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Technical Specifications

Essentials

Code Name
Products formerly Thunder Peak
Status
Launched
Weight (in grams)
2.9
Warranty Period
1
Antenna
2x2

Networking Specifications

TX/RX Streams
2x2
Bands
2.4Ghz, 5Ghz (160Mhz)
Max Speed
1.73Gbps
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED*
802.11ac
Compliance
FIPS, FISMA
Integrated Bluetooth
Yes

Package Specifications

Board Form Factor
M.2 22x30
System Interface Type
M.2: PCIe, USB

Advanced Technologies

Supported Under vPro
Yes

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Features and Benefits

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 is the first Intel Wi-Fi module that provides Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds. When using 160MHz channels, it can deliver up to 1.73Gbps maximum theoretical throughput, nearly 12x faster than baseline 1x1 BGN (150Mbps) Wi-Fi used in today’s PCs.1

Bluetooth® 5 provides 4x2 the range over Bluetooth® 4.2 Low Energy with the same power, doubles the transmit speed and improves the broadcasting functionality. This translates to better coverage, improved location-based services and simpler connectivity between devices.

Recommended wireless solution for 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and ensures your business is protected from the latest threats with wireless support for 8th Generation Intel® vPro™ processors. Enables Intel® Authenticate Solution Bluetooth® proximity usage models.

Downlink MU-MIMO allows an access point to simultaneously transmit data to multiple clients and can improve overall downlink network capacity by up to 3x.3

Related Technologies

Supports Intel’s hardware-based security and management features built into Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors and chipsets that enables IT to manage PCs virtually anywhere, anytime while reducing deployment costs, improving security and ROI.

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Intel® Dynamic Regulatory Solution enables worldwide regulatory compliance on a single Intel® Wireless-AC adapter SKU. The Wi-Fi adapter detects location and automatically optimizes the Wi-Fi settings to local regulatory requirements and optimizes performance based on location. Future regulatory changes are easily managed during the product lifecycle.

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Product and Performance Information

This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
1

802.11ac 2x2 160MHz enables 1733 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, 2X faster than standard 802.11ac 2x2 80MHz (867Mbps) and nearly 12x faster than baseline 1x1 BGN (150Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ac wireless network routers or better. To achieve Gigabit wireless speeds the network requires a wireless router/access point that supports 160MHz channels.

3

802.11ac downlink MU-MIMO technology allows concurrently serving multiple devices simultaneously, in turn increasing network capacity by up to 3x while improving per-user throughput.

4

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 environments. To learn more visit: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-platform-general.html.