SolidRun Introduces the First OCTEON TX2 CN9130 Mini SoM Capable of 10GbE Networking Speeds

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 11, 2021

News

SolidRun Introduces the First OCTEON TX2 CN9130 Mini SoM Capable of 10GbE Networking Speeds

SolidRun announced a new line of mini, embedded System-on-Modules (SoMs) featuring a 64-bit Quad-Core Arm Cortex A72 processor suitable for network SDN, NFV, and edge storage applications.

The SolidRun System-on-Module (SoM) solutions powered by the OCTEON TX2 CN9130 quad-core Arm Cortex A72 processors from Marvell feature a 50 x 35mm PCB footprint. The SoMs are also equipped with a CPU, power management subsystem, memory, flash storage, I/O, and interconnected subsystems. According to the company, the embedded SoMs are available in high-performance commercial and fanless industrial variants, designed to deliver suitable network capabilities, while consuming just 11-Watts of power.

With the speed, compact size and deployment flexibility offered by the CN9130 mini SoM, SolidRun is providing the foundation for developers to create next-generation commercial and industrial intelligent networking, security, and edge computing applications, such as 5G base stations, routers and gateways, edge servers, software-defined networking applications, as well as high-speed network storage. It features suitable 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.

SolidRun continues to develop its new SoMs taking into account footprint, pin compatibility, and shared software resources in order to help customers future-proof their products. Sharing the same form factor and pin layout as SolidRun’s A38x SoM, the new CN9130 SoM provides customers a direct-replacement upgrade path for existing A38x-based products.

For new products based on the CN9130 SoM, SolidRun offers two flexible, network-centric carrier boards – ClearFog CN9130 Pro and ClearFog CN9130 Base. These carrier boards can be deployed as-is, allowing manufacturers to reduce device engineering time or prototype bespoke applications. Both carriers offer next-generation computing and networking performance, as well as flexible power and connectivity options. Additionally, both carrier platforms are well suited for commercial applications, and can be deployed in fanless configurations, supporting temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. 

Ideal for networking, routing, network storage, and IoT gateway applications, ClearFog Pro pairs the CN9130 SoM with 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 for adding WIFI or LTE communications capabilities. 

Suitable for advanced NFV applications at the edge, ClearFog Base supports 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. 

For more information, visit https://www.solid-run.com/embedded-networking/marvell-octeon-tx2-family/

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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