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iMX6SL Eval Kit and WiFi

Question asked by jayakumar2 on Nov 2, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 5, 2013 by jayakumar2

Hi,

 

The question I have is about wifi and bluetooth support in the i.MX6SoloLite Evaluation kit. Is there a particular wifi/bluetooth chipset that is recommended for use with 6sololite? I see that with the 6sololite evaluation kit, there is a SD connector so perhaps there is a specific SDIO wifi/bluetooth chip that is commonly used? I looked through the patch list and I saw:

patches/0019-ENGR00122691-1-Add-atheros-driver-ath6kl.patch

from L3.0.35_4.1.0_130816_source.tar.gz

which seems to be a patch where FSL have added support for the Atheros AR6003 chip for both wifi and bluetooth. I went about looking for SDIO cards that use AR6003 and I found:

EmbeddedWorks > wlan > sdio > EW-WSDA-157GN

which shows the SparkLAN WSDA-157GN for about USD$45.

I found a couple of others such as:

Silex-SX-SDCAN - 802.11 a/b/g/n plus Bluetooth SDIO Radio Card

Card Access | Atheros AR6003 SDIO 802.11 b/g/n WLAN Development Card

I was curious if anyone else in the community is using these and if they've been successful in getting this chip to work for WiFi with the i.MX6SL evaluation kit.

I presume that for Bluetooth, I also need to find a way to connect the UART so that would need to be a custom board.

I welcome any advice or suggestions on this.

 

Thanks,

jaya

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