11ac for IoT: Easily Add Robust Wi-Fi Connectivity to Your Next Design

Published on January 13, 2021

11ac for IoT: Easily Add Robust Wi-Fi Connectivity to Your Next Design
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More devices and systems are connecting to the internet now than ever before. Embedded developers across all markets including factory automation, smart medical, and home automation are facing a host of design challenges in integrating robust and reliable wireless connectivity to their existing and next-generation designs. There are major complexities in software integration, coexistence, antenna design, and worldwide regulatory certification.  

Because of this, manufacturers are looking for a market-tested and reliable partner for adding wireless connectivity. Ezurio is global Infineon ecosystem partner that leverages Infineon Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo SoCs to deliver globally certified modules along with world-class design services and manufacturing, and customer support.  

With the introduction of the CYW4373E 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Dual-Mode Bluetooth 5.2, Infineon is delivering a reliable, easy-to-use, and cost-optimized 802.11ac solution. The CYW4373E supports multiple host interfaces including USB, SDIO, and PCle, sLNA/dLNA options, and extended temperature range from -40 to +85 C. 

Ezurio's (formerly Laird Connectivity) Sterling-LWB5+ wireless module hosts the CYW4373E and provides customer’s an easy path to production. The Sterling-LWB5+ is a small form factor, rugged, and globally certified Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module with extensive software support for both Linux/Android and RTOS designs. 


  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Design Challenges and Pitfalls
  • Infineon CYW4373E/802.11ac Wi-Fi Overview
  • Ezurio Sterling-LWB5+ Wireless Module Features
  • Ezurio Production Services: Antennas, Testing, and more
  • See it in action: Linux Application Demo
  • Example Use Cases
  • Summary and Getting Started 


Phil Yen, Director of Sales, Ezurio

Phil Yen is Ezurio's Director of Sales for their North America IoT business. LCI simplifies the enablement of wireless technologies with market-leading wireless modules and antennas, integrated sensor and gateway platforms, and customer-specific wireless solutions. In his role as Director of Sales, Phil leads the Sales & Applications team in North America to identify growth customers & markets and expand LCI’s business across their entire IOT product lines. Phil has over 18 years of industry experience including 10 years in wireless IoT and 8 years in semiconductor sales positions.

Jonathan Kaye, Senior Director, Product Management, Ezurio

Jonathan Kaye is a Senior Director, Product Management at Ezurio. With more than 15 years of experience in Bluetooth® technology, including design and implementation into modules and end products 

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