devices with one SX-3000GB.”

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Tags: Silex, USB over IP, 802.11n, connectivity, data logger, Device Networking, Microedge Instruments, Uncategorized, USB Device Servers

Silex Technology Sponsors Wireless Medical Devices East

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2013-11-15 02:17:25

Recently, Silex sponsored and attended the Wireless Medical Devices East conference in Boston. It was a great opportunity to gather with representatives from Silex Technology customers, including GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare and Mindray, and also to learn about wireless medical device innovation.

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Tags: Qualcomm Atheros, AR6003, Wireless Module, Wi-Fi, Silex, Embedded Wireless, Embedded WiFi Module, Embedded WiFi Radio, 802.11n, medical device manufacturing, medical devices, Uncategorized

SX-BR-4600WAN Ethernet to Wi-Fi Bridge is Now Wi-Fi Certified!

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2013-10-24 17:49:15

The SX-BR4600WAN Ethernet to Wi-Fi Bridge, introduced less than 5 months ago has achieved market acceptance beyond our expectations.  This SX-BR4600WAN has been adopted in many applications, ranging from printer to medical device connectivity.  Unlike consumer grade bridges, the SX-BR4600WAN has the following features which make it an ideal Enterprise wireless bridge:

  • Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n Support
  • Enterprise 802.1x Security
  • High Performance 2 x 2 Radio
  • Easy to Use with MAC Address Transparency Feature
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Tags: Wi-Fi, Silex, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, Bridge, Ethernet to Wi-Fi, Silex Technology America, Uncategorized

New Video: NXP Recommends Silex Technology for Reliable Wi-Fi

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2013-07-22 16:09:27

"Silex delivers outstanding technology engineered to help our i.MX 6 customers differentiate and win in competitive markets.” Rajeev Kumar, i.MX product line  manager for NXP Semiconductor. For over a year, Silex Technology has been NXP’s premier vendor of choice for all its wireless needs. NXP selects Proven Partners by invitation only, based on proven knowledge and experience to help their customers implement total system solutions. In Silex’s case, NXP chose us for our deep wireless know-how and expertise. The following video showcases Amanda McGregor, i.MX 6 Series Product Line Manager, endorsing Silex Technology  as their vendor of choice for all their Wi-Fi connectivity needs.

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Tags: Qualcomm Atheros, AR6003, Wireless Module, Wi-Fi, Silex, Freescale, Wireless, Dual Band, SDIO, Embedded Wireless Radio, Embedded Wireless, Embedded WiFi Module, Embedded WiFi Radio, 802.11n, connectivity, Display, radio module, wifi, silex

Press Release - Silex Technology Releases Ethernet to Wireless Bridge

Posted by silex_admin on 2013-05-31 17:01:48

SX-BR-4600WAN Enables any Ethernet Device to be Converted to a Secure, Dual Band 802.11n Wireless LAN Device

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 29, 2013 –Silex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the availability of the SX-BR-4600WAN Ethernet to wireless bridge. The SX-BR-4600WAN allows any Ethernet enabled device to seamlessly join a secure, high-speed network. Because it is software transparent, no changes to drivers, management tools or applications are required. It allows flexibility to locate Ethernet devices in places where running cables is difficult or impossible and supports a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connection. Full industry-leading security including WPA, WPA2, and WEP plus 802.1x authentication with the most commonly used EAP types are supported.
“Silex is pleased to expand our portfolio of highly secure and reliable wireless networking solutions,” said Keith Sugawara, vice president of business development at Silex America. “It is vital for our customers with high-speed Ethernet devices to securely connect them to the Wireless LAN without compromising features.”

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Tags: Wi-Fi, Silex, 802.11n, Bridge, Cisco, Secure