Category: Marvell

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Turris Omnia: high performance open source router

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 9, 2017

Turris Omnia is powered by Turris OS open source software based on OpenWRT with a lot of improvements like automatic updates, collective/adaptive firewall, honeypots and comfortable LXC integration, Turris Omnia runs on a Marvell Armada 385 ARMv7 CPU 1.6GHz dual-core on with three gigabit interfaces for smooth gigabit throughput, 1 or 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 8GB of eMMC running BTRFS, it can be used as a server not only home server, NAS, printserver, virtual server and more. Wired connection is supplied by a 1Gbit/s WAN port and 5Gbit/s LAN ports. With SFP cage for fiber modules and 3x miniPCIe for Wi-Fi and LTE (SIM slot prepared on board, miniPCIe modem needed), Wi-Fi can do 1300Mbit/s (3x3MIMO) on 5GHz ac and 300Mbit/s (2x2MIMO) on 2.4GHz n by default. Those can be upgraded by changing the setup, cards or antennas. One of miniPCIe buses can be also used as mSATA for upgrading the storage. Connecting standard SATA drives is also possible via miniPCIe-SATA driver. Omnia has internal power connector prepared for this already so you can make a NAS of Omnia without any external PSU. It also has GPIO header on board for RaspberryPi, Arduino etc., open serial console header, JTAG connector, cryptochip-the dedicated chip for generating random numbers for certificates and bunch of other features like IoT can be connect via the miniPCIe card slot. Read more specs here: https://www.turris.cz/doc/_media/omnia/to-datasheet.pdf

After successful Indiegogo campaign ($1.2m funded, 5k+ backers), it’s in retail available to buy at https://buy.turris.cz

For more info, visit https://omnia.turris.cz and follow them on https://twitter.com/turris_cz
Václav Zbránek, Community Manager of Turris is speaking on the video. You can chat with him on their https://forum.turris.cz or https://twitter.com/orangesunny_cz

Turris Omnia is developed and assembled in Czech Republic by CZ.NIC, z. s. p. o., CZ domain registry association.

Vuzix Blade AR3000, the coolest Augmented Smart Glasses yet with see-through waveguide technology

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 2, 2017

Vuzix AR3000 are the coolest Smart Glasses I have yet seen, with an awesome see-through waveguide technology with dual ultra-slim “Cobra” 0.2" WVGA DLP display engines, using projection through a prism, AR3000 runs Android on a Quad-core Marvell ARM processor, touch pad, noise canceling mics, and two HD cameras with one for gesture support. The wearer will be able to reach out and manipulate virtual 3D objects overlaid in the real world. Ultimately positional information will be captured to allow 3D objects to effectively behave and interact with real-world objects. AR3000 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect and interact through the cloud or the smartphone, tablets and PCs. Battery life ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 hours but can easily be tethered to any USB Powerbank to extend the battery life indefinitely. Vuzix would like to be able to ship this in a volume that can bring the price below $500.

Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge 64bit Development Board

Posted by stromium – December 23, 2016

Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge development board, following the http://96boards.org size but with larger ports than the initial 96boards spec, it that can be configured to be used in many applications such as mobile NAS (network-attached storage), IoT gateways, home cloud server etc. The board features the 64bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3700 processor, PCI-E 2.0 support, a USB 3.0 port, a SATA 3.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11ac built in, 8GB of eMMC memory, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Marvell Armada 7040 and 8040 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 for Cloud and Networking

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Director of marketing at Marvell SoC product line, here introducing the Marvell Armada 7040 and 8040, featuring dual or quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 configurations with Marvell MoChi and FLC Architecture. The demo quad-core board is shown running two virtual machines with a stress test for two cores. The board comes in 12Gbps (7040) and 24Gbps (8040) variants for network data processing, with a separate IC die for handling network functions. Prospective applications include 4-way NAS devices, network switches, running 3x(4x4) 802.11ac routers etc.

Technologic Systems at ARM Techcon 2016

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Arizona-based Technologic Systems makes boards for embedded applications using ARM CPUs and Linux support packages. Their field applications engineer displays a range of boards with Marvell, NXP, FreeScale Semiconductor, and Cavium processors. Their BAT12 system on display is meant to provide power backup for a few hours in case of loss. They also display their range of LCD monitors with full computers built onto the back of them.

Ceph Cluster Storage Appliance ARM Micro Server by Ambedded

Posted by Charbax – May 31, 2016

Ambedded provides an ARM Micro Server solution for Software Defined Storage, distributed Cloud Storage/Computing integrated to lower the cost of energy, hardware and management for datacenter and enterprise. Ambedded's architecture uses one Marvell Armada 385 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based micro server, 2GB RAM, 2.5Gbit Ethernet, 6Gbit/s SATA, 8GB Flash for each hard drive which enables unlimited scalability to scale out compute power, network bandwidth and storage capacity. Ambedded's software defined storage solution is supported by Ceph and GlusterFS to offer unified scale out storage solution for object storage, block storage and file sharing system. Ambedded's ARM microserver product can also potentially to be used for various distributed applications such as web service, content delivery, NoSQL and big data analysis. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

22€ computer module by Toradex, Swiss, Embedded, Computing

Posted by Charbax – November 12, 2015

Toradex is a developer of computer modules on Nvidia, Freescale, Marvell and carrier boards, most of the times where Toradex's customers designs their own custom carrier board.

Acer BYOC “build your own cloud” for IoT

Posted by Charbax – June 7, 2015

Acer BYOC is a cross-platform, multi-device, multi-network cloud system to create, personalize IoT devices to help make IoT devices be successful, where the IoT cloud apps are run on edge devices, to gateways to the cloud.

Marvell Avastar 88W8997 Wi-Fi 11ac wave2 in 28nm for best Wi-Fi performance and Bluetooth 5.0

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2015

Marvell launches their new 88W8997 chipset for the highest performance Wi-Fi chipset for Chromebooks, Laptops, Tablets, Chromecasts, TVs and more. The 88W997 is built on 28nm enables 40% lower power consumption for the Wi-Fi at a higher performance. Marvell are first to get qualified for Chromebooks, in front of Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm. The 2x2 Wi-Fi system doubles the range. Marvell integrates also the Bluetooth 5.0 spec implementing double the bandwidth for Bluetooth, LTE anti-interference. Marvell provides CSP Chip on Board, QFN package Chip on Board and the M2 2230 module PCI-E Form factor.

Google Project Ara development boards at Linaro Connect, Greybus status with Greg Kroah-Hartman

Posted by Charbax – February 22, 2015

Greg Kroah-Hartman shows the Google Project Ara prototype phone and development board, and he talks about Greybus the protocol that they are developing to make it possible for these hardware modules that must be able to talk to each other and to the host module, they can be hot swappable, they have to be able to describe themselves so everything just works smoothly, they work on the knowledge that they have from USB, PCI, Firewire and all the previous protocols that people have implemented, they work on the base level of what UniPro can do, and they go from there. This is just another sub-system of Linux that drivers plug into. Rob Herring is the project tech lead at Linaro for Project Ara, and he talks about how the Linaro guys are working on the Kernel portions, the ARM Applications Processor modules and the Android modifications to support hardware modules hotplug in a Smartphone.