SOURCE: Silex Technology America

Silex Technology America

September 25, 2013 14:22 ET

Silex Technology Brings Linux Programming to Embedded Devices With New Software Development Kit

SX-580-2700DM-SDK Supports Dual-Band 802.11a/b/g/n for Reliable Wi-Fi

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Silex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the release of the SX-580-2700DM-SDK software development kit (SDK). By using the SX-580 module as a development platform in conjunction with the new SDK, engineers can develop custom application features for embedded devices. The new SDK supports a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connection and full, industry-leading security including WPA, WPA2, and WEP plus 802.1x authentication with the most commonly used EAP types.

"We saw the demand for developing proprietary custom software programs for applications, so we expanded our portfolio to provide an SDK for our OEM customers," said Keith Sugawara, vice president of business development at Silex America. "With the Linux-based kit, engineers can integrate and build their own custom applications, while getting the full benefit of Silex's WLAN connectivity solution."

A proven, dual-band programmable 802.11n wireless embedded module, the SX-580 gives engineers robust and secure 802.11 wireless functionality. Based on Qualcomm Atheros AR6003, the module offers reduced power consumption, and serial- or Ethernet-to-Wi-Fi capability. Together with the new SDK, users can easily and specifically program the module's Linux operating system to meet the exact demands of their applications.

Additional Features

  • Available UART, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces
  • Extended 32MB flash
  • TFTP (U-Boot) firmware updates

The kit includes a hardware development platform which includes the SX-580-6900 evaluation board. It is equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet connector, three serial connectors, a USB connector, SPI and I2C interface, an I/ O AC adapter, and a wireless LAN antenna. A full set of software and hardware design documentation along with a complete Linux development environment with sample applications is also provided.

Pricing and Availability
The SX-580-2700-SDK is available immediately and is priced at $449 MSRP. For more information, visit, or contact

About Silex Technology America, 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, exclusive access to Qualcomm Atheros 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

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