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Mini Router/PC with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs, 4GB RAM/32GB eMMC, Support OpenWRT

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110110110

The Mini Router is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual USB 3.0 ports, making it suitable for soft router applications, while keeping the hardware to a minimum. We have pre-installed a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC to enable fast boot-up times and a smooth overall experience. 

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PRODUCT DETAILS

This Mini Router is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual USB 3.0 ports, making it suitable for soft router applications, while keeping the hardware to a minimum. We have pre-installed a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC to enable fast boot-up times and a smooth overall experience. 

Features

  • Fast boot times and smooth overall experience: Powered by Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and 4GB RAM/32GB eMMC
  • Compact and highly integrated: 75x64x21mm in size, with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual USB3.0 ports
  • Highly scalable with rich IO peripherals: dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors, Micro-SD card slot, micro-HDMI interface, USB 3.0, MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, etc.
  • Easy to deploy with stability: DIN rail mount and keyhole slot allow you to hang it anywhere
  • Pre-installed OpenWrt firmware: Out of the box, can easily implement software router applications

 

Out of the two Gigabit Ethernet Ports (RJ45), one Ethernet Port is connected to the Gigabit Ethernet PHY of the CM4 module which is based on Broadcom BCM54210PE. On the other hand, the other Gigabit Ethernet Port is connected to Microchip's LAN7800 which is a USB 3.0 to GbE (Gigabit Ethernet Bridge). The USB 3.0 interface here is extended from the PCIe interface of the CM4 Module. Also, both ports can support speeds up to 1Gbps.

It features a variety of I/O peripherals such as MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, micro-HDMI to connect displays/ cameras, a standard 9-pin USB 3.0 header for more USB expansion, a micro-SD card slot, and an FPC connector while maintaining a compact form factor! This board is ideal for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.

Also, this comes included with a PC/ABS case with an Aluminum alloy on top which has a large sink in order to cool down the CM4 at extreme loads. It provides better protection as well and is suitable to be used in industrial applications.

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The case has long rubber feet for better stability when placed on a flat surface. You can mount this case in two different methods. One is to use the keyhole slot wall mount and hang it on the wall (you can hang in 2 different orientations). The other is to use the 3 mounting holes and mount onto a DIN rail.

Wall Mount (horizontal and vertical orientations)

 

DIN Rail Mount

OpenWrt Pre-Installed

The Compute Module 4 comes with OpenWrt firmware pre-installed out-of-the-box. This means you just need to unbox the package, take out the board, connect to your existing home network and have your own mini router!

 

OpenWrt is an open-source Linux operating system which runs on embedded devices/ routers. It offers more features, performance, and security than a traditional router. It has a filesystem that’s fully writable and includes a package management system. You can make use of these packages to suit your applications in various ways. Once you connect this board to your home network and access the router from a web browser, you will be presented with a beautiful and interactive dashboard as follows.

You can navigate this dashboard, and you will have access to a bunch of features such as:

  • Increase overall network performance when multiple devices are connected
  • Share files between devices via an external storage drive connected directly to the router
  • Increase network security
  • Run a BitTorrent client from the router
  • Connect a printer directly to the router to create a networked printer
  • Limit bandwidth usage of a particular device in the network
  • Active queue management
  • Real-time network monitoring
  • Create Dynamic DNS
  • Set Up a VPN client or server
  • Block ads on the network
By utilizing the above features, you will have unlimited possibilities with this mini router!

 

What is a Router?

A router is a piece of hardware that connects a Local Area Network (LAN) to other networks. In most cases, this “other network” is known as a Wide Area Network (WAN), or none other than the Internet. The router is very much the “administrator” of this local network and plays an important role in managing connected devices. While their primary role is true to simply coordinate connections and forward data, routers are very much small computers themselves. 

Why choose Raspberry Pi 4 for the home router?

1. Increase Network Bandwidth and Performance

While the Raspberry Pi is definitely weaker in comparison to a full-fledged desktop or laptop, its Broadcom CPU is certainly more than enough when it comes to network routing. Thus, a Raspberry Pi router will surely be a boost to your network and give you greater internet speeds!


2. Improve Network Security
With a Raspberry Pi Router, you’ll be able to choose from free, open-source operating systems like OpenWrt that are community reviewed and maintained for security!


3. Enjoy Additional Features
With the accompanying hardware and I/O, using a Raspberry Pi as a router grants you flexibility in adding more features.

Read this blog for more details.

Similar Routers that You might be interested in:

  • CM4 Router: CM4 Router Board is an expansion board based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. 
  • Dual Gigabit Carrier Board: It features a variety of I/O peripherals such as MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, micro-HDMI to connect displays/ cameras, and a standard 9-pin USB 3.0 header for more USB expansion, and a micro-SD card slot, and an FPC connector while maintaining a compact form factor! 
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs CM4 Carrier BoardThis CM4 carried board is ideal for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.

 

Similar Mini Server that You might be interested in:

  • ODYSSEY - X86J4105 allows you to simply build Edge Computing applications with powerful CPU and rich communication interfaces.
  • ZimaBoard 832 model is a low-cost single board server equipped with Intel Celeron N3450 Quad Core working distinguishingly as a 4T free charge cloud server or a 4K display media server. 

 

Specifications

Carrier Board

Specification Details
Networking Dual Gigabit Ethernet Connectors
USB 3.0 to GbE
(Gigabit Ethernet Bridge)
Microchip's LAN7800
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
1 x USB 3.0 9-Pin Header
Storage Micro-SD Card Slot (load system Image for non-eMMC CM4 version)
Camera 1 x MIPI CSI Connector
Display 1 x MIPI DSI Connector
1 x Micro HDMI Connector
FPC Interface for I2C and SPI
External Fan Power connector for fan
Power 5V/3A using USB Type-C Port
LAN7800 Industrial
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
Dimensions 75x64x21mm
Weight 43g

Compute Module 4

Specification Details
Processor Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
Memory 4GB LPDDR4
Storage 32GB eMMC
Connectivity 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE with onboard and external antenna options
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet PHY supporting IEEE1588
1 × USB 2.0 interface
PCIe Gen 2 x1 interface
28 GPIO signals
SD card interface for SD card or external eMMC
Video Dual HDMI interface (up to 4Kp60 supported)
2-lane MIPI DSI display interface
2-lane MIPI CSI camera interface
4-lane MIPI DSI display interface
4-lane MIPI CSI camera interface
Multimedia H.265 (4Kp60 decode); H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
Input power 5V DC
Operating temperature 0 to +80°C
Dimensions 55 mm × 40 mm
Production lifetime Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 will remain in production until at least January 2028
Compliance For a full list of local and regional product approvals, please visit:
www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/conformity.md

Applications

  • Software Router
  • IoT applications
  • Smart Home
  • Camera / Video-related Projects

Hardware Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part List

Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4 with 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC 1
Aluminum Case 1
International Wall Adapter Power Supply 5VDC 4A – Type-C (with US/AU/UK/EU plugs) 1

 

ECCN/HTS

HSCODE 8471419000
USHSCODE 8471410150
UPC

LEARN AND DOCUMENTS

Learn

Learn how to get started with the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4
This wiki explains how to install OpenWrt on Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4 and ODYSSEY - X86J4125
This is a tutorial that shows you how to use home assistant with a Seeed Mini Route.
This article will compare the various interfaces: UART, SPI and I2C and their differences.
The possibilities offered for this type of application by a machine such as the CM4 module are remarkable and in fact opens a wide range of new scenarios that are truly amazing!
In this article, the team at Seeed is proud to present the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for the newest Raspberry Pi compute module. Let’s begin!
This article is going to share exactly why you should consider building a custom Raspberry Pi Router – and more importantly, how!
This blog will show you three ways to configure WiFi on your Raspberry Pi with both Raspberry Pi OS desktop and server, and it will also cover how to do it on a headless Raspberry Pi!
buildroot external tree for macsec router running on Seeed Studio Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

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