Embedded network and server applications are this board’s raison d’etre and it does it really well. The camera and GPIO access are what let this board down. But the camera issue should be resolved for end users.
When the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 was released in late 2020, we knew that it was destined for embedded server projects. The official Compute Module IO board has all of the connections, but the awkward form factor shows that it was never meant to be used in a project. For project use, we need bespoke carrier boards which break out the required connections.
Seeed’s Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board is compatible with all Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 boards and is designed to create network devices, file server and software router applications. The inclusion of USB 3.0 is a sweetener for those of us eager to create low power, large storage devices based on the Raspberry Pi.