Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is the name of a popular wireless networking technology for wireless local area networking that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, which restricts the use of the term Wi-Fi certified to products that successfully complete interoperability certification testing. Wireless Fidelity is a generic term that refers to the IEEE 802.11 communications standard for WLANs.


The two basic components of a Wi-Fi network are a computer device outfitted with a low-power radio and another radio-equipped gadget known as an access point, which is wired to the Internet or a local network. The two communicate with each other over a free slice of the radio spectrum reserved for consumer use and inhabited by microwave ovens and cordless phones. WiFi network topology can be Access point (Infrastructure Mode), Peer-to-peer-based (Ad-hoc Mode), or Point-to-multipoint bridge type of topology.


A WiFi network can be easily set up in a home or office and allow all users to share files, printers and a single internet connection, the network can be expanded by adding WiFi radio cards to new devices. Wi-Fi provides freedom to physically move around your home or business and still stay connected to the Internet or local network. Public WiFi “hotspots” are rapidly becoming common in coffee shops, hotels convention centers, airport, libraries and community areas. A WiFi network allows guest and travellers to connect to a public access point and obtain high speed internet access.


Benefits of WiFi are they replace wired Ethernet, extended access, cost reductions, and mobility. The absence of wires and cables extends access to places where wires and cables cannot go, and they bring down the cost.


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ATWINC1500-XSTK
ATWINC1500-XSTK - Starter Kit, Xplained Pro Low Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Network Controller

26Y7015

Starter Kit, Xplained Pro Low Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Network Controller

MICROCHIP

EVALUATION BOARD, ATWINC1500 SMARTCONNECT WIFI; Kit Application Type:Wireless Connectivity; Silicon Manufacturer:Atmel; Silicon Core Number:SAMD21J18A, ATWINC1500; Application Sub Type:Wireless Network; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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410-273 - EVAL BRD, PIC32MX, CHIPKIT WF32

20X0767

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EVAL BRD, PIC32MX, CHIPKIT WF32; Silicon Manufacturer:Microchip; No. of Bits:32bit; Silicon Family Name:-; Core Architecture:PIC; Core Sub-Architecture:PIC32; Silicon Core Number:MRF24WB0MA; Kit Contents:chipKIT WiFi Board; Product

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RN171XVW-I/RM - LP WIFI MODULE W/WIRE ANT GIVES WIFI CONNECTIVITY FOR 802.15.4 BASED SYSTEMS., 20 MODULE 33X24X2MM BAG ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

06W3288

LP WIFI MODULE W/WIRE ANT GIVES WIFI CONNECTIVITY FOR 802.15.4 BASED SYSTEMS., 20 MODULE 33X24X2MM BAG ROHS COMPLIANT: YES

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STM32F4DIS-WIFI - ADD ON BOARD, WIFI, STM32F4-DISCOVERY

87W8233

ADD ON BOARD, WIFI, STM32F4-DISCOVERY

STMICROELECTRONICS

ADD ON BOARD, WIFI, STM32F4-DISCOVERY; Silicon Manufacturer:STMicroelectronics; Core Architecture:ARM; Core Sub-Architecture:Cortex-M3; Silicon Core Number:STM32F107VC; Silicon Family Name:STM32F1xx; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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CC3200-LAUNCHXL - Evaluation Module, WiFi, SimpleLink™ CC3200 LaunchPad

53X9474

Evaluation Module, WiFi, SimpleLink™ CC3200 LaunchPad

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

SIMPLELINK CC3200 WI-FI LAUNCHPAD; Kit Application Type:Wireless Development; Silicon Manufacturer:Texas Instruments; Silicon Core Number:-; Application Sub Type:WiFi; Kit Contents:CC3200 Launchpad and USB Cable; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: NA

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CC31XXEMUBOOST - Evaluation Module, WiFi, Advanced Emulation BoosterPack™, CC3100

53X9473

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BOOSTER PACK SIMPLELINK WIFI ADV EMU; Kit Application Type:Wireless Development; Silicon Manufacturer:Texas Instruments; Silicon Core Number:-; Application Sub Type:WiFi; Kit Contents:CC31XXEMUBOOST board only; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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WLAN, 802.3/U, 802.11B/G/N, 2.4GHZ, USB; Frequency RF:2.4GHz; Module Interface:USB; Module Applications:-; Product Range:-; SVHC:No SVHC (17-Dec-2015); MSL:MSL 2 - 1 year RoHS Compliant: Yes

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