HK01 – Qualcomm First 802.11ax DBDC Solution

 In Product Release

Qualcomm First 802.11ax DBDC Reference Design – HK01

Main Hardware Specification:
Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8074 Quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor, Hawkeye Series
Operates at 2.2GHz
4GB RAM System Memory
32MB NOR Flash
High Transmit Power at 23dBm per Chain
4×4 On-board 2.4GHz radio, up to 1147Mbps physical data rate
8×8 On-board 5GHz radio, up to 4.8Gbps physical data rate
Supports Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
1x SFP+ port
1x 10Gbps Ethernet port
5x Gigabit Ethernet ports
2x MiniPCIe slots
2x USB ports

The HK01 is Qualcomm’s first 802.11ax network solution reference board, designed to meet the growing demands of increasingly crowded and dense Wi-Fi environments. It offers the optimal 11ax configuration to bring unprecedented capacity and coverage to Wi-Fi networks, and supports several unique features to ensure the best possible Wi-Fi performance for all types of applications.

The HK01 is a highly-integrated SoC designed to deliver maximum capacity, range and performance for the next generation of enterprise access points, carrier gateways and consumer routers. Key features as followed:

• Up to 4x capacity to maximize network performance*: Utilizing a 12×12 configuration, uplink and downlink MU-MIMO, and supporting eight 80 MHz streams, the IPQ8074 quadruples capacity*, delivers up to 4.8 Gbps, and maintains fast connections over larger coverage areas.
• Smart features for seamless connectivity: In addition to Qualcomm® Wi-Fi Self-Organizing Network (SON), which simplifies installation, optimizes traffic, and reduces dead spots, the IPQ8074 offers unique features to reduce harmful interference in dense areas with many overlapping Wi-Fi access points.
• All-in-one platform: Integrates an 11ax radio, MAC and baseband,  plus a quad-core 64-bit A53 CPU and dual-core network accelerator to provide a fully-offloaded 11ax subsystem. The 14nm design provides power and size advantages, while a wide range of external WAN and media interfaces allows customers to build a full portfolio of 802.11ax products.

[*] When compared to current 802.11ac solutions

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