2 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2014 3:42 PM by GregG_16

    Could wifi chip from other venders be used with WICED SDK?

      From FAQ: The SDK is available free when developing applications on microcontrollers connected to Broadcom Wi-Fi products.

       

      Could wifi chip from other venders be used with the SDK? What's the licensing options if it's permitted?

        • 1. Re: Could wifi chip from other venders be used with WICED SDK?

          Lysunht1…

           

          Can I confirm if you are asking whether WICED can work with a) another chipset vendors’ products b) or if you are asking if the it can be used with other vendors, such as ACKme Networks<http://www.ack.me/>, that make modules based on the WICED solution.

          (I ask as “sometimes’ people refer to modules as chips)

           

          If a) then that is not in the spirit of the intent of Broadcom’s development of WICED. They are in the business to sell chips. WICED is designed to enable that activity. If a) why would you want to ? what’s behind the question? What can’t Broadcom’s silicon do that other solutions can?

           

          If b) then yes of course you can used other vendors solutions if they are based on Broadcom silicon (such as ACKme networks<http://www.ack.me/>)

           

           

          Nick

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          • 2. Re: Could wifi chip from other venders be used with WICED SDK?
            GregG_16

            This may be stating the obvious, but the SDK provided by Broadcom is designed and tested to work with Broadcom WiFi radios.  The license explicitly states that the SDK can only be used with Broadcom silicon.

            Keep in mind, as stated above, we have partners incorporating our silicon into their modules.