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Date: 03-03-13

Silex Tech is proven manufacturer of Freescale-recommended Wi-Fi sys

Silex Technology is named a proven partner in the Freescale Connect partner program. Silex Technology is a proven manufacturer of Freescale-recommended Wi-Fi connectivity technology for products based on the Freescale i.MX 6 series processor platform.

"Secure, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity is critical to many i.MX 6 customers," said P.Y. Ferrard, Freescale's vice president of sales and marketing for Global Channel and Ecosystem Partners. "Freescale customers can look forward to Silex Technology's exceptional commitment to creating the best products possible with embedded Wi-Fi technology."

Silex Technology created the SX-SDCAN, a low-power 802.11a/b/g/n plus Bluetooth 4.0 radio/baseband SDIO card module specifically for the Freescale i.MX 6 series evaluation platform. The Freescale i.MX 6 series evaluation platform includes the Wi-Fi driver and security supplicant for the SX-SDCAN. No engineering development is required to get started with a wireless evaluation on the i.MX 6 series platform.

"With the Silex SX-SDCAN, i.MX 6 series customers can add Wi-Fi connectivity to their products and create more marketable devices," said Keith Sugawara, vice president of business development at Silex America. "Silex Technology provides a turn-key, one-vendor solution including pre- and post-integration support to help our customers get to market quickly and troubleshoot post-sale field problems efficiently."

Built on the field-proven Qualcomm Atheros AR6003 802.11a/b/g/n radio, the SX-SDCAN is designed and validated to meet IEEE standards, and has been modular certified to save regulatory costs for device manufacturers. Using the SX-SDCAN for wireless connectivity streamlines development process, getting products on the shelves faster.

In addition to the SX-SDCAN, Silex Technology offers several options for SDIO single-band and dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions that include SDIO modules and SDIO systems-in-packages (SiPs), all based on the proven Qualcomm Atheros AR6003 chip technology:
SX-SDMAN and SX-SDMGN SDIO radio modules minimize RF design integration, reduce certification costs, and future-proof designs by separating the radio from the device PCBA.
SX-SDPAN and SX-SDPGN SDIO SiPs are ideal for high-volume, low-cost wireless LAN applications. Engineers can mount an SiP directly on the device PCBA, providing the smallest footprint possible for space-constrained devices.

Silex Technology has prior Freescale design experience with the Freescale i.MX53 processors, and developed programmable, embedded serial or Ethernet-to-Wi-Fi modules based on the Freescale i.MX 28 processor. Freescale selects Proven Partners by invitation only for their proven knowledge and experience to help Freescale customers enable and implement total system solutions.

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