iWave systems introduced their i.MX family of System on Modules and single board computers that provide Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity options.
Wireless technologies are constantly developing and Wi-Fi 6 is the most recent iteration of the Wi-Fi network protocol. It is a substantial upgrade over its predecessor technologies and aims to improve connectivity with increased spatial and spectral performance in high density environments. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to improve speed, increase efficiency with increased throughput in the city environment and this is possible due to technologies like traffic prioritization, OFDMA, and beamforming.
There are two key technologies that improve the performance of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity: MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) and OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access). The MU-MIMO technology allows the router to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. OFDMA technique allows one transmitter to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously. These techniques enable larger bandwidths and high speed data communication.
Moreover, Wi-Fi 6 is more secure and uses new encryption technologies for the same. One more advantage with this W-Fi technology is that upgrading to compatible hardware is relatively easy.
For product designing based on Wi-Fi connectivity, system on modules (SOM) is a very popular approach as it integrates various useful modules into one system. This makes designing products easier and reduces the developing time with reduced risk and complexity. iWave systems introduced their i.MX family of System on Modules and single board computers that provide Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity options. They support operating systems like LINUX, Android, and QNX.
The i.MX 8 QuadMax/QuadPlus SoC integrates heterogeneous multicore 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72, Cortex-A53 & Dual Cortex-M4F Cores along with Dual GPU systems and 4K H.265 capable VPU (Vision Processing Unit). The family of SoMs support interfaces such as CAN, PCIe, USB 3.0 and SATA. Moreover, it is said to have security features such as Secure Boot, Secure storage, Wi-Fi Security and OPTEE (open source Trusted Execution Environment)
More information on these embedded computing platforms can be found here.