ClearFog ITX Workstation May be the Ultimate Arm Developer Platform

ClearFog ITX Workstation

Most people are still doing Arm development work on x86 platforms, because there aren’t really any viable equivalent in the Arm world. Current options include Edge Server SynQuacer E-Series (aka Linaro Developer Box), a $1,250 Arm PC shipping with a 24-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor, 4GB RAM (by default), a 1TB hard drive, and Geforce GT710 graphics cards, as well as the much more powerful GIGABYTE ThunderXStation workstation with up to two Cavium ThunderX 32-core Armv8 processors,  32GB to 128GB RAM configuration, NVMe storage, and more. The former was a good place to get started, but the Arm Cortex-A53 cores clicked at 1GHz provided limited performance, and the GIGAGYTE workstation costs over $12,000, so it’s only suitable for projects with specific needs and/or a high expected return on investment. That’s why there will be a discussion about Designing a next generation ARM Developer Platform at Linaro Connect 2019 next week in Bangkok, Thailand. But courtesy of SolidRun, there may already be …

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ClearFog CX LX2K Networking Board is Powered by NXP LX2106A 16-core Processor

ClearFog CX LX2K

SolidRun started their ClearFog family of networking boards back in 2015 with Marvell ARMADA based ClearFog Pro board exposing 7 Gigabit Ethernet ports, an SFP cage, mPCIe/mSATA sockets, and more. Since then the company has launched several other ClearFog boards with small variation in the name with the latest being ClearFog CX 8K equipped with a COM Express module based on Marvell ARMADA A8040 quad-core Arm Cortex A72 processor. Today I was made aware that the company leveraged of the flexibility of having a COM Express module by offering a more powerful version of the board – ClearFog CX LX2K – powered by NXP LX2160A networking processor with 16 Arm Cortex-A72 cores, 100GbE support, 24x PCIe Gen4 lanes, and more. The rest of the specifications are pretty much the same since the COM Express carrier board – pictured above – remains the same: COM Module – CEx7 LX2K module with NXP LS2160A 16-core Arm Cortex A72 processor @ up to …

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NanoCOM-APL Apollo Lake COM Express Module is Designed for Machine Vision & Factory Automation

AAEON has just launched  NanoCOM-APL, a Type 10 COM Express module based on Intel Apollo Lake Atom, Celeron, or Pentium processor with up to 8 LPDDR4 memory, and on-board support for dual MIPI CSI interfaces. The module is designed for machine vision and factory automation, and also features Gigabit Ethernet, optional on-board eMMC flash, PCIe x4, ten USB interfaces, and more. NanoCOM-APL Apollo Lake COM Express Module There are currently three variants of NanoCOM-APL module with the following specifications specifications: SoC NANOCOM-APL-A10-0001 – Intel Pentium N4200 quad core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.10 / 2.50 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 505; 6W TDP NANOCOM-APL-A10-0002 – Intel Celeron N3350 dual core Apollo Lake processor @ 1.10 / 2.40 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 500; 6W TDP NANOCOM-APL-A10-0003 – Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad core Apollo Lake-I processor @ 1.60 / 2.00 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 505; 12W TDP System Memory – A10-0002: 2GB LPDDR4; A10-001 & A10-003: 4GB LPDDR4 Storage – …

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Diamond Systems Zeta is a Miniature SBC Based on Bay Trail/Apollo Lake COM Express Mini Modules

Diamond Systems, a Silicon valley based company providing embedded computing solutions for transportation, energy, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, medical and research market, has recently introduced Zeta single board computer comprised of a baseboard, a choice of COM Express Mini type 10 modules based on Intel Bay Trail or Apollo Lake processor, and a heatspreader for cooling. The company explains the small size and high feature density of the solution make it particularly suitable for mobile applications. The SBC also supports a wide range 6-36VDC input voltage, and works in -40 to +85°C temperature range. Zeta SBC specifications: COM’s Processor and System Memory Intel Atom Bay Trail E3825 dual core processor @ 1.33GHz  with 2GB RAM Intel Atom Apollo Lake E3940 quad core processor @ 1.6GHz with 4GB RAM Intel Pentium Apollo Lake N4200 quad core processor @ 1.1GHz (burstable to 2.5GHz) with 8GB RAM Storage – 1x mSATA socket , 1x micro SD card socket Video Output – VGA header, LVDS …

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