Mango Communications provides products and services to build flexible, high-performance wireless systems on programmable logic platforms. Our core product is the 802.11 MAC/PHY Design, and our team is ready to work with customers on a wide range of custom wireless designs.


Mango Communications was founded in 2008 by Patrick Murphy. Mango has its roots in the Rice University Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP) project, originally an NSF-funded research project that grew into a self-sustaining open-source wireless research platform. In 2007 the Rice team began distributing WARP hardware to wireless researchers at select institutions. Starting in the summer of 2008, Mango assumed responsibility for the manufacturing, sales, support, and design of WARP hardware. Since then WARP has been adopted by hundreds of wireless researchers around the world.

In recent years the Mango team has focused on building the 802.11 MAC/PHY Design on third-party hardware platforms and working with customers to extend and deploy the 802.11 design.

The Mango team was awarded US Patent 10841140 in 2020.


Patrick Murphy

Patrick has worked on WARP from the beginning. As a graduate student, and later as project manager, in Rice’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Patrick helped conceive and build WARP. He designed the first generation of WARP hardware, implemented WARP’s MIMO OFDM physical layer transceivers, and helped manage all the engineering and support activities of the Rice WARP team. He finished his PhD in 2010 (with a thesis full of experiments on WARP). Since 2010 Patrick has worked at Magno full-time, designing the WARP v3 hardware platform and most recently completing the PHY and FPGA designs for the 802.11 MAC/PHY Design.

Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter joined Mango in 2012 after completing his PhD at Rice University. As both an undergraduate and graduate student he was involved with the development WARP, including the creation of the WARPMAC framework to facilitate custom MAC development on WARP. His dissertation uses WARP heavily to study real-world impairments of MAC protocols for user cooperation systems. Since joining Mango full-time in 2012 Chris has worked on a number of projects including the MAC design for the 802.11 MAC/PHY Design and the complete redesign of WARPLab 7.