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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 (9560D2W)

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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 (9560D2W)

FCC approval date: 25 July 2017

Interface: M.2 CNVio

Connector: M.2 CNVio
Form factor tags: NGFF 1216

ID: 8086:9df0

Industry Canada ID: 1000M-9560NG

WI1 chip1: Intel Pulsar

WI1 chip2: Intel «Jefferson Peak» Companion RF Module

Probable Linux driver
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: MHF4

abgn+ac, 2x2:2

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, VHT160, DFS, Bluetooth 5.0

OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Intel chipsets with specifications, see Intel.

This device was under short-term confidentiality, but that expired 01/21/2018.


It is NOT a regular WiFi card, but just a dumb "Companion RF module", to Gemini Lake "Pulsar" CNVi IP-core. So it Is NOT backward-compatible in the all senses.

«Jefferson Peak» is an implementation of "Companion RF module" for AC-9560.

Description of "Pulsar" and CNVi overall idea:


HW features Requirements[edit]

As it not a regular WiFi card it has as additional HW requirement to support Pulsar IP-core.

Following Intel SoC devices include Pulsar:

- Cannon Lake PCH-LP
- Cannon Lake PCH-H
- Gemini Lake