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What Are the Integrated Intel® Wireless-AC (CNVi) and Companion RF (CRF) Module?


Last Reviewed: 26-Dec-2017
Article ID: 000026155

The integrated Intel® Wireless-AC solution moves key elements of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Technology into Intel® processors.

The solution is composed of:

  • CNVi, the integrated wireless IP portion of Intel processors
  • A companion RF (CRF) module in M.2 form factor (2230 and 1216 SD)

Solution diagram

These Intel® Wireless Adapters are CRF modules that support the integrated Intel Wireless-AC:

  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

They currently only support certain processors:

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • Intel® Pentium® Silver processors based on Gemini Lake
  • Celeron® processors based on Gemini Lake
Note Even though you can insert these CRF to a standard M.2 Key E socket, they are only compatible with a system designed with the CNVi. Contact your system or motherboard manufacturer to verify compatibility.

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