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June 22, 2016

Silex Technology SX-ULPGN Wi-Fi Module Lowers Cost of IoT Connectivity

Silex Technology SX-ULPGN Wi-Fi Module Lowers Cost of IoT Connectivity

New Hostless Module Based on Qualcomm Technologies’ QCA4010 Platform Provides Ultra-Low Power Solution for IoT Applications

SANTA ANA, CA, June 15, 2016 – Silex Technology America, a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the release of SX-ULPGN, an ultra-low-power Wi-Fi® module for the Internet of Things (IoT). With a hostless mode that does not require an external MCU, the SX-ULPGN provides a low-cost Wi-Fi connectivity solution for IoT products. Using our UART AT command option, customers can quickly add a serial-to-Wi-Fi converter for existing MCU-based designs without porting any host driver.

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The new module is ideal for embedded wireless products including smart home and smart city devices, systems used in factory automation, appliances, sensors, wearables, medical devices, and products used for security, remote control and remote sensing. The SX-ULPGN module is an excellent choice for device OEMs looking to design Wi-Fi connected products in a cost-effective way.

As part of Qualcomm Technologies’ Authorized Design Centers, Silex provides leading wireless technology with unmatched support around the world. Based on Qualcomm Technologies’ QCA4010 solution integrating embedded CPU, full networking stack, support for multiple connectivity ecosystems and application-level security, the SX-ULPGN module further incorporates a PCB antenna and flash memory into a ready-to-go solution for Silex’s customers to design into their IoT products. QCA4010 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

The SX-ULPGN ships with the following features:

  • Hostless IoT application development platform (AllJoyn® & ThreadX®) with 800 KB internal on-chip memory
  • UART AT command set for optional external MCU host
  • Single-stream system (1x1) with integrated RF front end and PCB trace antenna
  • FCC/IC & CE certified
  • Station, AP, Concurrent and P2P (Wi-Fi Direct) modes
  • Open system WPA-PSK (WPA2-PSK) authentication
  • WPS, IPv4, IPv6, DNS, SNTP, HTTP and SSL/TLS protocols
  • None, TKIP and AES encryption
  • UART, High-Speed UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, PWM, ADC, JTAG and GPIO Interfaces

“The SX-ULPGN is the newest addition to our growing portfolio of IoT Wi-Fi solutions.” said Keith Sugawara, vice president of business development at Silex America. “While the existing SX-ULPAN IoT WI-Fi module offers enterprise reliability by supporting dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) and industrial temperature range, the new SX-ULPGN provides affordable connectivity for the general IoT market.”

Evaluation Kit

Silex Technology’s Wi-Fi evaluation and development kit, the SX-ULPGN-EVK, helps designers easily evaluate all of the SX-ULPGN hardware and software features and develop IoT applications using an SDK supplied by Qualcomm Technologies.

Pricing and Availability

The SX-ULPGN-EVK is available now from Arrow Electronics.

For more information, visit http://silexamerica.com/campaign/iot-connectivity-solutions or contact Silex Technology America at sales@silexamerica.com.


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,  access to Qualcomm Technologies expertise, and strategic partnerships with leading semiconductor providers, Silex Technology is the global leader in reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for products ranging from a medical device to a document imaging product to a video or digital display. With Silex Technology, customers get a single vendor that provides hardware and software support from design through manufacturing for successful product after successful product. For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com.






QCA4010 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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