Changes between Version 19 and Version 20 of expansion/mezzanine


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Timestamp:
08/12/2019 11:17:30 PM (4 months ago)
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Ron Eisworth
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    9292== Newport Family Multi-Radio Access Point Example ==
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     94The Newport GW640x and GW630x boards are ideal SBCs for implementing multi-radio access points since the Octeon TX SoC has a highly optimized ARMv8 core that can process >11M packets per second and it additionally supports a large pool of PCI memory address space allowing it to support a large number of PCIe devices.
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     96The GW63xx and GW64xx boards both support up to 3x Mini-PCIe based radios on their own however Gateworks has allowed for the bottom right Mini-PCIe slot to be replaced with a PCI-e Expansion connector allowing the board to be stacked with the GW16081 Mini-PCIe Expansion Mezzanine. With this configuration the board can be setup to support up to 21x Mini-PCIe based radios!
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    9498[[Image(GW6400_GW16081.png,500px)]]
    95   * '''(Above) GW6400 Shown With GW16081 with 10 radios'''
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    97 The Newport GW640x and GW630x are ideal SBCs for implementing high radio count access points due to their support of a large amount of PCI memory address space. The bottom right Mini-PCIe slot can be replaced with a PCI-e Expansion connector allowing the GW16081 Mini-PCIe Expansion Mezzanine to be stacked with the board.
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    99 With the GW6400 up to 10 radios can be supported (3 on GW6400 + 7 on GW16081). With the GW6300 up to 9 radios can be supported (2 on GW6300 + 7 on GW16081). For even higher radio count applications a special version of the GW16081 is available with an additional stacking connector allowing up to 3 GW16081's to be stacked with the CPU board. This would allow up to 21 radios with the GW6300 and 22 radios with a GW6400.
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    101 Note the GW16081 also supports USB signaling to the Mini-PCIe sites so a combination of WiFi and Cellular radios could be used with these configurations. 
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    103 As an example, Gateworks compined a GW6300 plus GW16081 with 9x GW17032 (WLE900VX, ATH10k) radios. Each radio then was configured as an access points.  This configuration can be achieved very simply using the following steps.
     99  * '''(Above) GW6400 Shown With GW16081 with 9x Mini-PCIe Based Radios'''
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     101With a single GW16081 up to 9 radios can be supported with the GW63xx/GW64xx (2 on the SBC + 7 on GW16081). For even higher radio count applications a special version of the GW16081 is available with an additional stacking connector allowing up to 3 GW16081's to be stacked with the CPU board. This would allow up to 21 radios.
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     103Note the GW16081 also supports USB signaling to the Mini-PCIe sites so a combination of WiFi and Cellular radios could be used with these configurations. The GW6400 board also has a USB only Mini-PCIe site that can be used as well for other radio types.
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     105As a technology demonstration, Gateworks compined a GW6300 plus GW16081 with 9x GW17032 (WLE900VX, ATH10k) radios. Each radio then was configured as an access points.  This configuration can be achieved very simply using the following steps.
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    105107- Attach radios to both boards, attach expansion board to SBC