The following quick start guide provides background information about the CN9132 EVK product which use the CN9132 Computer on module.
The guide will give a technical overview about the product and by the end of it you should be able to boot an operating system and begin testing your application.
CN9132 EVALUATION BOARD
CN9132 EVALUATION BOARD
3 x USB 3.0 3 x USB 2.0
1 x SFP+ 10GbE 1 x 5GbE RJ45 (with PoE PD) 1 x 5GbE RJ45 (with PoE PSE) 1 x 1GbE RJ45 MDI ETH SW with 4x 1GbE RJ45 ports – Optional
Marvell OCTEON based CN9132 Quad core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2.2 GHz
Memory & Storage
Up to 16GB DDR4 MicroSD 8GB eMMC
GPIO header Indication LEDs User Push Buttons
Development and Debug interfaces
MicroUSB MicroUSB to STM32 for management
12V DC Jack PoE PD
Expansion card I/Os
2 x SATA (Gen 3.0) Up to 3 x M.2 Key-M 2240/2280 PCIe x1 (Gen 3.0) 1 x M.2 Key-M 2240/2280 PCIe x2 (Gen 3.0) 1 x PCIe x4 (Gen 3.0) Add-in 2 x M.2 Key-E 2230/5760 for WiFi Modules 1 x mPCIe 1 x M.2 Key-B 3042/3052 for LTE/5G
Commercial: 0°C to 70°C
PCBA: 172 x 214mm
(*) Configurable SERDESs based on Marvell CN913x processor specifications.
The following figure describes the CN913x Block Diagram.
Visual features overview
Please see below the features overview of the connector side of the CN9132 EVK.
Print side connector overview of the CN9132 EVK.
What’s in the box?
CN9132 EVK (ClearFog CX CN931x)
16GB Micro SD card (Optional)
Wall mount Power supply 12V@2.5A or 12V@5A (Optional)
Cable setup and prerequisites
Here is what you will need to power up the board:
Linux or Windows PC
CN9132 EVK (ClearFog CX CN931x )
DDR4 SO-DIMM Memory
12V Power adapter
Micro USB to USB for console, the CN9132 EVK has an onboard FTDI chip.
IP router or IP switch
For Application using CN9132 COM express with multiple M.2 modules, SATAs and PCIe add-in card , a power supply 12V@5A is required. For Applications using CN9130 with few additional interfaces, a power supply of 12V@2.5A is sufficient.
The following is a list of industry-standard cables, sorted by type, with the necessary compliance requirements that have been proven to work well with the CN913x product family.
These examples are the cables which SolidRun uses for testing, and should provide enough information to source products from your preferred cable vendor.
Ethernet cable: Monoprice 24AWG Cat6A 500MHz STP
USB Cable: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black
Boot is made from SPI by default, so in order to continue booting from an SD card, the above commands should be run only once (in the fist boot).
Once you installed the necessary serial connection software and ran the above commands , you should be able to see the following:
In order to be able to log in , please insert “root” as a username and password as follows:
7. Final stages
The following stages need to be done in order to finalise the imaging:
Run fdisk /dev/mmcblk1 if using SD, or run if using fdisk /dev/mmcblk0 eMMC.
Recreate the first partition by deleting it and then creating a new partition that starts at block 131072 and extends to the end of the drive (or less depending on your needs).
Write the new partition, when prompt about ‘Do you want to remove the signature?’ then answer with yes.
Run resize2fs /dev/mmcblk1p1 if using SD Card, or Run resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p1 if using eMMC.
In this stage the root partition should be big enough to start populating it; but first update the RTC clock.
Connect the RJ45 to your network with internet access (and DHCP server); and then run dhclient .
Update the RTC clock by running ntpdate pool.ntp.org and then hwclock -w.
Run apt-update and then populate the root filesystem as you wish.
Please see below an example of resizing the filesystem :
For some SFP modules that work on SolidRun networking hardware platforms, please refer to SFP Modules .
SIM Card Slot
It is possible to utilize a Cellular connection by inserting a SIM card into the SIM card slot. Please observe that a GSM Cellular modem needs to be installed utilizing the mini PCIe connection in order to exploit the cellular connection.
If you your ClearFog has dual SIM card slots, an additional cellular modem will need to be installed in the mini PCIe connection in order to utilize the 2nd SIM connection.