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Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 - USB 3.0 connectors, Micro-HDMI interface, MIPI CSI/DSI, FPC connector, Micro-SD Card Slot, Compact size, OpenWrt supported

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Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs Carrier Board is a compact size board, where has been integrated Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors and multiple peripherals, designed for miniature customizable network router applications, suitable for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.

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Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs Carrier Board is a compact size board, that has been integrated Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors and multiple peripherals, designed for miniature customizable network router applications, suitable for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.

Features

  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4: Provide dual gigabit ethernet connectors based on CM4 for customizable network router applications
  • Integrated Peripherals in Compact Size: 75x64x21mm size overall, integrated two USB 3.0 standard connectors with an additional 9-pin header, one micro-HDMI interface, and one Type-C power supply
  • Rich Components on the board: Provide MIPI CSI/ MIPI DSI for the camera, FPC connector for I2C & SPI, alone with UART IO, a 4-pin fan connector, and one Micro-SD Card Slot

Description

This is the Raspberry Pi Compute Module(CM4) carrier board, which has been integrated with Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors, along with two USB 3.0 standard connectors and other peripherals in the compact size. With additional components on the board, it can be your perfect choice for a miniature customizable network router that performs high flexibility and security.

The Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors on this board can be used to manage the network by your definition, referring to the use of open-source operating systems to form a routing solution, leveraging the 1Gbps speed for both ports. Unlike specialized routers designed by manufacturers, you can utilize OpenWrt, one of the open-source operating systems to build and manage your own local network.

It features a variety of components in the compact size, where it provides MIPI CSI/ MIPI DSI connectors for camera support, an FPC connector for I2C & SPI communication, one 4-pin fan connector for heat suppression, along with 4 UART IO for further usage. It is even equipped with one Micro-SD Card Slot for booting the system from the SD card, in the case, there is no eMMC storage on the Raspberry Pi CM4.

What is a Router?

A router is a piece of hardware that connects a Local Area Network (LAN) to other networks, which is mostly known as a Wide Area Network (WAN). The router is the pivot of this local network that it manages all the connected devices in LAN. Its main function of it is coordinating connections and forward data between LAN and WAN.

If you want to use the carrier board to build a Raspberry Pi Router, you can refer to this tutorial.

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Application

  • Home Theater PC(HTPC)
  • Security Home Router
  • Private Network
  • VPN
  • Offline Download
  • Advertising Block
  • QOS
  • Traffic Control
  • Multi-Line Control
  • Link Load Balancing

Practical Tools Utilization

Open-Source Wireless Router: OpenWrt

OpenWrt is an open-source soft router for embedded operating systems based on Linux, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic. It offers more features, performance, and security than a traditional router where it has a filesystem that’s fully writable and includes a package management system.

You can flash OpenWrt firmware after attaching a Compute Module 4 to this board and turn this board into a software router!

Specifications

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 (For reference, please check this fan. The power connector fits)
Power 5V/3A using USB Type-C Port
LAN7800 Industrial
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
Dimensions 75x64x21mm
Weight 43g

Hardware Overview

Part List

Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 x1

Q&A

How can I install OpenWrt into this carrier board?

If you have CM4 with additional storage, you can refer to this wiki to check the installation.

My CM4 doesn't have any additional storage, how can I use the carrier board?

We provide a Micro-SD card slot for you to put the system-inside SD card into the carrier board and start the system with an SD card.

ECCN/HTS

HSCODE 8543709990
USHSCODE 8471490000
UPC
EUHSCODE 8543709099
COO CHINA
RoHS 1

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
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!

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    Works great
    This is a great carrier board with everything you need for your pi project.
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    Good build quality
    So far so good! Just need a nice case for it now :)
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