SX-570 and SX-580 (1x1)

802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/b/g/n Embedded Intelligent Wireless Modules

The SX-570 and SX-580 are Silex's single band and dual band 802.11n wireless embedded modules for device manufacturers who want to add robust and secure 802.11 wireless functionality.

Top Features:

  • Based on Qualcomm Atheros AR6003
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Serial or Ethernet to Wi-Fi
  • Industry-leading enterprise security including WPA, WPA2, WEP plus 802.1x authentication
  • Linux operating system with user programmability


The SX-570/SX-580 high-performance intelligent modules are designed for connecting portable devices to 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs), and eliminate the need for the development investment of the wireless LAN driver and security supplicant.

They are ideal for OEM applications that need WLAN connectivity with minimal power usage, such as battery-operated portable devices for medical, printer, weights and measures, and other applications.

Features and Benefits:

  • Based on Qualcomm Atheros AR6003. This game changing chip technology enables the SX-570/SX-580 to provide breakthrough performance at the lowest cost.
  • Reduced power consumption. The SX-570/SX-580 uses a minimum amount of power during transmitting and receiving, and its power management reduces power usage during periods of inactivity.
  • Serial or Ethernet to Wi-Fi. In addition to standard serial connectivity, the SX-570/SX-580 can be configured as a transparent bridge. This allows an Ethernet device to communicate wirelessly with no modifications required to your existing software.
  • Industry-leading enterprise security including WPA, WPA2, WEP plus 802.1x authentication. The SX-570/SX-580 features the most extensive wireless security in the industry, including 802.1x Extensible Authentication protocol (EAP) with all the major EAP types and WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA-PSK and WEP wireless security.
  • Linux operating system with user programmability. The SX-570/SX-580 is uses the Linux operating system and is designed to allow users to easily add new features. With a 454MHz processor and 16MB of RAM and 8MB of  flash memory, the SX-570/SX-580 has plenty of capacity to handle complex user applications.

Product Name: SX-570-2700

CPU: Freescale i.MX280 ARM9/454MHz

Memory: 8MB ROM/16MB RAM

Radio Module: SX-SDMGN

Radio Specifications: 802.11b/g/n

OS: Linux

Interfaces: UART/Ethernet/(USB/I2C/GPIO/SPI)

Operating Voltage: 5V +/- 5%

Operating Temperature: -20 to +85 degrees C

Product Name: SX-580-2700

CPU: Freescale i.MX280 ARM9/454MHz

Memory: 8MB ROM/16MB RAM

Radio Module: SX-SDMAN

Radio Specifications: 802.11a/b/g/n

OS: Linux

Interfaces: UART/Ethernet/(USB/I2C/GPIO/SPI)

Operating Voltage: 5V +/- 5%

Operating Temperature: -10 to +70 degrees C

Supported Antennas and Specifications

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