Add 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity to your NXP i.MX 8-Based Product


Silex Wi-Fi for i.MX 8

Built with advanced media processing, secure domain partitioning and innovative vision processing, the i.MX 8 applications processor family revolutionizes multiple display applications, industrial systems, vision, HMI and single-board computers. It is ideal for high-performance, media-rich mobile device, mission-critical industrial applications, medical devices, and more.

i.MX 8 Target Applications

  • Automotive infotainment—instrument cluster, head unit, heads-up display (HUD), rear seat entertainment, and full digital electronic cockpit (eCockpit)
  • Advanced industrial human machine interface (HMI) and control 
  • Single-board computers
  • Home/building

The i.MX 8 needs a connectivity device to match it’s processing prowess. The QCA6174-based module, SX-PCEAC2 is the perfect fit for i.MX for wireless connectivity. SX-PCEAC2 is a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac module with bluetooth support, which is designed for devices that require wireless connectivity in a small form factor combined with high performance.  

Learn more: Watch the video Silex Wi-Fi for NXP i.MX 8 to see why i.MX 8 and SX-PCEAC2 pair well with each other.

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Wi-Fi for High-Bandwidth Applications

You can add Wi-Fi to your product with the Silex SX-PCEAC2 radio module. Using a PCI-Express interface, the SX-PCEAC2 can achieve links rates of 867 Mbps.

The SX-PCEAC2 brings with it three distinct advantages over the on-board Wi-Fi on the NXP EVK.

Size: The SX-PCEAC2 is the smallest, most integrated, cost effective QCA6174 radio module available. This includes all the RF circuitry out to the antenna connectors. Because of his high level of integration, the SX-PCEAC2 occupies about 1/3 of the real estate of the on-board radio module.

Modular Certification: The PCEAC2 comes pre-certified for North America, Europe, and Japan. This significantly reduces deployment cost, risk, and time to market. Silex offers certification services for other countries as well.

Silex Support: Silex has more than 15 year of experience with Qualcomm Wi-Fi radio modules. We stand behind our products have the know-how to support nearly any operating system or any application you can imagine.

Learn more: Watch the video Why SX-PCEAC2 to see benefits of using this module for your bandwidth-intensive applications.

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Get Started Today

Ready to get started? Watch this video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to evaluate SX-PCEAC2 with NXP's i.MX 8 EVK. 

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