Introducing Mini Pini: A Powerful Wi-Fi 6 Module with OpenWrt Support

Introducing Mini Pini: A Powerful Wi-Fi 6 Module with OpenWrt Support

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The Mini Pini emerges as a cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6 radio module engineered to effectively tackle the challenges of demanding wireless environments. Leveraging Qualcomm’s advanced QCN9074/72 chipset, this product promises efficient and reliable wireless performance across various applications, including industrial settings.

Harnessing the power of Qualcomm’s QCN9074/72 chipset, the Mini Pini series delivers exceptional performance and reliability as emphasized by 8Devices. Featuring a 4×4 or 2×2 MU-MIMO configuration, it enhances data transfer rates and signal quality through multiple data streams. The support for a 160MHz channel width enables faster data transmission and optimal bandwidth utilization.

The standard mini PCIe form factor ensures broad compatibility and ease of integration. With impressive data rates reaching up to 4.8Gbps, the Mini Pini proves ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications.

Noteworthy is the support for up to 4 download and upload OFDMA users, optimizing channel efficiency and reducing latency. The dual-band support across 2.4 and 5GHz bands ensures adaptability and peak performance in diverse wireless conditions.

The Mini Pini series offers three distinct versions tailored to different applications and environments:

  • Mini Pini25 2×2: Optimized for standard commercial environments (0-60°C), offering 2×2 MIMO and 160 MHz support for 2.4/5GHz bands.
  • Mini Pini25-I 2×2: Designed for industrial temperature ranges (-40 to +85°C), providing a robust solution for challenging environments with 2×2 MIMO capability.
  • Mini Pini25 4×4: Ideal for standard enterprise environments, this version features 4×4 MIMO, 160 MHz support, and a commercial temperature range (0-60°C).
  • Mini Pini25-I 4×4: Catering to demanding settings, this variant offers 4×4 MIMO and industrial temperature range (-40 to +85°C) for enhanced reliability.

Per the 8Devices Wiki page, the Mini Pini supports Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and OpenWrt 23.05 (OS kernel >= 5.19 or wireless backports >= 6.1 required).

Specifications for the 8Devices Mini Pini:

  • Connectivity: MIMO Configurations (2×2/4×4) with 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 support, Dual-band operation (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Data Rates up to 4804 Mbps in 5GHz (4×4) and 2402 Mbps in 5GHz (2×2), and Channel Support ranging from 5/10 MHz to 20/40/80/160 MHz.
  • Advanced Features: MU-MIMO, MU-OFDMA, TxBF, STBC, with up to 37 users per PPDU, and Standard Compliance with IEEE 802.11 ac/ax and other 802.11 standards.
  • Security: Encryption Protocols (AES-CCMP/GCMP, WEP, TKIP, WAPI-2), Access Security (WPA/WPA2-Personal/Enterprise, WPA3 Personal), and Standards Compliance (FIPS ECB).
  • Other Features: DFS and Agile DFS, support for monitor mode, explicit transmit beamforming (TxBF), Mechanical specifications (30 x 50.95 x 15.05mm, PCIe radio card, PCI Express 3.0 dual-lane).

Each model in the Mini Pini25 series, powered by the Qualcomm QCN9074 chipset, is available for preorder at competitive prices, making it an enticing option for versatile Wi-Fi 6 solutions tailored to diverse needs.

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