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October 13th, 2021


Globalscale Technologies has created a new open source quad core networking board designed to provide users with high-speed connectivity using the Wi-Fi, 5G, 1Gbit and 10Gbit Ethernet.

The Mochabin is designed for a variety of Firewall, Networking and NAS applications.

Mochabin is designed to support 4G and 5G applications via the M.2 interface. These can be used for cellular backhaul and communications to replace the ISP modem. With the OpenWRT and Replica One software.



MochaBin-5G SBC diagram.


Board Specifications  

SoC Model

Marvell Armada 7040 quad-core Corex-A72 processor
SoC Architecture ARMv8 64-bit
CPU Frequency UP to 1.4GHz
RAM 4GB or 8GB DDR4 (soldered down)
eMMC flash 16GB
SPI NOR flash 4MB for bootloader
External Interfaces  
LAN Port (10Gbe) 1x 10GbE SFP+, 1x 1GbE SFP (via 88E1512 PHY)
LAN Port (1Gbe) 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 via Topaz 88E6141 switch
WAN Port (1Gbe) 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 WAN port (via 88E1512 PHY) with PoE support, multiplexed with 1GbE SFP, so only one can be used at any time
USB 3.0 2xType-A
Internal Interfaces  
M.2 2280 socket Optional SATA III SSD
M.2 2250 socket Optional 4G or 5G cellular modem
Mini PCIe socket Optional wireless card for WiFi and Bluetooth
Developer Interfaces  
Console micro USB port for serial console
Debugging 10-pin JTAG header
Battery CR2032 battery holder for RTC
LEDs 4 x GPIO Controlled LED
Power supply 12V DC or PoE
Power button 1


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August 21st, 2021

The Baikal-M (BE-M100) processor was presented by the “Baikal Electronics” company in October 2019.

BE-M1000 is a feature-rich system-on-a-chip with eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores, an 8-core Mali-T628 GPU, and a set of high-speed interfaces including HDMI, PCI Express, 10Gb Ethernet and SATA. This SoC can be used in desktops, microservers, and embedded applications.


  • 8 ARM Cortex-A57 cores (64 bit)
  • Clock rate up to 1,5 GHz
  • 8-core Mali-T628 GPU
  • Dual-channel 64-bit DDR3/4 interface with ECC support
  • 4 MB (L2) + 8MB (L3) cache
  • Two 10Gb Ethernet and two 1Gb Ethernet controllers support VLAN
  • Supports HDMI 2.0 WQXGA (2560×1440)@60Hz and LVDS video
  • A built-in PCI Express Gen. 3 root complexes (4+4+8 lanes)
  • Two SATA 6G controllers with data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps
  • Two USB3.0 and four USB2.0 channels
  • TSMC 28 nm process technology
  • Estimated TDP below 35 W

Baikal Electronics — a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based (SoC). The Baikal family of multicore processors includes energy-efficient solutions for desktops and industrial computers with various levels of performance and functionality.