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Catching the Perfect Wave of 802.11ac

802.11ac has quickly become the current Wi-Fi standard as 802.11n gradually moves closer to being a legacy standard. It is therefore important to understand the key features and benefits of 802.11ac. 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.

Test, Fix, and Enhance: Developing Reliable Enterprise Wi-Fi Solutions

At Silex Technology, we test our software in as many scenarios as possible so we can identify and resolve problems before our product gets into the hands of our customers. Sometimes, bug fixes and feature enhancements require modification to the radio source code. As one of 15 Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Centers (ADCs), Silex Technology is one of the few companies in the world enabled with radio source code access. 

Hardware Optimization to Improve Reliability

At Silex Technology, we start with the Qualcomm Atheros reference design, and through significant time and financial investments, we make the best Wi-Fi technology even better. The end result is an extremely reliable and robust Wi-Fi radio module based on industry-leading technology. In this white paper, we'll take a look at how we transformed the Qualcomm Atheros W844 reference design into the SX-SDMAN 802.11a/b/g/n plus Bluetooth SDIO radio module

Optimizing Wi-Fi for the Enterprise Applications - Access to Qualcomm Atheros Enables Unmatched Wi-Fi Reliability 

This white paper outlines key considerations to make sure that your organization selects the right supplier to meet your needs today and in the future. Also learn how customers can benefit from Silex Technology’s long-standing relationship with Qualcomm Atheros

Always-On Connectivity - 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.

Understanding 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 explains the differences between hosted and hostless Wi-Fi IoT connectivity designs.

PCIe vs. SDIO Wi-Fi: Choosing the Right Solution for your NXP i.MX-based Product

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.

Enterprise Requirements for Ethernet to Wireless Bridges

Download this white paper to learn about enterprise requirements for converting a standard Ethernet device to a wireless one.

Wi-Fi Connectivity for the NXP Kinetis Microcontrollers

Download this white paper to learn about the SX-ULPAN and, and the required steps to successfully evaluate and implement Wi-Fi connectivity on the NXP platform.

USB Device Connectivity Options for Virtual Infrastructure Environments

Download this white paper to learn about ways to connect USB devices in Virtual Environments like Citrix and VMWare.

Power Save Issues in Low Power Wireless Applications & Devices

Download this white paper to learn about some of difficulties faced while applying “power saving mode” (PSM) in wireless LAN applications and how the future looks like as we enter IoT market where power saving will become a top priority to be successful.

Performance and Quality Issues for 802.11 Embedded Wireless Modules

Download this white paper to learn about some of the issues that you need to consider when selecting an embedded wireless module for use in your product. It also includes a real-life case study of an OEM embedded wireless module application.

Digital Signage Video Distribution Options

Download this white paper and learn how to choose the best connectivity and video distribution for your digital signage installation

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.

Wireless Connectivity for the NXP i.MX 6 Platform

Download this white paper and learn how to add wireless connectivity to your NXP i.MX 6-based device. As customers demand portable and mobile solutions, device manufacturers must add Wi-Fi to keep their products at the forefront of the market. NXP estimates that more than 50 percent of devices using the i.MX 6 processor will require Wi-Fi support.

Industry White Papers

This white paper provides the hospital IT professional more specific recommendations for using WPA2™-Enterprise security and 802.1x authentication protocols to protect a Wi-Fi network from unauthorized access, such as compromised passwords, data exposure, "man-in-the-middle" threats.

This white paper is intended to identify technology areas that should be given special consideration in developing and maintaining Wi-Fi networks in hospital settings in order to maximize their performance and benefits.

Wireless Technology in Medical Devices: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry and FDA staff in identifying and appropriately addressing specific considerations related to the incorporation and integration of radio frequency (RF) wireless technology in medical devices.