White Papers




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Why 6E is Even Better than Wi-Fi 6

In late 2020, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi 6E as an “extension” for certifying the 802.11ax features and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities in the 6 GHz band. If in terms of features, Wi-Fi 6E is the same as Wi-Fi 6, why do we even need Wi-Fi 6E? This white paper explains the benefits of Wi-Fi 6E over Wi-Fi 6 and why you should adopt it for your next design. Download to learn why Wi-Fi 6E is better for your application.





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Cybersecurity Requirements of Medical Facilities

This paper takes an in-depth look at cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical environments, the consequences of security breaches, and Silex Technology's long history of providing secure wireless infrastructure in enterprise environments that addresses cyber threats medical facilities are facing today. 


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Connectivity for the Crossover Embedded Processor

For the fast expanding Industrial and IoT applications, there is an imperative need for scalable processing with corresponding variety of connectivity options that developers can choose from. In this paper you will learn Wi-Fi options offered by Silex for the i.MX RT and provide some insight on which Wi-Fi option is suitable for your application.


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How Does 802.11ah Compare with Other LPWAN Technologies?

With the growing needs of connecting IoT devices over long distances with minimal power, Low-Power Wide-Area Networking (LPWAN) technologies will offer competing claims on how to address these needs. This white paper simplifies how to navigate through these competing technologies and explores pros and cons.



802.11ah for Indoor Application

Since releasing its first IEEE 802.11ah product the "SX-NEWAH," Silex has realized 802.11ah's potential for not just outdoor, but indoor IoT applications. In the white paper below, Silex explains the versatility of 802.11ah by conducting detailed testing.


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Wi-Fi Module Certification

Before selling a product with an integrated Wi-Fi radio, the final Product Manufacturer needs to obtain the appropriate regulatory certifications. This white paper is intended to be a resource to help simplify the complex and changing certification landscape.


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Building a Wi-Fi Mesh Network

This white paper is intended to be a guide for IT managers, engineers, and device manufacturers looking to establish a Wi-Fi infrastructure that maintains constant connectivity within a self-configuring network. Understand the benefits of implementing Wi-Fi mesh technology.


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Medical Grade Wi-Fi

Download this white paper and learn what is required to successfully evaluate and implement Wi-Fi connectivity for your medical devices.


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FIPS 140-2 Certification / TAA Compliance 

This white paper covers several terms and approaches around FIPS 140-x, which sometimes confuse purchasers of FIPS products.


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USB Device Connectivity for Virtual Environments

In this white paper, you will learn about Silex's USB device server to connect USB devices in these Virtual Environments like Citrix and VMWare.


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Choosing the Right Solution for your NXP i.MX-based Product

Based on Silex Technology’s decades of experience providing embedded networking solutions, we have written this guide to help you understand the pros and cons of different Wi-Fi radio options. Download this white paper to understand the trade-offs between PCIe and SDIO Wi-Fi Radios so you can select the right Wi-Fi technology for your i.MX-based product.


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Internet-of-Things Wi-Fi Designs – Hosted & Hostless

The terms “Hosted” and “Hostless” are widely used but not well defined. They are based on the needs of customers’ application. These two different approaches are popular in the rapidly growing Internet-of-Things (IoT) connectivity space. This white paper is a four-part guide that explains the differences between hosted and hostless Wi-Fi IoT connectivity designs.


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Catching the Perfect Wave of


802.11ac has quickly become the current Wi-Fi standard as 802.11n gradually moves closer to being a legacy standard. This paper explains the top reasons to move to 11ac and helps you understand how Silex is bringing an extremely reliable, next-generation, enterprise-grade SDIO Wi-Fi module "SX-SDMAC" based on industry-leading Wave2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac technology.


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Realizing the Dream of Wi-Fi Everywhere, All the Time

In this white paper, learn about Silex Technology’s proven, in-depth approach to ensuring always-on wireless connectivity and how this approach can help lower the downtime threshold for your wireless LAN products and systems.


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Enterprise Requirements for Ethernet to Wireless Bridges

Reaching certain locations with wired network connections can be difficult and expensive. Download this white paper to learn about enterprise requirements for converting a standard Ethernet device to a wireless one.