What Are the Intel® Integrated Connectivity (CNVi) and Companion RF (CRF) Module?





Intel®  Integrated Connectivity moves key elements of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Technology into Intel® processors.

The solution is comprised 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)

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These Intel® Wireless Adapters are CRF modules that support Intel® Integrated Connectivity:

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX411
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX203
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX101
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

These CRFs can only be used with select Intel processors/chipset on systems/motherboards that is specifically designed to support it.


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.