Qualcomm Atheros Design Center

Qualcomm Atheros is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and is a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets.

Silex Technology wireless connectivity solutions are based on Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi radios which offer the following key benefits:

  • Radio technology from one of the leading Wi-Fi silicon providers
  • Assurance of supply compared with other start-up or financially unstable alternatives
  • Unmatched support due to our access to radio firmware source code

Silex Technology is one of approximately ten Qualcomm Authorized Design Centers in the world. Qualcomm Atheros established the ADC program to support novel applications for its wireless technology. Authorized Design Centers have expertise spanning RF design and RTOS and driver development.

Silex Technology has developed Wi-Fi modules based on Qualcomm Atheros radios for almost ten years and have been an Authorized Design Center since 2010. With proprietary manufacturing, relentless attention to quality, exclusive expertise, and strategic partnerships, Silex Technology is the global leader in reliable connectivity solutions for products ranging from a medical device to a document imaging product to a video or digital display. Silex Technology is a single vendor providing connectivity hardware and software with support from design through manufacturing for successful product after successful product.


What Silex Technology Offers

As an Authorized Design Center, Silex Technology can provide all of the services necessary to enable embedded wireless networking in your products.

  • Standard Wireless Modules (SDIO, PCIe and Mini-PCI)
  • Custom Wireless Radio Modules
  • Wireless Driver/Supplicant Development
  • RF Engineering Support and Consulting Services

In addition, Silex Technology can assist customers to access Qualcomm Atheros design documentation.

  • Basic Design Information
    Basic design information requires an executed Qualcomm Atheros Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Basic design information includes datasheets, schematics, layout, and, BOM information.
  • Advanced Design Information
    Advanced design information requires a one-time access fee and an executed Qualcomm Atheros Technology License Agreement (TLA). Advanced design documentation includes Linux/Andrroid reference driver source code, programmer’s guide documentation and Atheros Radio Test (ART), a tool used for radio evaluation and manufacturing tests.

With in-house state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing and testing facilities, we can also support your development with prototypes, pre-certification testing, thermal testing, reliability testing or provide turnkey products (hardware and software) to meet your most demanding requirements.

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