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TMCNet:  SolidRun Announces Low Power COM Express Type 7 Module to Simplify and Enhance SDN and NFV Development

[March 04, 2020]

SolidRun Announces Low Power COM Express Type 7 Module to Simplify and Enhance SDN and NFV Development

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance edge computing products today introduced the first platform based on Marvell's OCTEON® TX2 CN9132 SoC, including the CEx7 CN9132 COM Express type 7 module and ClearFog CX CN9K evaluation carrier board. The new platform offers a high performance, energy efficient and flexible solution designed for demanding network and security applications and is a latest addition to SolidRun's family of Arm®-based COM Express type 7 modules.

With full virtualization capabilities, range of connectivity options and high-end networking, the CEx7 CN9132 module is well-positioned to support SDN and NFV solutions, including virtualized security, SDWAN, SDN switch control plane, mini edge server and more. CEx7 CN9132 offers a highly optimized performance-power-price ratio in comparison with competing x86 based COM Express modules on the market.

CEx7 CN9132 is a feature-rich network-centric module, based on the Marvell OCTEON TX2 infrastructure processor family with an Arm Cortex-A72 quad core 2.2GHz processor. It features powerful networking connectivity including high throughput network, storage and security accelerators, 7x PCIe ports, 3x 10GbE ports, 2x USB 3.0, 2x SATA 3.0 and more. It supports mainline Linux, UBoot, Linux Kernel, UEFI, and offers full network virtualization.

"SolidRun's CEx7 CN9132 platform provides developers and integrators with a flexible modular form factor," says Sunil Kaul, Senior Director Product Marketing, Infrastructure Processor Business Unit at Marvell. "The COM Express type 7 form factor is an easy to use module for development and deployment especially for networking & security solutions. It shortens the time to market and simplifies product development."

"The ClearFog CX CN9K evaluation board with the CEx7 CN9132 module at its heart complement SolidRun's range of powerful flexible networking platforms," says Dr. Atai Ziv, SolidRun's CEO. "This is the first product to harness Marvell's new CN9132 chip, and we've designed it around Marvell's staple networking abilities with a range of connectivity options – making the platform a highly flexible and well-rounded platform."

Specifications include:






CEx7 CN9132

SoC

CN9132 Quad core Armv8 Cortex-A72 at 2.2GHz

Memory & Storage

Up to 16GB SO-DIMM DDR4

SDIO

eMMC up to 64GB

2 x SATA 3.0

SPI NOR flash

Connectivity

3 x 10GbE

1 x MDIO 1GbE

2 x USB 3.0

5 x PCIe Gen3 X1

1 x PCIe Gen3 X4

UART

I2C

OS Support

Linux Kernel

Yocto

DPDK

UBoot

UEFI

Cooling

Passive cooling heat sink

Power

12V (9V-15V)

10-14W full system

Environment

Commercial ambient temp.: 0°C to 70°C

Industrial ambient temp.: -40°C to 85°C

Dimensions

125mm x 95mm

For more information on the new CEx7 CN9132 COM module visit: https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-lx2160a-family/cex7-cn9132-com/ For more information about the OCTEON TX2 CN9132 based family of products visit: https://www.solid-run.com/marvell-octeon-family/

About SolidRun

SolidRun is a global leading developer of embedded systems and network solutions, focused on a wide range of energy-efficient, powerful and flexible products. Our innovative compact embedded solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture and offer a variety of platforms including SOMs (System-on-Module), Single Board Computers, industrial switch routers, cutting-edge AI inference devices, and state-of-the-art edge computing platforms.

SolidRun offers a one-stop-shop for developers and OEMs, providing a complete service from hardware customization, to software support and even product branding and enclosure design. With a mission to simplify application development while overcoming deployment challenges, SolidRun proudly provides customers faster time-to-market and lower costs.  For more information, please visit www.solid-run.com

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