We’ve been covering some 802.11ax WiFI 6 embedded networking boards from Wallys Communications and Compex in the last few months, but 8devices has now entered the fray with Qualcomm IPQ6000/IPQ6010 powered Mango WiFi 6 system-in-module available in commercial or industrial temperature range, as well as as a development kit based on the module.
Mango SoM supports dual-band 2×2 MiMo 802.11ax and multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, features up to 2GB RAM, 256MB NAND flash, and runs OpenWrt Linux with target applications including routers, gateways, and access points.
- SoC (one or the other)
- Qualcomm IPQ6000 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.2 GHz with hardware NAT engine, HW crypto
- Qualcomm IPQ6010 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.8 GHz with hardware NAT engine, HW crypto
- System Memory – 512MB DDR3L 512MB (up to 2GB)
- Storage – 32MB NOR FLASH, up to 256MB NAND flash
- 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6 2×2 MU-MIMO, explicit beamforming; 22dBm; up to 573.5 Mbps
- 5GHz 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6 2×2 MU-MIMO, DL-OFDMA (8 users), explicit beamforming; 21dBm; up to 1021 Mbps
- Wired – 2x Ethernet SerDes with support for 6.25/5/3.125/1.25 Gbps Ethernet; Up to 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 2x 2.5GbE interfaces. PSGMII, QSGMII, SGMII/+ supported.
- LGA pads
- Parallel NAND flash memory
- SDIO3.0/eMMC interface
- Display – MIPI DBI v2.0 type B interface
- PCIe – 1x PCIe 3.0
- USB – 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
- Audio – 1x I2S/TDM multi-channel digital audio interface
- Low-speed interfaces – 1x UART, 3x SPI, 1x SPI
- 64x GPIO with PWM support
- Misc – Reset controlled via voltage monitor
- Dimensions – 61.7 x 38.3 mm
- Temperature Range
- Mango – Commercial: 0-65°C
- Mango-I – Industrial: -40-85°C
There’s actually no information about software on the company website nor the wiki, but 8devices told CNX Software the module supported OpenWrt Linux. As a side note, Qualcomm Atheros IPQ6000 happens to be the processor used in Xiaomi Mi Router AX1800, and there’s no mainline OpenWrt firmware for the router, so you’d likely have to rely on 8devices BSP at first.
Key features and specifications:
- SoM- Mango-I industrial-grade WiFi 6 module
- Storage – eMMC module socket, MicroSD card slot
- 2.5Gbps Ethernet RJ45 port with PoE support
- SFP cage
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
- WiFI 6 on Mango-I module
- 2x ceramic antenna and 2x u.FL connector for external antennas
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 Type-A port
- Debugging – UART console
- mPCIe socket with PCIe 3.0, USB 2.0 interfaces
- 2.54mm pitch GPIO header
- 2x FPC power bus board-to-board connectors (on the right side of the photo above, each with different pin count)
- Misc – Power button, user button, power & user LEDs, configuration switch
- Power Supply
- 9-60V DC via 2-pin terminal block
- 24-48V PoE via 2.5GbE RJ45 port
- Dimensions – 115 x 100 mm
8devices Mango system-on-module and development kit are available for pre-order now for $79 (Mango), $99 (Mango-I), and $219 (Mango-DVK). Purchase links and more information like the product brief can be found on the product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.