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FAQ | What is CNVIo and CRF?

FAQ | What is CNVIo and CRF?

What Are Intel Integrated Connectivity (CNVi) and Companion RF (CRF) Modules?

Intel Integrated Connectivity (CNVi) integrates key components of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technology directly into Intel® processors. This solution enhances wireless performance and simplifies the design of wireless-enabled devices.

Components of Intel Integrated Connectivity:

  1. CNVi: The built-in wireless IP section of Intel processors.
  2. Companion RF (CRF) Module: An M.2 form factor module (available in 2230 and 1216 soldered down formats) that complements the CNVi.

Intel Solution Diagram

The following Intel® Wireless Adapters are CRF modules that are compatible with Intel® Integrated Connectivity:

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX411 / AX1690i
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 / AX1675i
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX203
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / AX1650i
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX101
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

    Key Points:

    • These CRF modules are designed to work exclusively with select Intel processors and chipsets.
    • They must be used on systems or motherboards specifically engineered to support CNVi to function correctly.
    • While you can physically install these CRF modules into a standard M.2 Key E socket, they will only function properly in a system optimized for CNVi.

    For more detailed information on compatibility and installation, refer to your system's manual or consult the manufacturer’s support resources.

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