Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (Gig+) Module

Nearly 3X1 higher peak data rates and up to 4X capacity.2

The Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (Gig+) adapter is a CRF3 (Companion RF) module that supports the new IEEE 802.11ax standard - Wi-Fi 6 technology and is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™.4 The product supports 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 technology, including new features such as UL and DL OFDMA and 1024QAM, delivering data rates of up to 2.4Gbps5 and increased network capacity as well as Bluetooth® 5.1 support. These new features deliver a significant improvement in user experience in dense deployments, supporting fast uploads and downloads, lower latency and longer battery life compared to solutions supporting 802.11ac. Combined with Intel® Core™ processors and exceptional Intel wireless innovations, the Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module can provide Gigabit wireless speed5 and dramatically improve your connected experience at home, work, or on the go.

1st Generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Wireless

 

Increased Capacity

Faster Speed

Better Coverage

Extended Battery Life

802.11ax Dual band 2x2
160MHz

Improved Security

By implementing the new 802.11ax standard, with its unique features such as OFDMA, 1024QAM, Target Wake Time (TWT) and spatial reuse, the Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module enables smooth streaming of high resolution videos, fewer dropped connections, and faster connections farther away from the router and in dense environments.

When using Wi-Fi 6 technology with 1024QAM and 160MHz channels, the Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module can deliver nearly 3x higher peak data rates1 (up to 2.4Gbps) and up to 4x capacity improvement in dense or congested environments compared to 802.11ac.2

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module supports the new WPA3* security features, enabling next-generation authentication and military-grade encryption.

Bluetooth® 5.1
Bluetooth® 5.1 provides 4x6 range over Bluetooth® 4.2 using the same Tx power, enabling coverage throughout the home. Bluetooth® 5.1 also doubles data rate speed for faster transmissions, thereby reducing the overall power consumption.6 Additionally, Bluetooth® 5.1 adds new, enhanced data broadcasting, enabling seamless location-based services and simpler pairing for Bluetooth® devices.
Microsoft Windows* 10 Full support for latest Microsoft Windows* 10 OS.
Form Factors
(M.2 2230 and 1216) 

M.2 2230 modules enable system configuration and platform usage flexibility with the use of a standard Key E socket for attaching the module.

M.2 1216 modules enable platform design optimization with the use of an Intel CNVio interface between the CNVi7and Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module8, providing savings on motherboard space, BOM and PCIe port, plus allowing for flexible motherboard routing up to 10''. 

Experience the Intel® Difference

   
Worldwide Regulatory
Support
Intel® Dynamic Regulatory
Solution
Enables performance optimized worldwide regulatory compliance SKU. The Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module detects its location and automatically optimizes the Wi-Fi settings to local regulatory requirements, maximizing performance in each geography, simplifying travel experience and global enterprise procurement.
Future regulatory changes are easily managed during the product life cycle.
Wireless Functionality in
Pre-boot Environment
Support for Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth® Low Energy Human Interface Device (HID) connectivity in the platform’s UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) environment during its boot stage. This capability enables use cases like OS recovery over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Low Energy-based keyboard and mouse connectivity in this pre-boot environment.
Wirelessly Project to the
Big Screen
Project your 2-in-1 or laptop content instantly, without wires, on the big HD screen with stunning image clarity and sound using Wi-Fi Miracast*. Stream movies, videos, games, photos, connect with friends, and more. Experience it all, bigger and better than ever before.

Business-Class Wireless

   
Intel vPro® Technology9
Supports Intel’s hardware-based security and management features built into Intel® Core™ vPro® processors and chipsets that enable IT to manage PCs virtually anywhere, anytime, while reducing deployment costs, improving security and ROI.
Intel® Active Management Technology10
Using integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications, Intel® AMT allows IT or managed service providers to better discover, repair, and help protect their networked computing assets. Intel® AMT is a feature of Intel® Core™ processors with Intel vPro® technology.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Technical Specifications

General
Dimensions (H x W x D)
M.2 2230: 22mm x 30mm x 2.4mm [1.5mm Max (Top Side)/ 0.1mm Max (Bottom Side)]
M.2 1216: 12mm x 16mm x 1.65 (+-0.05)mm
Weight M.2 2230: 2.33 +/– 0.3 g
M.2 1216: 0.61 +/– 0.1 g
Radio ON/OFF Control Supported
Connector Interface M.2: CNVio211
Operating Temperature (Adapter Shield) 0°C to +80°C
Humidity Non-Operating 50% to 90% RH non-condensing (at temperatures of 25°C to 35°C)
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows* 10, Linux*, Chrome OS*
Wi-Fi Alliance12
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* 6, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* a/b/g/n/ac, WMM*, WMM*-Power Save, WPA2*, WPA3*, WPS*, PMF*, Wi-Fi Direct*, Wi-Fi Agile Multiband* and Wi-Fi TimeSync*
IEEE WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11-2016 and select amendments (selected feature coverage)
IEEE 802.11a, b, d, e, g, h, i, k, n, r, u, v, w, ac, ax; Fine Timing Measurement based on
802.11-2016
Bluetooth®
Bluetooth® 5.1
Security Features13
Security Methods WPA2* Personal and Enterprise; WPA3*
Authentication Protocols 802.1X EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, PEAPv0 -MSCHAPv2
(EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-AKA’)
Encryption 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, TKIP, 128-bit AES-CCMP, 256-bit AES-GCMP
Compliance
Regulatory For a list of country approvals, please contact your local Intel representatives.
US Government FIPS14 140-2
Product Safety UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60950-1)

PRODUCT NAME MODEL NUMBER VERSION
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
AX201NGW
AX201D2W
AX201D2WL
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 2x2, Bluetooth® 5.1, M.2 2230
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, M.2 1216
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth® 5.1, M.2 1216; LTE Coex

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 Series


Product and Performance Information

1

"Nearly 3X higher peak data rates” Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX claims are based on the comparison of the expected maximum theoretical data rates for similarly configured 802.11ax and standard 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions as documented in IEEE 802.11ax draft 2.0 spec and IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.

2In accordance with the IEEE 802.1ax PAR. For additional details visit: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hewsg-proposed-par.docx
3CRF: Companion RF module in M.2 form factor.
4 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WFA certification is available since September 2019.
5 Based on the theoretical maximum bandwidth enabled by 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz implementations. Actual wireless throughput and/or range will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. Check with your device manufacturer for details.
7 CNVi; Refers to the integrated wireless IP portion residing in the Intel® SOC/PCH.
8Integrated: Solution comprised of CNVi and a CRF.
9 Intel vPro® Technology is sophisticated and requires setup and activation. Availability of features and results will depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware, software and IT environment. To learn more visit: http://www.intel.com/technology/vpro
10Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel® AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup & configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt
11The CNVio signals connect the CRF module and the CNVi IP in the Intel® SoC/PCH. The CNVio protocol is Intel® proprietary.
12

Support of Wi-Fi Alliance certifications is OS dependent.

13Some security solutions may not be supported by your device operating system and/or by your device manufacturer or may require additional HW (e.g UICC - SIM card). Check with your device manufacturer for details on availability.
14On Microsoft Windows* 10