The following figure describes the ClearFog Base Block Diagram.
Visual features overview
Please see below the features overview of the connector side of the ClearFog Base (CN9130 SoM assembled).
Print side connector overview of the ClearFog Base.
Cable setup and prerequisites
Here is what you will need to power up the board:
Linux or Windows PC
ClearFog Base with SOM
12V Power adapter (ClearFog Base has wide range input of 9V-32V, it is recommended to use 12V power adapter)
Micro USB to USB for console, the ClearFog Base has an onboard FTDI chip.
IP router or IP switch
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 ClearFog product family (ClearFog Base / Pro).
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
Use ‘root’ as a username and password to be able to log in.
6. Final stages
The following stages need to be done in order to finalize 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.
TLV EEPROM Support
Starting from April 01. 2022, the EEPROMs on Carriers, SoMs and COM-Express Modules are being programmed with identifying information such as the product name and SKUs to allow for programmatic identification of hardware. Check our CN913x EEPROM documentation for additional information.