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Technical Specifications


Launch Date
Weight (in grams)
Operating Temperature Range
0°C to 80°C
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, 64-bit*, Google Chrome OS*, Linux*

Networking Specifications

TX/RX Streams
2.4Ghz, 5Ghz
Max Speed
Bluetooth Version
Integrated Bluetooth

Package Specifications

Board Form Factor
M.2 2230, M.2 1216
Package Size
22mm x 30mm x 2.4mm, 12mm x 16mm x 1.57mm
System Interface Type
M.2: CNVio

Advanced Technologies

Supported Under Intel® vPro™ Technology


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Features and Benefits

802.11ac 1x1

Intel® Wireless-AC enables smoother streaming, fewer dropped connections, and more speed further away from the router. Nearly 3x faster Wi-Fi speeds (up to 433 Mbps) than 802.11n (150Mbps) based products.


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.1

Bluetooth® 5

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.

Optimized for Intel® Platforms

Recommended wireless solution for Intel® Pentium® Gold processors and enables Intel® Authenticate Solution Bluetooth® proximity usage models.

Related Technologies

Integrated Connectivity

Intel® Integrated Connectivity (CNVi), moves key elements of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® into Intel® processors. Platforms designed with Intel's CNVi3 offer end users an optimized wireless experience and outstanding performance, while helping OEMs to reduce overall system size and cost.4

Worldwide Regulatory Support

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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Intel® Wireless-AC

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Extend Intel® Wireless-AC to Your Desktop

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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.

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.


To realize the benefits of CNVi, a compatible Intel processor and Intel companion RF (CRF) module are required.


System size and cost reductions are based on OEM platform design and may not apply for all systems with CNVi.