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CPU clock and temperature on NanoPi R2S

October 25th, 2021

Dear all,

I am using Nanopi R2S with image OPNsense-21.7.3-OpenSSL-aarch64-NanoPi-R2S-20211012.img.xz and was wondering if there is a way to display CPU clockrate and CPU temperature, either on the WebGui or via console?

The R2S seems to run a bit hot and I would like to monitor how it behaves under higher load.

Ryker

Hi Ryker!

Thanks – found it – R2S in yellow plastic enclosure running at 91 degree (idle) with 21 degree ambient. I guess need to drill holes now and/or check bigger heatsink.

Hi Ryker!

I recommend using the R2S images for reference only, not for real work, as the ure driver is far from ideal.
If you want to have real pleasure, you need to buy the Nano-PI-R4S in an iron case, this is an almost ideal device for home use controlled by OPNsense.

Sleep Walker.

Thanks a lot, just received a 10USD metal housing for R2S and it now runs at 59 degree max.

I have not experienced any issues with ure/RTL8153B so far, but Internet line is running at 40mbps max. So I hope you will continue maintain the R2S images, as the device now does a really perfect job – it is a real magic being able to run OPNsense on these little ARM boxes. BR Ryker


Hi there, can you please briefly explain how ure driver issues will be recognised? I do see some instability in my setup with R2S even at very low throughput rates, but cannot judge if this is related to ure/LAN interface. Please let me know. R4S is quite expensive in the meantime, I am willing to spend the money, but want to be sure there will be a real benefit coming from it compared to R2S. BR

Boards

MOCHAbin

October 13th, 2021
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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.

We are interested in installing FreeBSD/OPNsense/TrueNAS
on this board.

 

 

МochaBin-5G SBC diagram.

Diagram

Board Specifications  

SoC Model

Marvell Armada 7040 quad-core Corex-A72 processor
SoC Architecture ARMv8 64-bit
CPU Frequency UP to 1.4GHz
Memory  
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
Others  
Battery CR2032 battery holder for RTC
LEDs 4 x GPIO Controlled LED
Power supply 12V DC or PoE
Power button 1

Source: https://www.cnx-software.com/

Links

Mochabin Wiki: https://espressobin.net/mochabin_wiki/tiki-index.php

GlobalScale GitHub: https://github.com/globalscaletechnologies

FreeBSD startup log via standard U-Boot

FreeBSD startup log via custom EDK2 UEFI BootLoader

Here’s what a custom build of OPNsense for MOCHAbin looks like.
It remains to add support for native Ethernet.

Boards, NAS, SoCs