Traverse Ten64

An eight-core ARM64 networking platform with mainline Linux support

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High-bandwidth Mini-ITX Board for Wired and Wireless Applications

  • CPU: NXP QorIQ LS1088 Eight-Core Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz, 64-bit ARM (including virtualization, crypto, and IOMMU)
  • RAM: Supports DDR4 SO-DIMMs (including ECC) at 2100 MT/s (4-32 GB supported)
  • Storage: 8 MB QSPI NOR flash + 256 MB NAND flash onboard, NVMe SSDs via M.2 Key M, microSD (shared with SIM2)
  • Network: NXP DPAA2 architecture with 8 x 1000Base-T, 2 x 10G SFP+
  • Expansion: 1 x M.2 Key M (PCIe 3.0x2), 2 x miniPCIe (PCIe 2.0), 1 x M.2 Key B (PCIe 3.0x1 + USB 3)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 at rear, 1 x USB 3.0 via internal connector, serial console via USB-C, 3-choose-2 nanoSIM/microSD
  • Software: U-Boot v2020.X+ and Linux Kernel 4.19+; OpenWrt and standard Linux distributions (via EBBR EFI)
  • Form factor: 175 mm x 170 mm, compatible with Mini-ITX, desktop 'appliance' enclosure option available
  • Power: 12 VDC via 8-pin connector (ATX12V and 2.5 mm DC adaptors available), typical base power consumption under 20 W

Ten64 is an eight-core 64-bit ARM board targeted at multi-gigabit networking and embedded applications, with a focus on providing the best development experience possible with close-to-"mainline" versions of ARM Trusted Firmware, U-Boot, and Linux kernel support.

Using NXP’s LS1088A SoC, it includes power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores with a multi-core optimized network block (DPAA2) with potential to scale further in the future with advanced network APIs such as DPDK, as well as virtualization and IOMMU support.

Ten64 has an array of high-bandwidth I/O, including DDR4 SODIMM with ECC, 8 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x 10G SFP+, M.2 key M with PCIe 3.0 x2 for SSD’s, M.2 Key B with USB 3 and PCIe for cellular modems, and two Mini-PCIe slots for 802.11 cards and SATA controllers. To ease development, there is an on-board USB-to-serial converter with USB C, and a development header with control, I2C, and GPIO/interrupt pins.

Potential Applications

  • Networking for wireline and wireless applications
  • NAS and storage
  • Cloud at home - IoT Gateway, Nextcloud
  • "Edge" computing (Docker, Kubernetes, Virtualization etc.)

Traverse Ten64 Architecture

Ten64 block diagram - excludes minor components (e.g., sensors), correct at time of publication

More information

Project Updates

Jul 05, 2020

New Board Revision and Call for Beta Testers

Apologies for the very long wait between updates – at Traverse we have been very busy not only on the Ten64 but a couple of other ongoing projects – and we were unable to launch Ten64 last year as planned. Read the full update.

Sep 20, 2019

Announcing the Ten64

Today we announced the Ten64, a new networking-focused board based on NXP's Layerscape LS1088A SoC. This replaces the previously-planned LS1043 design (Five64). Read the full update.

Apr 22, 2018

Another Step Closer - New Prototypes and New Specifications

A few weeks ago, we received our new OEM model ("LS1043S") prototypes, and we have been busy testing them and sending out samples to our initial customers. Read the full update.

Feb 13, 2018

ARM Virtualization, Testing, and Next Steps

Since our last update, we have been busy designing the next iteration of our LS1043 platform, called the 'LS1043S.' Read the full update.

Sep 07, 2017

Progress, Pivots, and Prototypes

We've been making progress on the prototypes and have upgraded the specifications of the Five64. Read the full update.

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