The following quick start guide provides background information about the ClearFog GTR L8 product.
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.
1 x USB 3.0
8 x 1GbE switched LAN supporting 802.3at/af/bt* (up to type 4) PSE PoE 1 x 1GbE WAN supporting up to 802.3bt type 4 PD PoE 1 x SFP (up to 2.5GbE)
Marvell ARMADA based A385 Dual core Arm Cortex A9 up to 1.3 GHz
Memory & Storage
Up to 2GB DDR3 8GB eMMC MicroSD 2 x 7 pin SATA
GPIO header Indication LEDs User Push Buttons
Development and Debug interfaces
10V – 54V when not enabling PoE PSE * 48V – 54V when enabling PoE PSE *
Expansion card I/Os
3 x mPCIe (1 x mPCIe supports LTE with SIM holder)
Industrial: -40°C to 85°C
PCBA: 238 x 130mm Enclosure : 253 x 132 x 32mm
(*) 802.3bt supported only on 4 x RJ45 ports (90W each), 802.3at/af is supported on all 8 ports (30W each).
The following figure describes the ClearFog GTR L8 Block Diagram.
Visual features overview
Please see below the features overview of the connector side of the ClearFog GTR L8.
Print side connector overview of the ClearFog GTR L8.
Cable setup and prerequisites
Here is what you will need to power up the board:
Linux or Windows PC
ClearFog GTR L8
48V Power Supply (ClearFog GTR L8 has wide range input of 10V-54V, it is recommended to use 48V)
Micro USB to USB for console, the ClearFog Pro has an onboard FTDI chip.
IP router or IP switch
The ClearFog GTR L8 has a wide range of 10V-54V input power supplies:
10V – 54V when not enabling PoE PSE
48V – 54V when enabling PoE PSE
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
Note: Plug a USB Disk into your Linux PC, the following assumes that the USB is added as /dev/sdX and all it’s partitions are unmounted.
3. USB Disk insertion
Please Insert the USB Disk into your device.
4. Power connection
Connect your power adapter to the DC jack, and then connect the adapter to mains supply.
5. Serial Connection
Please insert the micro USB into your device, then you can refer to Serial Connection for installing necessary serial connection software in Linux/Windows.
Once you installed the necessary serial connection software, you should be able to see the following:
In order to be able to log in , please insert “debian” as a username and password as follows:
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.