Silex Technology is a Renesas Partner and manufacturer of wireless connectivity technology. Backed by 40+ years of OEM integration experience, Silex Technology offers Wi-Fi connectivity solutions for RA-based products. As a Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Center, Silex Technology has direct access to Qualcomm Atheros design information and support.
The upcoming Renesas FSP release (v0.9.0) will include Wi-Fi API’s for the Silex SX-ULPGN-2000 module. That means that there is no driver development required to enable Wi-Fi connectivity. Reduce your engineering investment and more importantly, reduce the time to bring a Renesas RA with Wi-Fi connectivity to market!Watch Video
Silex creates wireless modules that conform to IEEE standard while maximizing peak performance levels within the legally allowed regulatory guidelines. This results in high-quality, optimized hardware with reliable connectivity. In addition, Renesas has validated that SX-ULPGN-2000 functionality including certification with Amazon FreeRTOS.
Silex Technology is uniquely positioned to provide unrivaled support throughout design and deployment of your product for the following reasons:
Proven experience with enterprise applications that require reliable wireless connectivity.
Radio source code firmware access. Without access to this IP, we would have to reply on Qualcomm to fix problems and make enhancements.
Long-term relationship and access to engineering support from Qualcomm.
Local engineering and FAE support team.
Silex Technology has released a microcontroller module, SX-23BT which supports Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy using RX23W, a 32-bit RX microcontroller from Renesas Electronics Corporation. The SX-23BT includes all of the functions that a 32-bit microcontroller and Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy offers, such as long-range support, mesh networking capabilities, and a mounted chip antenna. It is a pre-certified module, enabling IoT device manufacturers to reduce the time and effort required to obtain international certification.
To enhance the efficiency of product development, the SX-23BT provides device manufacturers with the ability to utilize the development environment and software assets found in Renesas's RX23W, in addition to Renesas's abundant application development support tools. Furthermore, the IoT devices 0.7mm pitch LGA package can reduce total BOM and manufacturing costs by decreasing the number of printed circuit board layers to enable the use of existing manufacturing equipment.
The Renesas RA Family is a new 32-bit MCU family built on the Arm® Cortex®-M core architecture. Offering a wide range of performance and features, the Renesas RA Family meet the scalability, power consumption and performance needs of nearly any embedded systems end-product.
The SX-ULPGN is an ultra-low-power Wi-Fi IoT module with 802.11 b/g/n support. This low power Wi-Fi IoT module is based on QCA4010 radio from Qualcomm. The SX-ULPGN module is an excellent choice for device OEMs looking to design Wi-Fi connected products in a cost-effective way. This module is ideally suited for embedded wireless IoT products including medical devices, remote control, appliances, home & factory automation, energy management, residential lighting, security, sensors, wearables, etc.
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