Avnet Embedded has added Intel wireless modules to its portfolio of embedded available to European designers. The company is now offering Intel Centrino Embedded Wireless half mini-card PCIe modules supplied ready for systems such as laptops, embedded PCs and the broad range of machine to machine devices.
These Intel cards offer connectivity options from economical single stream products to 3x3 multi-stream and dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) devices. Therefore, Avnet Embedded can now offer 802.11n throughput options from 150Mbps through to 450Mbps, while also supporting legacy protocols and data rates of 802.11abg.
The Intel Centrino Embedded Wireless PCI Express cards are available with support for variety of operating systems including Linux, Windows 7and Windows 7 for Embedded Systems, with support for Windows 8 planned. Intel PCI express modules are available with integrated Bluetooth 4.0 / SMART Ready support.
Comments Alastair Worth, marketing director, wireless at Avnet Embedded: “Intel’s wireless adapters save time by delivering data more quickly. They provide greater coverage through the use of multiple-spatial streams, and improved connectivity through objects like doors and walls is assured. We know that design engineers will conceive innovative new ideas to embed Wi-Fi connectivity within their products and we are delighted to be able to add this leading name to our technology portfolio."
Adds Simon Wilyman (EMEA Embedded Broadmarket Sales Director) at Intel: “Avnet Embedded has the proven experience and technical expertise to help customers Wi-Fi enable embedded devices spanning a wide range of industry segments. It is an exciting time as more and more previously stand-alone devices and application become part of the ‘connect from anywhere’ movement and we need strong partners like Avnet Embedded to help us reach the widest possible market.”