Conclusive Engineering WHLE-LS1 is a networking SBC powered by a choice of NXP Layerscape LS1xx8A Cortex-A72 or Cortex-A53 communication processors with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, two SFP+ cages capable of up to 10Gbps data rates.
The board also features one SO-DIMM socket for up to 32GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC flash, M.2 PCIe sockets for NVMe SSDs, USB 3.0 host and USB 2.0 device ports, an RTC with backup battery, as well as serial and JTAG debug interfaces.
- SoC (one or the other)
- WHLE-LS1026A – NXP Layerscape LS1026A 2x Arm Cortex-A72 @ 1.8GHz with DPAA package processing engine
- WHLE-LS1046A – NXP Layerscape LS1046A 4x Arm Cortex-A72 @ 1.8GHz with DPAA package processing engine
- WHLE-LS1048A – NXP Layerscape LS1048A 4x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.6GHz with DPAA2 package processing engine
- WHLE-LS1088A – NXP Layerscape LS1088A 8x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.6GHz with DPAA2 package processing engine
- System Memory – 1x SO-DIMM socket supporting up to 32 DDR4 SDRAM (x72) with ECC
- 4 to 64GB eMMC flash
- 8KB EEPROM
- Support for NVMe SSD storage (See Expansion)
- 4x Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbit/s) Ethernet RJ45 ports
- 2x 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet SFP+ cages
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 Type-A host port, 1x micro USB 2.0 device port
- Expansion slots
- 1x M.2 Type M socket PCIe 3.0 x2
- 1x M.2 Type M socket PCIe 3.0 x1
- 1x M.2 Type E socket PCIe 3.0 x1
- Debugging – Conclusive Developer Cable connector providing access to System UART, JTAG port, System I2C bus
- Misc – RTC with external backup battery, power supply current monitor, Reset button, 2x two-color status LED
- Power supply – 12V DC, 7.5A via a power barrel connector
- Dimensions – 170x170mm (Mini-ITX form factor) based on specs, but the shop shows 130x130mm for all models
Conclusive Engineering says mainline Linux is supported, FreeBSD 13 support is available upon request, and U-boot, UEFI EDK2, and Arm Trusted Firmware are also supported. There should eventually be a customer portal and a wiki with “manuals, datasheets, prebuilt OS images and other useful information”, but all that is currently shown as “coming soon“.
The WHLE-LS1 networking SBC is offered with 16GB eMMC flash directly from the company’s store for prices ranging from $399 to $579 depending on the selected processors. The leadtime is said to be 14 weeks. More details, including a 54-page datasheet, can be found on the product page.
Thanks to Theguyuk for the tip.
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.