WiLink8 ™ R8.8
Release date: 10/9/2020
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This is the R8.8 software version of WiLink™ 8 chip family.
WiLink™ 8 NLCP driver is based on open source Linux components and is covered with extensive validation and Wi-Fi® pre-certification.
R8.8 release updates the hostap and linux kernel version to V2.9 and V4.19, respectively.
A full change log list can be found in the change log page
To upgrade to R8.8, please follow our Getting Started Guide.
The WiLink™ 8 software is developed and built using Ubuntu. More details can be found in our Getting Started Guide.
The WiLink™ 8 software is tested using the following development platforms:
The software supports all WiLink™ 8 device family: WL1801MOD, WL1805MOD, WL1807MOD, WL1831MOD, WL1835MOD, WL1837MOD
Additionally, the software can be integrated in a big variety of Sitara TI processors and non TI hosts.
|Reference Host Platform||TI AM335x EVM / BeagleBone Black|
|WPA Supplicant / hostapd||v2.9-R8.8|
|WL18xx MAC firmware version||22.214.171.124.85|
|WL18xx PHY firmware version||126.96.36.199.245|
|WL18xx Driver version||R8.8|
This release have passed Wi-Fi® pre-certification.
For full test results, please contact your TI representative.
- AP/P2P/Mesh SISO40 in 2.4GHz is not supported, due to missing components in the implementation required to meet specification requirements.
- Multi Role concurrent operation supported modes:
- Station + AP / P2P GO / P2P Client / Mesh
- AP + AP (See MBSSID feature limitations above)
- AP + P2P GO (Single Channel) / P2P Client (Multi Channel)
- Wake on Wlan feature might required custom patches, and ECO on some platforms.
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-655]||Mesh on demand: Mesh and STA connection and ping pass although the RSSI above the threshold for AP connection.|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-555]||Co-Ex: Bluetopia: Any Role: 5G: Lower WLAN throughput while using Bluetopia profile such as FTP and A2DP.|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-66]||mesh:iw: some parameters displayed using ‘station dump’ are not updated|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-98]||Multi-Role: Connection to APUT during traffic in secured SUT network takes longer than expected (seconds)|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-580]||Firmware recovery might occur after long time (>12 Hours) while WLAN running UDP/TCP traffic|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-581]||Robustness : Firmware recovery might occur while running extensive connection tests and traffic|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-451]||Stability: Co-Ex MR: STA-AP-BT: STA -TCP Rx, AP-TCP Tx, WPA2; BT-eSCO , BT HF might stop after long hours, while WLAN traffic continue|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-222]||MR mBSSID: Remote Stations might disconnect, from time-to-time (>10 hours), during TCP Rx|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-533]||STA: TCP Bidir: Throughput delta between RX and TX might vary in different modes|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-373]||SUT might disconnect while running traffic during intensive BT inquiry with 10 seconds interval|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-240]||AP IOP: extSTA disconnects after an inactivity timeout, when any activity is initiated from the STA, while is connected idle|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-227]||MR AP+P2P: Variable P2P connection success rate during APUT’s high consistent traffic|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-349]||Robustness SG: BT Discovery failed during WLAN consistent high TP traffic|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-332]||Stability Multi-role: SUT disconnecting from AP while TCP traffic between SUT to AP and between external STA to APUT|
|[WILINK8_SW_DEV-357]||SUT Connection: Connection with saved profile (only one profile) WPA2, hidden SSID can take about 10 seconds|
Technical Support and Product Updates
- General product information and documentation can be found in our home page at www.ti.com/wilink
- For technical support and frequently asked questions please visit the WiLink™ 8 E2E Forum .
- You can also email us directly at .
For future product updates please use the “Alert Me” button on our product page.
Previous version release notes can be found in here