Networking module and dev kit tap 2.5GbE and 802.11ax ready IPQ6000

The $79 DVK and Mango module of 8 devices runs OpenWrt Linux at 1.8 GHz, Quad-A53 Qualcomm IPQ6000 or IPQ6010 SoC at 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) The DVK has 2.5 GbE with PoE, SFP and 2x GbE.

8devices has placed preorders for the Mango surface computing module, which runs OpenWrt Linux on Qualcomm IPQ6000 or IPQ6010 Cypress network processors. The $79 Mango module uses the IPQ6000 at 1.2 GHz, while the $99 Mango I module uses the IPQ6010 at 1.8 GHz.

As far as we can see, the two processors and the two modules are otherwise identical, except perhaps for the temperature range. The operating temperature range of the Mango-I and DPRK Mango at $219 is again -45 to 85°C, while the mangos have a temperature from 0 to 65°C, so the DPRK will probably be shipped with the Mango-I.

Mango-DVK (left) and Mango-DVK
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Both processors are very similar to the 1.8 GHz IPQ6018 found on the SBC Wally DR6018, which is also sold by Compex under the name CP01. Like the IPQ6018, the IPQ6000 and IPQ6010 are four-core Cortex A53 processors with built-in 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) support.

The dual-band, 2.4GHz/5GHz simultaneous dual 802.11ax offers lower latency and power consumption, better simultaneous data transmission and is up to 30% faster than Wave 2, the second wave 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), which is faster. Like Wave2 802.11ac, 802.11ax uses dual-band MU MIMO technology to connect WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously.

The IPQ6000/6010 offers powerful Ethernet support. 8devices cover both the chips for their NEON SIMD DSP extensions for each core, which support network tasks, and the NAT engine and cryptography engine.

Mango uses the 8 previous devices, Jalapeno based on Qualcomm IPQ4018 and Habanero based on IPQ4019 and IPQ4029. The Cortex-A7 IPQ40xx quad-core chipset offers Wave2 802.11ac.

Mango-I, front and rear
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The 61.7 x 38.2 mm mango module we saw on CNXSoft has 512 MB to 2 GB of DDR3L RAM. You also get 32 Mb NOR plus 256 Mb per 1 GB NAND flash.

The module supports 802.11ax with an output power of 22 dBm per RF circuit. It also offers two SerDes Ethernet ports for connecting external multi-GbE PHYs at 6.25, 5, 3.125 and 1.25 Gbps. The module supports up to 5x GbE and 2x 2.5GbE ports.

Block diagram (click on image to enlarge)

Mango offers a display and an I/O controller including PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and 2.0, UART, Parallel NAND, Reset, SDIO 3.0 and eMMC. In addition, you get 2x SPI, 4x I2C, 4x PWM and 64x GPIO.


The Mango DVK Carrier Card offers an empty eMMC slot and an SD slot. Network features include 2 GbE ports, an SFP cage and a 2.5 GbE port with passive 24-48V Power-over-Ethernet. Two U.FL WiFi antennas are also available.

Mango-DVK and detailed view
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The Mango DVD is also equipped with a mini-PCIe connection with PCIe 3.0 and USB 2.0 signals. Other features include a USB 3.0 port and UART and GPIO headers. The card is powered by a 9-60V DC input. A 5V/3.3V output head is also available as an option.


Complex CP03

In addition to the IPQ6018 based on the CP01 card, Compex offers the IPQ6000 based on the CP03 SBC in a ring form factor for mesh routers. The CP03 has two GbE connectors, a micro-USB connector and a pair of U.FL connectors.

Additional information

Mango products can be ordered in advance and deliveries start at 11 o’clock. November on the following pages of the sale : Mango ($79), Mango I ($99) and Mango DVD ($219). More information can be found in the display of the 8 devices.

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