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WHLE-LS1 High Performance Single Board Computer

NXP Layerscape® LS1 series SoC
based on Arm® Cortex-®A53 and Cortex®-A72.
SmartNIC features and over 45,0000 CoreMark® performance

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High Performance
Single Board Computer

  • NXP Layerscape® processor
  • up to 1.8 GHz
  • up to 8 cores
  • Packet processing engine
  • 4x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3x PCIe M.2
  • 2x 10 Gbit/s SFP+
  • up to 64 GB eMMC

High performance Single Board Computer with extensive connectivity features.

  • Small form factor, perfect for custom routers and firewalls
  • Featuring NXP Layerscape® processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex®-A72.
  • Hardware network traffic processing engine
  • Easy to expand thanks to PCIe M.2 connectors

Utilize the full power of WHLE’s Layerscape® processor

Processor with up to 8 cores, up to 1.8 GHz per core. Capable of real-time computation. Comes in two variants - the powerful LS1026/46 with DPAA, or the energy efficient LS1048/88 with DPAA2.

Capable of delivering over 45,000 CoreMark® with SmartNIC features.


WHLE-LS1 WHALE - Specification

SoC NXP Layerscape® SoC variants:
  • LS1026, 2 core ARM® Cortex-A72® 1.8 GHz CPU with DPAA
  • LS1046, 4 core ARM® Cortex-A72® 1.8 GHz CPU with DPAA
  • LS1048, 4 core ARM® Cortex-A53® 1.4 GHz CPU with DPAA2
  • LS1088, 8 core ARM® Cortex-A53® 1.6 GHz CPU with DPAA2
Memory 1x SO-DIMM socket supporting DDR4 SDRAM with ECC (up to 2100 MT/s)
  • 4x 1 Gbit/s RJ45
  • 2x 10 Gbit/s SFP+
Mass storage
  • 4-64GB eMMC
  • 16 MB QSPI NOR Flash
  • M.2 Key-M 2280 D4 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe with I2C
  • M.2 Key-M 2280 D5 PCIe 3.0 x1 NVMe with I2C
  • M.2 Key-E 2230 D5 PCIe 3.0 x1 NVMe with USB 2.0, I2C, UART
  • 1x or 2x USB A 3.0 (host mode)
  • Conclusive Developer Cable connector providing access to:
  • - System UART
  • - JTAG port
  • - System I2C bus
  • 1x USB Micro-B 2.0 console port (System UART)
Software support
  • Linux 4.14 to 5.16 and newer
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • U-Boot
  • Buildroot
  • Yocto and other distributions on request
  • FreeBSD 13 on request
Additional features
  • RTC with CR2032 back-up battery
  • Reset button
  • Power switch
  • Boot source selector DIP switch
  • 2x two-color status LED
  • Two channel fan controller
  • 3 pin and 4 pin fan connectors
  • GPIO connector
  • External I2C (3.3 V)
Power supply 12 V DC, 7 A, 2.5 x 5.5 mm barrel connector
Dimensions 130 x 130 mm
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Whale is applicable for

  • Embedded systems with advanced I/O needs
  • Power-constrained networking and Packet Analysis
  • Wired and Wireless Routing
  • Virtualized Networks
  • Industrial applications
  • Smart Factory
  • Automotive and Machine Control
  • Edge Compute nodes

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