[Cerowrt-devel] some very promising hardware in the pipeline

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Jul 30 01:05:52 EDT 2015

On Wed, 29 Jul 2015, Dave Taht wrote:

> see: https://lite.turris.cz/en/
> As this is basically the same chipset as the linksys we are having
> successes with... AND it has several mini-pcie slots, making it
> possible to
> experiment with wifi... and the turris folk are more clued than anyone
> I've met of late... I am thinking that maybe, just maybe, we have a
> platform to base another cerowrt-like project on. That said, their
> existing openwrt derived OS could maybe, merely, need a few tweaks,
> here and there - they do remote updates! yea!
> * CPU Marvell Armada 385, dual core, 1.6 GHz
> * 1 GB DDR3L RAM
> * 2-4 GB eMMC + 8 MB NOR flash
> * gigabit WAN - dedicated interface in the CPU, switchable between RJ45
> and SFP (possibility of 2.5 Gbps, not tested)
> * 5x gigabit LAN (7 port switch Marvell connected with two gigabit lines
> into the processor)
> * 3x miniPCIe, one switchable to mSATA
> * optional wifi 2x2 MIMO b/g/n + 2x2 or 3x3 MIMO a/n/ac
> * 2x USB 3.0
> * RTC with battery backup
> * SIM card slot
> * dimmable RGB LED

I agree, this is extremely powerful hardware configuration with nothing I 
can think of that is wrong with it. Just makes me worried about price 
point. I'm worried this is going to be a USD200 device once it's done.

What is the SIM card used for? To put a mini-PCIE WWAN card on there?

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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