The heart of device – motherboard – is based on a powerful PowerPC
processor that can handle with very dense package traffic and its
distribution. Version 1.1 supports one MiniPCI card operating at 3,3V.
Power can be fed trough power supply connector located on motherboard or a
RJ45 connector – so called PoE (Power over Ethernet). Recommended length
of the wire for 12V/1.5A supply shouldn’t exceed 25
meters. When using supply with higher voltage (24V) the wire can be up to
150 meters long
||1x MiniPCI 3,3V
Serial port (console)
||RJ45 10/100Mbit with autodetection
||Hardware i Software
|-25 do +55 C
|5-24V (PoE recommended 18-24V)
Detailed description can be found in
magicbox.pdf file on our ftp.
Magicbox is equipped with useful software that enables operation as a very
efficient Wireless Lan Router/Bridge. Devices we sell have the software
installed and can be preconfigured on demand.
address Magicbox to people who want to build WiFi network core of high
efficiency or exchange their weak toys (like planet or dlink) for
professional hardware with advanced admin functions.
to work at high distances
Instead calculating ACK
parameter we just fill in the distance to the furthest transmitter in
XR, RTS/CTS and Fragmentation
parameters can be set
Real TCP transfer (ftp
transmission) up to 4-5MB/s Point-to-Point.
As you can see the board is quite small, but packed
with all crucial functions like eg. Hardware WatchDog – it prevents the
device from crashing when sudden voltage drops or application errors
Motherboard bottom view. PowerPC processor needs no
cooling in most cases but a small cooling radiator might find helpful when
device is mounted near heat sources.
I2C connector enables connection up to 128 devices,
such as thermometers, RTC and so on.
The board with MiniPCI cm9 card installed
With JTAG connector you can reanimate the device in
case of losing Bootloader or install your own. Complete kit includes
software with manual and a simple JTAG
Magicbox has been adapted for powering through Lan
wire. In the above picture we present schematic for connecting PoE supply
with local network and device. When using a different supply one must
remember about recommended high current output at low voltages or use
higher voltage – up to 24V. The symptoms of using an incorrect supply are
KernelPanic prompt in console or frequent restarts of the device.