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IoT gets industry's first sensor-to-cloud hardware platform

Posted: 18 May 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:element14? mangOHTM Green Open Hardware IoT Platform? sensor-to-cloud platform?

Taking Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to market will soon only take a matter of weeks, courtesy of a new sensor-to-cloud platform that provides an all-in-one hardware, software and cloud-based solution for industrial IoT applications.

The mangOHTM Green Open Hardware IoT Platform from element14 and Sierra Wireless allows developers to test and prototype ideas quickly and take IoT solutions to market within weeks. The platform suited for remote monitoring systems, as well as multiple sensor, IoT, and cloud-based applications, making it an ideal solution for data logging in a remote location.

mangOHTM Green Open Hardware

At the heart of the board are two industrial-grade CF3 connectors to enable the use of either an AirPrime HL Series module or an AirPrime WP Series applications processor module from Sierra Wireless. The AirPrime WP Series cellular modem provides the device-to-cloud architecture enabling IoT developers to build a Linux-based product on a single module.

Hardware Features

* 3 IoT Connectors slots QSFP (industrial-grade) to connect sensors, networks, with hot plugin feature

* 2 CF3 connectors (industrial-grade) for application processors and wireless modules

* WP8548 CF3 module with a Cortex A5 application processor, GNSS receiver, and 3G cellular modem

* 1 Arduino connector supporting compatible shields

* 1 USB 2.0 Micro, 1 RS232/Serial, 1 RJ45/Ethernet, 1 Audio Jack

* Micro SD Card slot

* 3 U.FL antenna connectors: primary, secondary/diversity, GPS/GNSS. SMA option available

* Accelerometer and gyroscope

* Battery enabled for low-power wireless applications

* 100mm x 120mm (4in x 4.75in) standard Eurocard format

Legato Linux for Application-Level Development

* Pre-integrated with the open source Legato Linux platform for application-level development

* Secure environment to run and control multiple applications

* A Robust connectivity APIs for accessing cloud and network services such as voice calls, SMS, data

* Multi-language development environment supports both Eclipse-based IDE or Command Line programming

* A Maintained Linux distribution based on the long-term supported Linux kernel (LTSI) hosted by the Linux Foundation

AirVantage Cloud Services

* HTTP-based RESTful APIs for integrating IoT data

* Big Data storage and analytics with aggregated data APIs for driving trend visualization

* Operations console provides a SIM and device management with monitoring dashboards and remote update capabilities for edge applications

The mangOHTM Green IoT Platform is also compatible with other open source initiatives to allow for easy and fast prototyping; these include NXP thread module, Linear Technology Dust Networks and Texas Instruments ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module.

"The goal of the mangOH Green design is to remove the hardware complexity associated with prototyping IoT connected devices. We are excited that Farnell element14 has adopted the open source design and is manufacturing and selling the industrial-grade boards globally," said Andrew Suttle, VP, Global Distribution, OEM Solutions at Sierra Wireless.

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