HoneyComb LX2 Workstation

Powerful 16 Core LX2160A Mini ITX
Arm® Workstation

Arm® Workstation – Built to Do Much More

HoneyComb LX2 is not another Arm SBC, but instead, a full-fledge certified Aarch64 based development and testing solution built by developers for developers. There is no custom BSP with this platform, but instead, install and run any Linux or BSD based distribution out of the box, try out VMWare ESXi on Arm, or demo Windows 10 Enterprise on Arm. With 16 cores and up to 64 GB of memory, you have all the hardware resources to develop Arm apps and solutions natively on our workstation. Increase your productivity by easily deploying and testing your Aarch64 code using native virtualization and container solutions. Expand your horizons by leveraging the 4 x 10Gbps SFP+ ports for Software Defined Networking development ideas. HoneyComb LX2 is the Arm64 development tool that will unlock your time to develop the software and ideas that interest you, rather than struggle just getting the board up and running.

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All On One Board

HoneyComb is a feature-rich Mini ITX platform designed for the standard COM Express type 7 form factor – allowing developers easy access to supported modules, with powerful networking and connectivity options.

Push the limit of the network’s edge with CEx7 LX2160A – based on NXP’s outstanding 16 core LX2160A Arm Cortex A72 (2GHz) offering up to 64GB DDR4 (dual channel) and up to 40GbE.

SystemReady ES certified hardware and firmware

SolidRun, NXP and Arm partnered together to bring a hardware and firmware combination that passes Arm’s certification standard of SystemReady ES (Embedded Server).  What this means is that HoneyComb running our tianocore edk2 based firmware will boot and run on most Aarch64 operating systems out of the box.  For us this is a major milestone in being able to provide a platform that no longer requires a custom BSP, but instead allows customers to quickly download and install the operating system that they are most comfortable running.  The standards based firmware and compatibility with off the shelf operating systems also means that security updates and longevity of support are no longer a concern.  SystemReady ES allows customers to treat HoneyComb more like a traditional PC rather than a custom embedded platform.

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We Made It Easy

SolidRun’s 1U Dual Sled server is made for native Arm build server farms, and designed to reduce footprint in racks by integrating two computer units (HoneyComb LX2) into a 1U chassis. If higher levels of integration are needed, please contact us and we’ll gladly work with you on solutions that match your needs.

Our Approach

To simplify development and deployment to our customers SolidRun SW R&D teams are set to provide:
– Optimized BSP.
– Stable long term support for selected distributions.
– Ongoing contributions to mainline projects and community initiatives.
All of our public source code is available on our GitHub page.

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Where to Start?

SolidRun Developer Center is a knowledge base platform that contains hundreds of articles about topics such as getting started, product documentation and reference designs, in-depth software articles,
software development guidelines and much more.
New articles are added on a weekly basis by our hardware and software engineers.

For more information about the HoneyComb software section click here.

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Always There for You

Our global technical support department will be happy to assist you, don’t hesitate to contact us!

I/Os3 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Networking4 x SFP+ ports (10GbE each)
1 x 1GbE copper (RJ45)
ProcessorNXP Layerscape LX2160A 16-core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2GHz
Memory & StorageUp to 64GB DDR4 DIMM
4 x SATA 3.0
Misc.USB to STM32 for remote management
Development and Debug interfacesMicro USB
Expansion card I/Os1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3.0, open slot (can support x16)
1 x M.2
Temperature Commercial: 0°C to 70°C
DimensionsPCBA: 170 x 170mm

(*) See list of tested SO-DIMM DDR4 modules.

(**) RAM not included by default.

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Kingston HyperX 32GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 16GB)

Product SD 16GB

Micro SD 16GB
Blank SanDisk Class 10 Micro SD 16GB

A8040 heatsink fan

LX2160A Heatsink & Fan
Fits LX2160, HoneyComb LX2 and ClearFog CX

Please use the template below to create the configuration you are interested in. Since there are many options for each SOM configuration it is not possible to keep all of them in stock, for this purpose SolidRun provides off the shelf configurations with high runner part numbers, please visit our shop to review all of them.

Choose your HoneyComb configuration:

Part number structure
Fixed parameterCPU TypeCores optionSPIMemoryeMMCCarrier BoardRevisionTemperatureHeatsink
Options for parameters
Fixed parameterCPU TypeCores optionSPIMemoryeMMCCarrier BoardRevisionTemperatureHeatsink
SRLX = Layerscape LX2216 = 16 cores
212 = 12 cores
208 = 8 cores
S00 = 64Mbit D00G = No DDR
D04G = 4GB
D08G = 8GB
D16G = 16GB
D32G = 32GB
D64G = 64GB
E000 = No eMMC
E008 = 8GB
E016 = 16GB
E032 = 32GB
E064 = 64GB
H = HoneyComb LX209C = Commercial
H = Heatsink

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