Posted by Babar Hashim, February 19, 2020
Embedded Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth USB Combo Module for your Connected Devices
The use of USB in embedded systems is relatively new and not as popular as other interfaces, such as SPI, UART, SDIO, and PCIe for embedded solutions. USB Wi-Fi radios typically targeted non-embedded consumer applications because migrating to USB was difficult due to higher costs combined with a short life cycle. However, with the introduction of new MCUs with native USB interfaces, Wi-Fi modules with USB interfaces can now be a better solution for your embedded application. USB Wi-Fi radios are typically external dongles for consumer devices like PC's and TV's, but using Silex's latest USB wireless module, you can embed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if your MCU has an available USB interface.
Silex has introduced SX-USBAC, our IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth USB Combo module, a dual-band IEEE 802.11 ac WLAN USB module plus Bluetooth 5.0 BR/EDR/LE combo module. Based on Qualcomm's QCA9377-7 System-on-Chip, it supports 1x1 MU-MIMO technology and delivers a reliable wireless PHY data rate up to 433Mbp. It's the ideal choice for USB wireless embedded systems that demand robust link quality and maximum throughput range.
SX-USBAC comes in multiple form factors to fit various platforms and size requirements.
QCA9377 with 1x1
QCA9377 with 1x1
USB Type-A connector for Easy Evaluation of the radio
The SX-USBAC is a 2.4 GHz / 5GHz dual-band IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave2 WLAN Bluetooth5.0, USB2.0 radio module. It has a highly integrated MAC, baseband, RF, RF front end, and peripheral circuitry like power unit, reference clock, etc. The SX-USBAC has an onboard pattern antenna and a 50-ohm MHF connector as a connection interface for an add-on antenna.
- Powered by QCA9377-7 SoC by Qualcomm
- Dual Band Support for both 2.4GHz /5GHz
- 1x1 Wave-2 MU-MIMO
- Rx Diversity with Wi-Fi/BT co-existence
- PHY Data Rate up to 433 Mbps
- Bluetooth v5.0
- Host Interface
- WLAN : USB2.0
- Bluetooth : USB1.1
- RoHS Compliant
- Modular Certifications for North America, Europe and Japan
Silex also offers support for multiple operating systems for this module, with drivers available for Linux, Android, and Windows OS. With our strong partnership with Qualcomm and access to the radio firmware source code, we offer superior support services, which include bug fixes, feature and performance enhancements, and porting services to customers specific platforms.