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发表于 2023-9-6 13:26:03     
Analysis of 802.11ax 802.11acRouterboard SoM Versions: IPQ5018 vs. IPQ4019 vs. IPQ4029
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Introduction
Wireless networking technology has seen significant advancements over the years, with each new generation delivering improved performance, capacity, and efficiency. In this technical post, we will delve into the comparison of three System-on-Module (SoM) versions: IPQ5018, IPQ4019, and IPQ4029, with a specific focus on their capabilities as routerboard platforms for 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) networks.
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) vs. 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Before comparing the SoM versions, let's briefly highlight the key differences between 802.11ax and 802.11ac:
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6):
1. Increased Capacity: Supports more simultaneous connections and higher data rates.
2. Improved Efficiency: Utilizes OFDMA and MU-MIMO for better spectrum utilization.
3. Enhanced Performance: Offers lower latency and improved performance in crowded environments.
4. Better Security: WPA3 encryption enhances network security.
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5):
1. Lower Capacity: Supports fewer simultaneous connections and lower data rates compared to Wi-Fi 6.
2. Traditional MIMO: Uses SU-MIMO for multiple device communication.
3. Lower Efficiency: Limited spectrum utilization efficiency in congested areas.
4. Standard Security: Uses WPA2 encryption.
IPQ5018, IPQ4019, and IPQ4029 Overview
Now, let's examine each SoM version and their respective capabilities:
1. IPQ5018:
   - Wi-Fi Standard: Supports both 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5).
   - Processing Power: Features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
   - Wireless Performance: Capable of multi-gigabit wireless speeds.
   - Ethernet Ports: Includes multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connectivity.
   - Hardware Acceleration: Equipped with hardware acceleration for VPNs and encryption.
2. IPQ4019:
   - Wi-Fi Standard: Supports both 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5).
   - Processing Power: Utilizes a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor.
   - Wireless Performance: Offers robust wireless performance for medium to large-scale networks.
   - Ethernet Ports: Features multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections.
   - Hardware Acceleration: Supports hardware acceleration for network offloading.
3. IPQ4029:
   - Wi-Fi Standard: Supports both 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5).
   - Processing Power: Utilizes a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
   - Wireless Performance: Provides excellent wireless throughput and coverage.
   - Ethernet Ports: Equipped with multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired networking.
   - Hardware Acceleration: Includes hardware acceleration for various networking tasks.
Comparison and Use Cases
To choose between these SoM versions, consider the following:
- IPQ5018 is the most powerful and suitable for high-performance applications and environments with demanding wireless requirements.
- IPQ4019 is a balanced choice for medium-sized networks where a balance between performance and cost is essential.
- IPQ4029 offers good performance and can be a cost-effective solution for smaller networks or budget-conscious projects.
Conclusion
The choice between IPQ5018, IPQ4019, and IPQ4029 SoM versions for your 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) or 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) routerboard project depends on your specific requirements for performance, capacity, and budget. Each SoM offers unique advantages and is suitable for different use cases, so make your decision based on your project's needs. As wireless technology continues to evolve, staying informed about the capabilities of SoMs like these is crucial for designing efficient and future-proof networking solutions.
DR5018M
Dual-core ARM 64bit A53@1.0GHz Processor
1G DDRL3L System Memory
8MB NOR Flash, 256MB NAND Flash
2x2 On-board 2.4GHz radio,up to 573Mbps physical Data Rate
Support BT5.1
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M.2 Card Slot for QCN9074 WIFI 6E Card
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M.2 Card Slot for QCN6102-5GCard
Support Openwifi
DR5018 based on IPQ5018 chipset is an enterprise wireless module integrated with BT5 .1 Radio module and 2x2 2.4 G high power Radio module designed specifically to provide users with mobile  access to high - bandwidth video streaming, voice, and data transmission for office and challenging RF environment in factories, warehouses establishment.
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Parameter
Rating
Unit
Supply Voltage
24V-48V(DC Jack)
V
Operating Temperature Range
-40 70
ºC
Storage Temperature Range
-45 to +105
ºC
Operating Humidity Range
5 ~95 (non-condensing)
%
Storage Humidity Range
0 ~ 90 (non-condensing
%
Symbol
Parameter
CPU
Qualcomm-Atheros IPQ5018
CPU Frequency
Dual-core ARM 64 bit A53 @1.0 GHz processor
System Memory
512MB DDR3L 16-bit interface with 32-bit memory bus design
Ethernet Port
1 x 1Gbps Ethernet Ports
PCIE3.0
1x PCIEx2 Interface
USB3.0
1x USB3.0 Interface
SGMII
1x SGMII Interface
UART
1x UART Interface
GPIO
13 x GPIOs
Wireless
On-board 2x22.4GHz MU-MIMO OFDMA 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n/802.11ax
max 21dBm per chain
2x IPEX Connectors
BLE
on board BLE
VDD OUT
5VDD
Nor Flash
8MB
Nand Flash
128 MB
DDR
512MB
Dimension
60mm x 10mm
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