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Solution Aids Wi-Fi/MCU Combo Integration

NXP Semiconductors has announced that its Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos and i.MX RT Crossover MCUs are now supported within its MCUXpresso software. With this new level of integration, NXP says it is expanding the connectivity capabilities of its EdgeVerse edge computing and security platform. By pre-integrating driver support within the MCUXpresso SDK, NXP is providing developers with flexible and scalable platforms to help accelerate compliance, significantly shorten time-to-market and streamline Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo deployments.

These new platforms make it possible to mix and match the right MCU with the right Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo devices, providing developers with the flexibility needed to meet the performance and power requirements of their IoT, industrial, automotive and communications infrastructure applications. 

NXP has pre-integrated its Wi-Fi/Bluetooth drivers and communications stacks around FreeRTOS, targeting i.MX RT crossover MCUs to simplify and accelerate application development. By using the MCUXpresso SDK, developers can easily combine wireless connectivity with AI/machine learning capabilities, display controllers, and graphics accelerators integrated into the i.MX RT family. The pre-integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth drivers have been verified and tested to deliver several useful examples, including:

  • iPerf utility to test device-to-device performance
  • Wi-Fi provisioning example for easily connecting new devices to networks
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) to set Wi-Fi parameters and network properties and experiment with various Wi-Fi settings/parameters
  • Use case development for IoT, industrial, automotive and communication infrastructure applications
  • Amazon Web Services to use as a framework for IoT products as well as device, gateway, phone and cloud connection examples

The i.MX RT crossover family is the first of several MCU product lines to be supported by NXP’s Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo connectivity solutions, which are now available through NXP’s module partners and through NXP’s global mass market and distribution network, including Arrow, Avnet, Future, EBV, Mouser, Digikey, E14 and WT Micro. Support for i.MX platforms running Linux and Android will be available later this year.

NXP Semiconductors | www.nxp.com


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