Posted by Babar Hashim, October 26, 2022
Silex Technology to provide Wi-Fi 6E Embedded Modules for High-Performance Applications Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Platform
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 26th, 2022-Silex Technology, a global leader in wireless technology, has introduced its new Wi-Fi 6E module, the SX-PCEAX series based on the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform, along with the latest Linux drivers for the NVIDIA JetPack SDK 5.0.x release supporting Linux kernel 5.10.
The latest Wi-Fi 6E standard expands Wi-Fi into the 6 GHz spectrum for unprecedented Wi-Fi communications performance, stability, and efficiency. Designed for improved communications in highly congested environments, the new Wi-Fi 6E module delivers the critical reliability, efficiency, and performance needed to expand IoT devices in factories, warehouses, and medical facilities.
Silex Technology has created the SX-PCEAX-M2, a tri-band IEEE 802.11 abgn/ac/ax WLAN module plus Bluetooth combo module based on Qualcomm’s QCA2066 SoC, specifically for the NVIDIA® Jetson Orin™ platform. The M.2 card form factor inserts directly into the developer kit for a plug-and-play experience using evaluation software from Silex. No engineering development is required to get started with a wireless evaluation on the Jetson Orin platform.
“Silex is proud to be a preferred Wi-Fi solutions provider in the NVIDIA Partner Network,” said Keith Sugawara, President of Silex Technology America. “Our radio hardware modules are ready to go into mass production and are ideal for original equipment manufacturers who seek to reduce RF design costs and improve time to market.”
An essential requirement for AI is access to a large amount of high-quality data for it to learn from, and Wi-Fi will become increasingly crucial for AI-powered applications to access data wirelessly. Silex delivers outstanding wireless technology engineered to help developers and customers leverage the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI and robotics platform to transfer data at high speeds via reliable, secure, and robust Wi-Fi. The SX-PCEAX is not only ideal for evaluation with the Jetson family of developer kits and modules but is also ready for equipment manufacturers to take to mass production.
Modules have obtained certifications for North America, Europe, and Japan, enabling quick time to market and cost saving for customers. Silex can help customers port the driver to their specific platforms. Its reference platform for driver evaluation and development is the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin™ developer kit. To further expedite the product development process, Silex also provides additional engineering services, including custom driver development, certification services, and hardware schematic design reviews.
Since SX-PCEAX offers a standard M.2 form factor, it can be used to add Wi-Fi connectivity to any Jetson platform (including the Jetson Orin series) with an M.2 card slot.. Silex is currently working with e-con Systems and VVDN in the NVIDIA partner ecosystem to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for NVIDIA customers.
Backed by 40+ years of OEM integration experience, Silex can help bring reliable and secure wireless connectivity to AI at the edge applications.
- Wireless Expertise
Silex offers wireless solutions for users’ specific needs, ranging from 802.11 a/b/g/n to 802.11ax and 802.11ah. Whether it is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mesh, or low-latency wireless applications, we can offer the best-in-class connectivity.
- Premium Support
Silex’s comprehensive support helps customers get to market faster and win business. To ensure Silex is available at every step in the design and development process, the company provides access to local engineering resources for pre-sales consultations, integration, and post-sales support. As part of Silex’s “Absolutely Must Connect” experience, the company also provides regulatory expertise and certification services.
- Unrivaled Quality
Most commonly available wireless modules are based on recommended reference designs; Silex goes beyond this limitation. With a profound understanding of Qualcomm Atheros radios and RF design capabilities, Silex creates wireless modules that conform to IEEE standards while maximizing peak performance levels within the legally allowed regulatory guidelines. This results in high-quality hardware with reliable connectivity and optimized performance.
- Proven WLAN Driver Software
Silex starts with the Qualcomm Atheros reference driver and goes through a process to test, evaluate, fix and enhance before releasing a Silex Technology driver. The company has internally established a DVT test plan that goes far beyond a simple AP-client connect test or range performance test, instead including complex multi-parameter testing and AP roaming tests. Silex provides this enhanced driver for evaluation which can be taken to production, significantly shortening the development time.
- Host Interfaces
Whether it is a PCIe, SDIO, USB, SPI, or UART interface, we have wireless solutions for the full NVIDIA Jetson platform lineup.
- Enterprise Security Support
Silex products support WPA, WPA2, and WPA3, including 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types. It provides robust security for enterprise demands.
To learn more, visit https://www.silextechnology.com/technology-partnerships/nvidia.
About Silex Technology, Inc.
Silex Technology builds on more than 40 years of hardware and software connectivity know-how and IP, custom design development experience, and in-house manufacturing capabilities, bringing value to customers with a foundation of technical expertise. With relentless attention to quality and strategic partnerships with leading semiconductor providers, Silex Technology is the global leader in reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for products ranging from medical devices to document imaging products to a video or digital displays. With Silex Technology, customers get a single vendor that provides hardware and software support from design through manufacturing for a successful product after a successful product. For more information, please visit www.silextechnology.com.