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Upcoming OpenWrt One/AP-24.XY: A Collaborative Router Board by OpenWrt and Banana Pi

OpenWrt developers are partnering with Banana Pi to develop the OpenWrt One/AP-24.XY router board. OpenWrt is a lightweight embedded Linux operating system that supports close to 1,800 routers and other devices. However, this will be the first router board developed directly by OpenWrt.

The board will be based on the MediaTek MT7981B (Filogic 820) SoC and MediaTek MT7976C dual-band WiFi 6 chipset. The preliminary specifications for the OpenWrt One/AP-24.XY board include a dual-core Cortex-A53 processor, 1GB of DDR4 memory, 128 MB of SPI NAND flash, 4 MB of SPI NOR flash, 2.5GbE and Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, USB 2.0 and USB Type-C ports, and a MikroBUS socket for expansion modules.

The stated goal is to keep the price of the board under $100. The OpenWrt One/AP-24.XY router board is expected to be launched in 2024. The schematics will be publicly available under an open-source license.

Source: CNX Software – Embedded Systems News.