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Wi-Fi® Interoperability

The Key to Reliable, Robust Connectivity

If you are developing devices for the Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless LAN (WLAN) Interoperability Testing (IOP) is an important requirement to ensure that your products work properly with the thousands of wireless Access Points (APs) that are available on the market. In addition to the challenges and expense involved in testing your device one-by-one with these APs, any inoperability issues that are not resolved can damage your brand’s reputation and potentially result in additional engineering costs.

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To help reduce your design risk and give you the confidence that your product will work as your customers expect, we have implemented a rigorous and fully automated in-house IOP test system to ensure broad AP compatibility with the WINC/WILC families of Wi-Fi® modules. For optimized coverage, these wireless modules are tested to work with carefully selected Wi-Fi chipsets from ten vendors that are used in popular AP brands. Each interoperability test runs for at least 48 hours and covers successful connection as well as bidirectional transfer of data between the device and AP.

To date we have tested 57 different APs using a total of 49 Wi-Fi chipset models from 35 popular families of devices. These chipset models are currently being used inside more than 1200 separate APs, while the families of chipsets are being used in more than 2200 APs. This covers more than 72% of the APs that have been introduced in the last five years. By offering this level of interoperability testing with our Wi-Fi modules, we make it easier and less costly for you to add reliable and robust connectivity to your design.

Wi-Fi Interoperability

Tested Access Points

Below is the list of APs used in Wi-Fi Interoperability testing for all major firmware releases of the ATWINCxxxx/ATWILCxxxx families. The tests involve discovery of, connection to and data exchange with all these APs in each of their security configurations (open, WEP, WPA/WPA2). Both unicast and broadcast traffic are used in the tests.  The interoperability testing is considered to be passed if the devices are able to successfully connect and exchange broadcast and unicast data for all the security suites that a given AP supports. The results can vary based on the test conditions, firmware versions and chipsets used inside the APs.

Access Point Vendor Access Point Name/Part Number
Actiontec MI424WR
Amped R10000
Apple AirPort Express®, AirPort Extreme®
Arris TG852, TG862
ASUS AC2600, RT-AC51U, RT-N12E, RT-N56UB1, WL-520GC
Belkin F5D7231-4, F7D1301uk, F9K1102
BT Home Hub 4
Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H, WZR-HP-G300NH2
Cisco M20
DLink DAP-2590, DIR-601, DIR-615, DIR-636L, DIR-880L, DWL-G730
Edimax BR6428nS v3
FRITZ!Box 4040, 7170-SL, 7390, WLAN-3270v3
Linksys E4200, EA8300, WRT400N, WRT54G2, WRT54GL, X2000, X6200
Motorola NVG510
Netgear DGN2000, R6800, R7800, WNDR3300, WNR2000, WPNT834
Netis WF-2404
Securifi Almond
Sky ER110
Tenda N30
TPLink AC3150, AC750-D2, TDW8960N, WR1043ND, WR841N
Trendnet TEW-692GR
Vizio XWR100
VMSuperhub VMDG485
Xiaomi R3L
Zyxel NBG4615

Wi-Fi Chipset Vendors, Chipset Families and Chipset Models Implemented in Tested Access Points

The following is the list of chipset vendors, families and models implemented in the APs used for Wi-Fi Interoperability testing for all major firmware releases of the in ATWINCxxxx/ATWILCxxxx. The results can vary based on the test conditions, firmware versions and chipsets used inside the APs.

Chipset Vendor Chipset Families Chipset Model
Airgo AGN30x AGN303BB
Atheros Dragonfly, Honey Bee, Hornet, Kite, Kiwi, Merlin, Osprey, Sowl, Wasp AR9160, AR9220, AR9223, AR9227, AR9283, AR9285, AR9287, AR9331, AR9341, AR9344, AR9380
Broadcom BCM432x, BCM433x, BCM436x, BCM471x, BCM535x, BCM636x BCM4321, BCM4322. BCM43225, BCM4331, BCM4360, BCM4366, BCM4712, BCM4716B0, BCM4718A1, BCM5352E, BCM5354, BCM5356A1, BCM5357B0, BCM5357C0, BCM5358UB0, BCM6362
Lantiq PSB50368, PSB83524x PSB50368, PSB83524M
Marvell 88W851x 88W8510
Mediatek MT7603, MT7615, MT7620, MT7628 MT7603E, MT7615N, MT7620A, MT7628N
Qualcomm Beeliner, Cascade, Dakota, Peregrine, Scorpion IPQ4018, QCA9531, QCA9557, QCA9563, QCA9880-BR4A, QCA9982, QCA9984
Ralink RT305x, RT335x, RT388x, RT559x RT3052, RT3052F, RT3352, RT3883, RT5592
Realtek RTL819x, RTL881x, RTL888x RTL8192CE, RTL8812AR, RTL8881AM