SolidRun introduced ClearFog Pro and Base board based on Marvell Armada 380/388 processor at the end of last year, but at the time, only the higher-end ClearFog Pro board was available for $170 and up. Now the company has officially launched the cheaper ClearFog Base board based on the same processor, two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, one SFP cage, a USB 3.0 port, an M.2 slot, mPCIe expansion slot, and more.
ClearFog Base board specifications:
- Processor – Marvell ARMADA 388 (88F6828) dual core ARMv7 processor (Cortex A9 class) @ up to 1.6 GHz with 1MB L2 cache, NEON and FPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM by default (2GB optional)
- Storage – 1x micro SD slot, optional 4GB eMMC flash, 1x M.2 slot, 1x mSATA/mPCIE
- Connectivity – 2x dedicated Gigabit Ethernet ports, 1x SFP cage
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
- 1x mini PCI Express slots (shared with mSATA )
- 1x M.2 slot with USB 3.0, SATA, GNSS, 3G modules
- mikroBUS socket for GPIOs, MikroElektronika Click Boards
- 2x SIM card sockets
- Debugging – micro USB port for serial console
- Misc – RTC battery header, LEDs, user push buttons
- Power Supply – 9 to 32V DC input; PoE expansion header
- Dimensions – 103 x 75 mm (optional metal enclosure)
The board is comprised of a baseboard and a microSoM (in green), and runs OpenWrt or a Yocto Project build based on Linux 3.10.x, and other operating systems such as Arch Linux ARM, and Debian also appear to be supported. Hardware and software documentation can be found in the Wiki.
Typically applications for such boards include home media clouds (NAS), IoT gateways, and secure routers.
The board sells for $90 without power supply, nor internal storage, but 110V or 220V power adapters, a blank 8GB SD card, and a 4GB eMMC flash are all available as options.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.