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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

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

CES 2014 Buzz: Ultra Low Power Wi-Fi to Drive Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2014-01-16 18:50:15

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted in Las Vegas, is the venue to kick off the New Year to see the latest technology including wearable tech, 4K and OLED TV technology, 3D printers, and high-tech cars.

One of the exciting new trends that was buzzing at CES, is the continued emergence surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT).  While the term was first coined in 2009, there continues to be recognition that connecting devices to the Internet wirelessly could transform daily life.  USA Today identified “The Connected Home” as one of five trends to watch and Cisco Systems Inc. Chairman and CEO John Chambers predicted the Internet of Things would be a $19 trillion market over the next several years in his keynote address.

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Tags: Qualcomm Atheros, CES, CES 2014, Cisco, Connected home, Internet of Things, IoT, Qualcomm Connected Home, Silex Technology America, Uncategorized