Wallys Communication has introduced their lowest cost networking platform with the DR4019S board equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as a Qualcomm IPQ4019 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi system-on-module.
The module comes with 32MB NOR flash, and 256MB DDR memory and targets applications ranging from security surveillance to commercial radio coverage to hotel wireless applications, or even forest fire protection engineering.
DR4019S board specifications:
- SoC – Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core Arm Cortex A7 at 716.8 MHz
- System Memory – 256MB DDR
- Storage – 32MB NOR flash
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
- 802.11b/g/n/ac Wave 2 WiFi 5 with 2x 5G MMCX connectors, 2x 2.4G MMCX connectors (but we can only see one or two of those on the provided photo)
- USB – 1x USB 3./2.0 port
- Misc – Debug UART header
- Power Supply – 12V via DC jack
- Power Consumption – 9.6W (max)
- Dimensions – 65 x 35 x 16mm
- Temperature Range – Operating: -20 to +70 ºC; storage: -20 to +105 ºC
- Humidity – Operating : 5 to +95% (non-condensing) ; storage: 0 to +90% (non-condensing)
There seem to be some errors in the documentation, with the supply voltage shown as 24V to 48V, despite the board taking a 12V DC, and the storage humidity range does not make much sense unless it’s somehow possible to operate the board with higher humidity levels than for storage…
The company still refuse to provide public information about the software, so we have to ask each time, but here, we can safely assume the “Official QSDK with Linux 3.14” and OpenWrt (dk04 build) are supported, just like on the higher-end Dakota DR40X9 IPQ4019 router board from the company. It’s difficult to see why somebody would use Wallys’ IPQ4019 SoM against a system-on-module like 8devices Habanero IPQ4019 SoM with a similar price, and much better documentation.
Wallys Communication sells the module for $70 and the complete DR4019S router board for $80. Both are sample prices. A few more details may 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.