SX-SDMAX Evaluation        NXP Partner Program Horizontal

Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth® Combo SDIO Module powered by NXP IW611

The SX-SDMAX is a Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) plus Bluetooth® v5.3 that supports SDIO as its host interface.

Powered by NXP’s highly integrated IW611 chipset, the Wi-Fi 6 module delivers higher throughput, better network efficiency, lower latency, and improved range over previous-generation Wi-Fi standards. It offers secure plug and play wireless connectivity for the NXP i.MX series and other platforms for better communication in dense environments.

We have specifically designed SX-SDMAX in a micro SD card form factor, called the SX-SDCAX, that allows customers to easily evaluate the radio on any platform with a micro SD card slot. 

We support the below reference platforms and provide a Linux OS evaluation image that includes Silex’s reference radio driver, supplicant, and tools to test the following:

The evaluation image includes the Silex reference radio driver, supplicant and tools to test the following:
  • Basic wireless functionality
  • Advanced Wi-Fi security
  • Data throughput
  • Soft access point mode
  • DHCP server and client


What you will need?

i.MX 8M Application Processor and SOC Evaluation Kit (MCIMX8M-EVKB)
• A PC to open a console session for the NXP platform
 • Evaluation OS Image - Linux

Although the NXP i.MX BSP will already include Wi-Fi drivers for SX-SDMAX to enable plug and play evaluation, Silex also provides a separate evaluation Linux OS image which not only includes Silex's optimized driver but also board data files, and other Linux test tools ideal for evaluation.


To get started with the evaluation process of the SX-PCEAX with the i.MX 8M Application Processor, please download the following and follow the step-by-step instructions in the user guide.

User Guide: Getting Started with NXP i.MX8M Board (Coming Soon)