New SOM and software stack delivers enterprise-class Wi-Fi connectivity

16-11-2018 | Laird | Subs & Systems

Global technology leader Laird Connectivity has released the new 60 Series SOM and the Summit Software Stack at electronica 2018. The Stack is an enterprise-grade software update that opens the full potential of the company's modules. Understanding that each RF environment is different, the company has taken careful thought into the configurability and feature enhancements of the Summit Stack to make sure that wireless devices perform at their top performance. The Stack includes optimisations that decrease channel scan times, offers up to 15 times faster roaming, and up to 50% more consistent roaming in comparison to other radios.

The new SOM is based on the Microchip SAMA5D36 and brings all of the company's industry expertise and capabilities into one solution. The SOM offers superior enterprise-class Wi-Fi connectivity with full support for 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac WLAN plus Bluetooth 4.2 dual-mode. This solution is provided with a Cortex A5 applications processor, wireless and wired connectivity, enterprise-grade security, LCD support, and comprehensive Linux board support package.

"For the Summit Stack, our dedicated and experienced engineering team has developed a world-class product providing a full Linux network stack, enhanced roaming and scanning performance, and the robust and reliable connectivity experience that customers expect from a Laird Connectivity product. We've utilised our expertise to optimise the radio above, and beyond the standard performance you'll find with other radios," said Andy Dobbing, director of software engineering, Laird Connectivity. "The 60 Series SOM builds upon our industry recognised connectivity and will provide a secure Linux kernel and hardware platform through our Chain of Trust security architecture, additional LCD graphics capability, and a Linux Board Support Package and SDK development environment that allow customisation for customer specific needs."

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