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





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 Soldered Down)

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

Furthermore, they currently only support certain processors and can only be used on systems/motherboards that is specifically designed to support it:

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