HoneyComb Servers/Workstation

Powerful single and Dual Mini ITX Servers and Workstation

High performance and small footprint servers and workstation

 Solidrun’s HoneyComb platforms enable the ARM developers community and Edge data center with highly integrated high performance platforms in a most efficient footprint to meet the demanding performance requirements and tight rack spaces at the edge. The HoneyComb platform support high performance networking connectivity and are perfect fit for various networking workloads, e.g. VNF, SD-WAN, Firewall and uCPE.

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Dual high performance and low profile Mini-ITX motherboards

Dual Sled servers designed to reduce footprint in racks by integrating two computer units into a 1U chassis. Built based on highly integrated SoCs and motherboards with multi Network ports at up to 100GbE, PCIe extensions for GPU or acceleration, NVMe M.2 for storage  and USB3.0. 

High performance Mini-ITX platforms for developers

Mini-ITX platform made for native workstation, and designed for enabling developers to quickly build and test variary of applications. Built based on highly integrated SoCs and motherboards with multi Network ports at up to 100GbE, PCIe extensions for GPU or acceleration, NVMe M.2 for storage  and USB3.0. 

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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.

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!

HONEYCOMB LX2 WORKSTATION

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.

Price From $800
I/Os 3 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Networking 4 x SFP+ ports (10GbE each)
1 x 1GbE copper (RJ45)
Processor NXP Layerscape LX2160A 16-core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2GHz
Memory & Storage Up to 64GB DDR4 DIMM
64GB eMMC
MicroSD
4 x SATA 3.0
Display None
Misc. USB to STM32 for remote management
Development and Debug interfaces Micro USB
JTAG
Expansion card I/Os 1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3.0, open slot (can support x16)
1 x M.2
Temperature Commercial: 0°C to 70°C
Dimensions PCBA: 170 x 170mm

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

(**) RAM not included by default.

Dual high performance and low profile Mini-ITX motherboards

Dual Sled servers made for native server farms, and designed to reduce footprint in racks by integrating two computer units into a 1U chassis. Built based on highly integrated SoCs and motherboards with multi Network ports at up to 100GbE, PCIe extensions for GPU or acceleration, NVMe M.2 for storage  and USB3.0. The platforms run any Linux or BSD based distribution out of the box, try out VMWare ESXi,, or demo Windows 10 Enterprise.

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ClearFog CX LX2
COMPARISONHoneyComb LX2 Base 1U ServerHoneyComb LX2 Pro 1U Server
PriceFrom $3000
From $3500
I/Os3 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
3 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Networking4 x SFP+ ports (10GbE each)
1 x 1GbE copper (RJ45)
1 x QSFP ports (100GbE)
4 x SFP+ ports (10GbE each)
1 x 1GbE copper (RJ45)
Processor2 x NXP Layerscape LX2160A 16-core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2GHz2 x NXP Layerscape LX2160A 16-core Arm Cortex A72 up to 2GHz
Memory & StorageUp to 64GB DDR4 DIMM
64GB eMMC
MicroSD
4 x SATA 3.0
Up to 64GB DDR4 DIMM
64GB eMMC
MicroSD
4 x SATA 3.0
Misc.USB to STM32 for remote management
USB to STM32 for remote management
Development and Debug interfacesMicro USB
JTAG
Micro USB
JTAG
Power1 x 300W PSU
2 x PWM 40mm x 40mm fans
1 x 300W PSU
2 x PWM 40mm x 40mm fans
Expansion card I/Os1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3.0, open slot (can support x16)
1 x M.2 for SSD NVMe
1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3.0, open slot (can support x16)
1 x M.2 for SSD NVMe
Temperature Commercial: 0°C to 40°C
Commercial: 0°C to 40°C
Enclosure1U 19” Rackmount Chassis with Dual Mini-ITX Sleds
1U 19” Rackmount Chassis with Dual Mini-ITX Sleds

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

(**) RAM not included by default.

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

Product SD 16GB

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

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LX2160A Heatsink & Fan
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