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Silex Technology Collaborates with Freescale Semiconductor to Provide Wi-Fi for Next-Generation i.MX 6 Processors

Companies Demonstrate Wi-Fi for i.MX 6 at the Freescale Technology Forum

SANTA ANA, California, June 21, 2012Silex Technology, a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced plug-and-play Wi-Fi connectivity solutions for Freescale Semiconductor i.MX 6 series processors. This technology combination which includes the Silex SX-SDCAN-2830BT was demonstrated at the Freescale Technology Forum June 18 -20, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.

“Wi-Fi connectivity is a key feature for customers designing products based on our i.MX 6 series processors," said Rajeev Kumar, i.MX product line manager for Freescale Semiconductor. "Silex delivers outstanding technology engineered to help our i.MX 6 customers differentiate and win in competitive markets.”

“Silex is proud to be the Freescale recommended Wi-Fi solutions provider," said Keith Sugawara, vice president of Business Development at Silex Technology America. "Our radio hardware modules are ideal for mid-tier companies who seek to reduce RF design costs and improve time to market."

Silex is a Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Center (ADC) who provides secure and high-reliability wireless solutions for device manufacturers that want to add Wi-Fi connectivity to portable devices for medical, printer, weights and measures, and other applications.

The Silex SX-SDCAN-2830BT 802.11a/b/g/n SDIO card module is the Freescale recommended solution for Wi-Fi connectivity. Freescale's i.MX 6 development platforms integrate a reference driver to minimize the engineering time and effort required to productize solutions such as Silex’s Wi-Fi technology.

To provide developers the best connectivity and superior engineering support, Silex  offers a turnkey, one-vendor solution that includes:

  • Driver software available with Freescale i.MX6 development systems
  • 802.11a/b/g/n low-power SDIO card module based on Qualcomm Atheros AR6003 radio
  • Engineering services for custom applications and support

Availability
The SX-SDCAN and other Silex radio modules based on the Qualcomm Atheros AR6003 have been released to production and are immediately available.  Please contact Freescale Semiconductor for availability of i.MX 6 development platforms.
A photo of the SX-SDCAN is available at http://www.silexamerica.com/images/products/wireless_modules/sx-sdcan_big.jpg

About Silex Technology America, Inc.
Silex Technology America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Silex Technology Inc., a 35-year developer and leading network technology company specializing in network and wireless technology, providing hardware, software, embedded modules and turnkey connectivity products. Silex Technology has regional offices for sales, marketing and development in Japan, United States and Germany. Silex Technology is integrated vertically to support customers from design to production, maintaining the highest quality standards. For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com.