Laird’s System on Module and Software Stack Deliver Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Connectivity

Laird Connectivity announced their new 60 Series System on Module (SOM) and the Summit Software Stack at Electronica 2018, in Munich.

The Summit Software Stack is an enterprise-grade software update that unlocks the full potential of Laird Connectivity’s 60 Series modules. Understanding that each RF environment is different, Laird Connectivity has taken careful consideration into the configurability and feature enhancements of the Summit Stack to ensure that wireless devices perform at their peak performance. The Summit Software Stack includes optimizations that reduce channel scan times, provides up to 15 times faster roaming, and up to 50 percent more consistent roaming when compared with other radios.

The new 60 Series SOM is based on the Microchip SAMA5D36 and brings all of Laird Connectivity’s industry expertise and capabilities into one solution. The 60 Series SOM provides 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 equipped with a Cortex A5 applications processor, wireless and wired connectivity, enterprise-grade security, LCD support, and comprehensive Linux board support package (BSP).

The 60 SOM includes Laird Connectivity’s superior RF wireless performance for critical applications that require robust wireless connectivity in challenging RF environments. The new 30 x 30 mm form factor minimizes design space requirements and also facilitates a roadmap for legacy devices. Laird Connectivity's newly released "Chain of Trust" architecture for the 60 Series SOM provides layers of enterprise-grade security to protect from external threats. This architecture is designed with multiple layers of signing, verification, and isolation to ensure the device only runs trusted software and protects the host application from intrusion attempts. These capabilities along with FIPS 140- 2 certification make the 60 Series SOM the ideal platform for wireless bridges, main processing units, or IoT gateways for medical and industrial applications.

For more information about the 60 Series SOM, click here.
For more information about the Summit Software, click here.