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SolidRun launches new embedded SOM solutions

SolidRun, a developer and manufacturer of edge computing solutions, has unveiled a new line of mini, embedded System-on-Module (SoM) solutions powered by the OCTEON TX2 CN9130 quad-core Arm Cortex A72 processors from Marvell.

These network-centric SoMs have been designed to be small, with a 50 x 35mm PCB footprint, but they’ve been equipped with a powerful CPU, power management subsystem, memory, flash storage, I/O and interconnected subsystems.

Available in high-performance commercial and fanless industrial variants, these SoMs are able to deliver significantly enhanced network capabilities, while consuming just 11-Watts of power.

“Today’s networks are becoming increasingly more complex as services, analytics and network functions migrate to the edge,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO at SolidRun. “Combining that complexity with the imminent proliferation of 5G, the need for ultra-high-performance networking appliances for the cloud, edge and everywhere in between becomes apparent. Our line of OCTEON TX2 CN9130-based SoMs and flexible carriers will fuel the development of these products, meeting the demands of next generation networking, enterprise, and data center applications.”

The solution features powerful networking connectivity, including high-throughput network, storage and security accelerators, 3x PCIe ports, 1x 10GbE port, 2x USB 3.0, 2x SATA 3.0 and more. It supports mainline Linux and OpenWrt operating systems, as well as provides full network virtualization capabilities.

For quick prototyping of products based on the CN9130 SoM, SolidRun is also offering two flexible, network-centric carrier boards - the ClearFog CN9130 Pro and ClearFog CN9130 Base. These carrier boards can be deployed as-is, or can be utilized by developers to quickly prototype bespoke applications. Both carriers offer next-generation computing and networking performance, as well as flexible power and connectivity options. Additionally, both platforms are suited for commercial applications, and can be deployed in fanless configurations, supporting extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

Intended for networking, routing, network storage and IoT gateway applications, ClearFog Pro pairs the CN9130 SoM with an arrangement of I/O options, including 5x switched ethernet ports and SFP+ cage for demanding networking applications. It also features Mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion slots which are useful for adding WIFI or LTE communications capabilities.

Designed for advanced NFV applications at the edge, the ClearFog Base delivers a number of useful features in a compact footprint and is able to support dual LTE and dual SIM cards for extended connectivity, and features 2x GbE ports and an SFP+ cage for heavy-duty networking, as well as USB 3.0 connectivity.

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Neil Tyler

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