How to Bring Up SX-PCEAN2 using ath9k Driver on an i.MX6 Sabre SD Platform

SX-PCEAN2 on an i.MX6 Platform

Download this application note to learn the steps required to bring up the the SX-PCEAN2 on the Sabre-SD EVK using the open source ath9k driver.

The SX-PCEAN2 is the next generation dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n PCIe module with industrial temperature support which is designed for devices that require wireless connectivity in a small form factor combined with high data throughput at extreme temperatures. It is ideal for high performance applications based on the NXP i.MX 6 platforms. It is designed to meet the demanding performance requirements of critical embedded applications.

The following Application Note will outline how to bring up the SX-PCEAN2 on an i.MX6 platform using the open source ath9k wireless driver. It covers support for Linux Kernel version v3.0.35.

This application note will show you how to:

  • Setup the development environment.
  • Build ath9k drivers.
  • Install and run the wireless kernel modules.
  • Modify the driver source code to detect the SX-PCEAN2.