As technology changes from time to time, the need to deliver networks with high throughput and high efficiency becomes a major necessity. The latest generation of wireless network technology, WiFi 6 or 802.11ax offers not just faster speeds as generational changes, but higher-efficiency Wi-Fi for better coverage, improved capacity, and reduced network congestion.
To provide developers with a platform that allows them leverage on the speed and efficiency offered by these new wireless technology, 8Devices has employed their many years of experience in hardware and embedded software to birth a WiFi 6 system-on-module and a corresponding WiFi 6 development kit called the Mango SoM and Mango DVK.
The Mango SoM is powered by Qualcomm IPQ6000/IPQ6010 quad-core Cortex A53 processor and supports high power dual-band 2×2 MiMo 802.11ax. It has many peripheral interfaces that can be configured as general-purpose I/O pins and others.
The SoM runs OpenWrt Linux and is considered ideal for routers, gateways, and access points. It is available in both the commercial and industrial temperature range (Mango and Mango-I respectively), in case you’d want to use it for applications that require extended temperature range.
Some features and specifications of Mango SoM include:
- CPU: Qualcomm IPQ6000 / IPQ6010 quad-core Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.2 GHz / 1.8 GHz respectively, with NEON SIMD DSP extension.
- Hardware NAT engine and high-end HW crypto
- 512MB DDR3L DRAM (up to 2GB)
- 32MB NOR FLASH
- 256MB NAND flash (up to 1GB)
- 2402Mhz – 2482Mhz 22 dBm 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6 2×2 MU-MIMO, explicit beamforming and up to 573.5 Mbps
- 4920Mhz – 5920Mhz 21dBm 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6 2×2 MU-MIMO, DL-OFDMA (8 users), explicit beamforming and up to 1021 Mbps
- 2x Ethernet SerDes that supports 6.25/5/3.125/1.25 Gbps Ethernet
- 2x 2.5GbE interfaces
- 5x 1Gigabit Ethernet ports
- 64x GPIO
- 4x Audio PWM, 2x SPI,1x UART and 1x I2C
- 1x PCIe 3.0
- 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0
- 1x SDIO3.0/eMMC interface
- 1x Parallel NAND flash
- 1x Reset, and,
- 1x Display controller.
- Commercial temperature range: 0 – 65°C
- Industrial temperature range: -45 – 85°C
- Dimensions: 38.3 x 61.7 mm