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WiFi module flaunts reliable connectivity for IoT market

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Silex? WiFi module? IoT? Freescale? MCU?

Silex Technology America Inc. has revealed an ultra-low-power, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi (2.4/5GHz) module featuring industrial temperature support. The SX-ULPAN claims to offer the desired reliable connectivity for networking applications based on Freescale Kinetis MCUs, indicated the company.

Powered by the Qualcomm Atheros 4004 intelligent networking platform, the solder-down module connects a device to the Internet of Things (IoT), providing a seamless, reliable connectivity experience the end user.

With the release of the SX-ULPAN, Silex also continues a successful partnership with Freescale beyond the i.MX 6 processors, now adding reliable WiFi connectivity for Kinetis MCUs designed for IoT market.

SX-ULPAN will find its way into many IoT applications such as remote equipment monitoring, asset tracking and telemetry, security, wireless audio, industrial sensors and controls, home automation, medical devices and others. Engineering samples and production quantities of the SX-ULPAN are available, along with a development kit for the SX-ULPAN.

The module features a single stream system (1x1), 20MHz, and an on-board U.FL connector/antenna, surface mount module. In addition, IPv4/iPv6, TCP and UDP protocol is supported on chip, offloading the host controller. SX-ULPAN also offers WiFi protected setup support and is compatible with Freescale Tower System development board platform with MQX RTOS driver support.

The SX-ULPAN will be available to purchase starting January.





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