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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

Optimizing Wi-Fi for Enterprise Applications

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2016-06-09 20:16:01

Two years ago, the number of consumer mobile devices surpassed the number of people in the world for the first time. The vast majority of these devices are Wi-Fi enabled, making these devices the biggest market for Wi-Fi modules. As a result, large chipset manufacturers such as Broadcom, Intel, and Qualcomm Atheros primarily focus on meeting the needs of consumer product companies such as Apple or Dell.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Broadcom Exits Wireless Internet of Things Business

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2016-05-23 19:02:57

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) and Broadcom Limited (AVGO) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom's Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets. Under the terms of the deal, Cypress will acquire Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee IoT product lines and intellectual property, along with its WICED brand and developer ecosystem. The acquisition strengthens Cypress's position in key embedded systems market, such as automotive and industrial, and establishes it as a leader in the high-growth consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.  The link to the official Cypress press release is below.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Realizing the Dream of Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Connectivity

Posted by Keith Sugawara on 2016-05-14 00:26:18

Reliable Wi-Fi is the Holy Grail for Wi-Fi technology. As Wi-Fi finds its way into all sorts of devices, including those in consumer, medical, industrial, and manufacturing applications, billions of Wi-Fi enabled devices are now relying on robust wireless connectivity.

Despite how well established the wireless connectivity standard is, it’s frustratingly common to see reliability issues continue to crop up.

The consequences of losing Wi-Fi connectivity can have varying degrees of severity. There are plenty off-the-shelf products on the market for those “good enough” scenarios where occasional, or even frequent, loss of connection is acceptable. However, in certain markets, unstable wireless connectivity can lead to a stop in operations, loss of productivity and economic efficiency, or even significant threats of safety and health. They have a stringent set of requirements, including:

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

How to Evaluate Silex PCIe Wi-Fi card with the NXP i.MX6 Sabre SD Board

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2016-04-28 15:37:31

PCIe host interface Wi-Fi radios are generally used in applications that require higher throughput and performance. Choosing a radio host interface bus is an important consideration and selecting the proper communication bus between the host and the radio can be a driving factor for picking the correct module. Our latest video below will show how you can begin evaluating our newest PCIe Wi-Fi module, the SX-PCEAN2.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Got Medical Grade Wi-Fi? – Visit Silex at Minnesota MEDTECH Week

Posted by Babar Hashim on 2015-10-30 01:29:09

Silex has provided wireless connectivity solutions for medical device manufacturers for over 10 years. We are experts at delivering reliable Wi-Fi solutions to meet the special needs of our medical customers. Some of our key features include security enhancements for HIPAA, always-on reliable uptime, seamless roaming in hospital environments, and long product life cycles. These result in improved quality, reduced costs, and more efficient work processes in the healthcare industry.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Does your product need to be tested for SAR?

Posted by Ron Tozaki on 2015-10-28 00:54:55

What is SAR?

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) refers to the amount of radio frequency electromagnetic field absorbed by the body while using a wireless device. SAR is defined as the power absorbed per mass of tissue and is expressed in units of watts per kilogram (W/Kg). SAR is typically measured over a small sample volume (1 gram or 10 grams). The SAR limit is a measure of the electric and magnetic field strength and power density for a given transmitter over its operating frequency range. In the US, SAR limit for FCC/IC is 1.6 W/Kg over a 1g sample and in Europe, the SAR limit for CE is 2.0 W/Kg for a 10g sample. Any portable products require SAR testing and reports.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Slidecast Video - AMC Manager Software

Posted by John Halloran on 2015-09-04 21:11:14

Management software is an important piece of the equation when looking at networking equipment so you can efficiently configure your product. More importantly, once it is on the network, you'll want to have a robust way to remotely monitor and manage all of your devices, especially if you have a lot of them. A good management software can allow the network administrator to easily manage a large fleet of devices on the network from one computer remotely. Last month, Silex launched our AMC Manager software for this purpose.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Enterprise Requirements for Ethernet to Wireless Bridges

Posted by John Halloran on 2015-09-03 23:24:32

Reaching certain locations with wired network connections can be difficult and expensive. Today, wireless can connect most devices with ease; however, many devices do not have a wireless connection. Ethernet to Wireless Bridge products can allow these devices to connect to wireless networks, but many of these products are designed for home or small business use, not for the enterprise.

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Tags: Wireless Infrastructure

Enable Ethernet devices with medical grade, secure Wi-Fi

Posted by John Halloran on 2015-05-21 16:45:07

Silex has momentum in the medical space with our SX-BR-4600WAN Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridge solution. Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Medical Device Manufactures have been using our solution to connect all kinds of Ethernet enabled medical devices to secure wireless networks. The SX-BR-4600WAN connects to the Ethernet port of any device, and allows it to be connected to secure, dual band, enterprise class networks which are common in medical environments.

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Tags: Wi-Fi, Wireless, Dual Band, 802.1x, Bridge, Medical, Wireless Infrastructure, sx-br-4600wan