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Recommend WiFi for BF516

Question asked by illishar on Dec 9, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2013 by Aaronwu

Hello,

 

We'd like to include WiFi on one of our BF516 devices. I'm in doubt as to what I should present to my hw colleagues though.

 

We want something that:

- works in Linux (It should integrate with the existing TCP/IP stack. I know you can buy modules that has own stacks and such.)

- affordable price

- doesn't require us to do expensive certifications or the like.

- Isn't outdated. (We'd like to be able to buy it, or some compatible replacement in 5 years also.)

 

 

The old recommendations from Analog is to use a Marvell 8686: http://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=linux-kernel:drivers:wifi_over_sdio

I'm fairly sure that doesn't exist anymore. And so the drivers made by Cosybit is of no use either: http://cozybit.com/our-projects/embedded-linux/open-source-wifi-driver-for-the-blackfin-platform/

 

What's the current recommendation? What wifi development kit should I buy, if I want something that works out-of-the-box?

 

The 2013r1 kernel got a few possibilities. Marvell, Broadcom, Atheros, Softmac, Ralink, Realtek, TI.

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