8Devices Noni M.2 WiFi 7 module supports FirmUx embedded Linux distribution

8Devices Noni is a family of M.2 A+E-Key WiFi 7 modules built on the QCN9274/QCN6274 chipsets, delivering up to 11 Gbps link rate in 4×4 MIMO or split 2×2 + 2×2 configurations, and supporting FirmUX embedded Linux OS.

The Noni modules support Multi-Link Operation (MLO) for simultaneous communication on different frequencies and adaptive interference puncturing in order to maintain performance in various environments and the QCN9274-based variants also support advanced features such as Provisioned Multi-Link, Dense deployment, and Location and RF sensing.

8devices Noni M.2 WiFi 7 module

8devices Noni specifications:

Noni 56M2-4x4-B
Form factor
M.2 A+E key
5.1 - 7.125 GHz
4.9 - 7.125 GHz
MU 4x4 or 2x2 + 2x2
20 - 320 MHz
4096 (4K) QAM
16 user DL/UL OFDMA
37 user DL/UL OFDMA
11 Gbps+
No. of clients
Multi link operation (MLO)
Interference puncturing
Static and dynamic
Advanced software features
No (unless getting binary packages licensed from Qualcomm)
Provisioned Multi Link, Dense deployment, Location and RF sensing
Temperature range
0C +85C
-40C +85C

All the Noni modules support a 2-lane PCIe Gen 3 interface connection to the host device.

FirmUX embedded Linux dashboard WiFi 7 module

8devices Noni modules support the FirmUX embedded Linux platform that provides developers a choice between fully open-source or proprietary Qualcomm drivers. The OS enables WPA3 security, comes with a responsive UI dashboard, supports Wireguard VPN, and the company claims up to 34 percent improvement over OpenWrt on the earlier Mango boards.

FirmUX vs OpenWrt
FirmUX vs OpenWrt

FirmUx Basic with AP, router, and bridge functionalities is free (as in beer), but the “Standard” and “Premium” versions bring additional features such as a responsive UI, dual boot support, mesh networking, and UI rebranding. The source code for FirmUX is open-source and available for download, but only to customers.

8devices is selling the Noni WiFI 7 module for $74 to $85 on its online store. Further details may be found on the product page.

WiFi 7 module heatsink
Noni WiFi 7 module with heatsink
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itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
4 months ago

Is that firmux running on the card or is it the os to be run on the router?

Very confusing

who am I
who am I
4 months ago

Firmux is running on the host, not on the card. Or you can pick platform, that runs up-to-date ath12k driver, which should work as well

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