Seeed Studio unveils the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board

The Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board is one of Seeed Studio’s latest releases. It features a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The Dual Gigabit Carrier Board includes two gigabit Ethernet ports. This feature makes it suitable for projects related to network appliances such as gateways and routers. With dual gigabit ethernet ports and dual USB 3.0 ports, the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 was designed with soft router applications in mind.

Additionally, it has a generic 9-pin USB 3.0 header for additional USB expansion, as well as a micro-SD card slot and an FPC connector, all in a small package! The Dual Gigabit Carrier Board is perfect for HTPC builders, Linux developers, software router fans, and the vast majority of Raspberry Pi users.

Features of Dual Gigabit Carrier Board

The lightweight carrier board, which includes a MicroSD slot, works with the entire range of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 boards, including the Compute Module 4 Lite family, which lacks the onboard eMMC storage found in the main Compute Module 4 range. The carrier board integrates the quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 BCM2711C0. It accommodates up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Additionally, offers 32GB of eMMC storage, depending on the Compute Module 4 model selected.

Except for two high-speed, high-density 100-pin mezzanine connectors, the Compute Module 4 has no I/O. But make no mistake: it’s these two connectors that transform the compute module into the versatile workhorse it is. Compute Module 4’s design intent is to fit snugly. The accompanying carrier board provides the I/O peripherals needed through the mezzanine connectors. Redesigning the carrier boards becomes easy for each unique application. Also, they don’t have to deal with the complexities of System on Module engineering (SoM).

Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board

The carrier board has a variety of I/O peripherals with MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, and micro-HDMI for monitor and camera connectivity, and a standard 9-pin USB 3.0 port, MicroSD card slot, and FPC connector. Despite this, the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board is just 75 by 64 by 21 mm in size, which is one-third the standard I/O board size. 

The board, however, lacks access to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4’s PCI Express path. Hence, the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board powers the dual Gigabit door. The selection of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the Compute Module 4 boards offers additional network access.

For more information on the Dual Gigabit Carrier Board, please visit the Seeed Product Page.

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