SolidRun, a developer of electronic modules and PCs, said it is launching ClearFog Base kit, an off-the-shelf open development kit that enables do-it-yourself hardware enthusiasts to create their own telecom-grade routers.

The kit is based  on the Marvell Armada 38x SoC processor that runs on open source software based on OpenWrt. It lets enthusiasts build telecom-grade routers capable of Gigabit speed and embedded storage. The kit is inspired by the DIY computer kit, Raspberry Pi, which has sold a surprisingly large number of units.

With OpenWrt support and several connectivity options, device makers can easily utilize the ClearFog Base within their own products to bridge a variety of network standards, like LAN, Wi-Fi, LTE, Fiber, and DSL. They can also utilize mikroBUS boards for IoT type networking standards, such as ZigBee, Sub GHz, Bluetooth, and others.

The $70 kit was created by Tel-Aviv, Israel-based SolidRun.

“We developed our ClearFog single board computer to take full advantage of the power offered by Marvell’s Armada 38x SoC and to give users a head start in engineering new products based on this powerful new platform,” said Kossay Omary, SolidRun cofounder and technology leader, in a statement. “Our new ClearFog Base open development system is an ideal solution for those looking for a powerful SBC in a compact form factor, with a plethora of I/O options to serve a wide array of potential applications.”


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