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Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series Are Powered by Intel Bay Trail-I SoCs for Automation, Transportation, and Digital Signage

March 17th, 2017 No comments

Dell has recently introduced Edge Gateway 3000 series with three models powered by Intel Bay Trail-I processor, running Ubuntu Core 16 or Windows 10 IoT, with each model targeting respectively general-purpose automation, transportation & logistics, and digital signage and retail.

The specifications for the three models can be found in the table below.

Dell Edge Gateway 3001
Model for General-Purpose Automation
Dell Edge Gateway 3002
Model for Transportation & Logistics
Dell Edge Gateway 3003
Model for Media & Retail Kiosks
SoC Intel Atom E3805 dual core processor  @ 1.33 GHz (3W TDP) Intel Atom E3815 single core processor @ 1.46 GHz with GPU @ 400 MHz (5W TDP)
System Memory 2 GB DDR3L-1066
Storage 8 or 32 GB eMMC flash
Industrial-grade Micro-SD card: 8GB / 16GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
Connectivity 1 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
with PoE (15.4W)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Optional ZigBee module.
2x 10/100 Fast Ethernet (RJ-45), main port supports PoE (15.4W)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Integrated Zigbee/802.15.4 module for mesh
networking.
2 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet (RJ-45).
Main port supports PoE (15.4W)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Optional ZigBee module
Cellular Connectivity 3G or 4G LTE for select countries, US/Canada 4G LTE with AT&T or Verizon
Video & Audio DisplayPort 1.1 up to 2560×[email protected]
3.5mm Line Out/Line
In; RealTek codec
Serial Interfaces 2x RS-232/422/485.
GPIOs 8x channel, independently
programmable, DAC, ADC.
CAN Bus CAN2.0 A/B/FD 1Mbps (CAN2.0), 5Mbps (CAN-FD)
USB 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
GNSS Integrated GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Pressure, Temperature and Humidity
Power Supply 12V-57V wide DC input;
PoE compliant with IEEE 802.3.af standard up to 15.4 W, 48 V over existing Ethernet infrastructure, no
modifications required.
Dimensions 125 mm x 125 mm x 51 mm
Weight Around 1.1 kg

While all three models can run Ubuntu Core 16 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB 2016, the latter requires a 32GB eMMC flash. Each gateway also comes with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, secure boot, BIOS password and I/O port disablement, and a fleet of gateway can be managed via Dell Edge Device Manager (EDM) cloud-based manageability suite (sold separately).

Gateway 30001 used for Mining Operations – Click to Enlarge

The gateway can be used for all sort of applications from mining management systems as shown above, to 18-wheelers, and revenue generating city fountains.

Dell Edge Gateway 3000 series will start selling this May for $399 and up. More details can be found on Dell website.

Samlinking D240 Mediatek MT7620A Router Boards Support Two 4G LTE mini PCIe Modules, PoE for $38 and Up

December 13th, 2016 2 comments

Samlinking Technologies, a manufacturer of 4G WiFi integrated solution based in Shenzhen, has launched D240 router board powered by Mediatek MT7620A MIPS processor with 128MB RAM, 64 MB flash, four Fast Ethernet LAN ports, one Fast Ethernet WAN port with PoE, as well as two PCIe slots accepting 4G LTE modems.dual-lte-router-boardThree Samlinking D240 models are available with D240A1, D240A2, and D240A3 with different combination of LTE module, and 802.11 b/g/n and/or 802.11ac connectivity.

  • SoC – Mediatek MTK7620A MIPS processor @ 580MHz

    mt7620a-board-case

    Enclosure for D240 Board

  • System Memory – 128MB
  • Storage – 64MB flash + micro SD card slot
  • Connectivity
    • 802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 300, or 300 + 867 Mbps depending on model+ 2 u.FL connectors
    • 5x 100 Mbps Ethernet port (RJ45) with 4 LAN ports, 1 WAN port with PoE 802.3af
    • 2x PCIe slot with LTE Cat3 to Cat 6 modem cards
    • 2x SIM card slots
  • Serial – 1x 4-pin header
  • USB – 1x USB host port
  • Expansion – Footprints for Bluetooth, I2S, and UARTF/PCM
  • Misc – 9x LEDs, reset button, extra watchdog timer
  • Power – 12V via power barrel, or 802.3af PoE
  • Dimensions – 11 x 8.3 x 3 cm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20ºC to 70ºC; storage: -40ºC to 90ºC
  • Certifications – CE, RoHS, FCC Compliance

The board can run OpenWrt or a custom firmware. I’ve asked the company for more details about software and documentation, but only received information about the hardware…
mediatek-mt7620a-bluetooth-i2s-uart-pcm
D240A1 board is available now for $38 (sample price) plus shipping without any LTE modems, while D240A2 board sells with one LTE cat3/4 modem for $90, or a Cat6 modem for $150, and D240A3 comes with two LTE modems  (cat4+ cat6; up to 450 Mbps) for $220. Prices are cheaper for quantities over 500 pieces. There’s no online shop, so if you are interested you’d have to contact the company directly through their website.

Orange Pi Zero Allwinner H2+ Board with WiFi and Ethernet is Up for Sale for $7 and Up

November 2nd, 2016 79 comments

Orange Pi Zero development board powered by Allwinner H2+ quad core Cortex A7 processor with 256 to 512MB RAM, Ethernet, and USB ports is now available for sale on Aliexpress for just $6.99, which shipping adding $3.39 in my case bringing the total to $10.38.

orange-pi-zero-board

Orange Pi Zero specifications:

  • SoC – Allwinner H2(+) quad core Cortex A7 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU @ 600 MHz
  • System Memory – 256 to 512 MB DDR3-1866 SDRAM
  • Storage – micro SD card slot
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet + 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Allwinner XR819 WiFi module) with u.FL antenna connector and external antenna
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Expansion headers – Unpopulated 26-pin “Raspberry Pi B+” header + 13-pin header with headphone, 2x USB 2.0, TV out, microphone and IR receiver signals
  • Debugging – Unpopulated 3-pin header for serial console
  • Misc – 2x LEDs
  • Power Supply – 5V via micro USB port or optional PoE
  • Dimensions – 52 x 46 mm
  • Weight – 26 grams

Based on the hardware features and likely good availability it’s a serious contender to Raspberry Pi Zero (and Nano Pi NEO) for headless applications, and provided Allwinner H2+ is close enough to Allwinner H3 software support should be fairly good, as I expect armbian support very soon. Allwinner XR819 is a completely new WiFi module, at least to me, so there may be driver issues, but if it is working in the firmware image provided by Orange Pi (none so far), it should be possible to add this to other Linux images too. [Update: Orange Pi Zero schematics are now available]

orange-pi-zero-descriptionThe Aliexpress page explains the default version has 256MB RAM, but it’s not really clear whether / how we can buy the 512MB version. [Update: The 512MB version now available on Aliexpress for $8.99 + shipping]

Thanks to OvCa77 for the tip.

VoCore2 WiFi IoT Board Launched with Audio, PoE & “Ultimate” Docks (Crowdfunding)

October 6th, 2016 1 comment

Vocore WiFi IoT board was popular at its launch in 2014 because affordable WiFi boards with I/Os were not common at the time, and it came with an Ethernet dock making it a complete router within a tiny and cute cube. The developers have been working on VoCore2 (aka Vocore V2) with a faster processor, more memory, a lower power consumption, a better WiFi signal, and more I/Os for several months, and have now launched the board on Indiegogo aiming to raise at least $6,000 for mass production.

vocore-v2

Vocore2 and Audio Dock

Vocore2 board specifications:

  • SoC – Mediatek MT7628AN MIPS processor @ 580 MHz
  • System Memory – 128 MB DDR2
  • Storage – 16MB NOR FLASH, 1x SDXC via I/O pins
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11n 2T2R up to 300 Mbps with either 2 u.FL connector or 1 u.FL connector + on-board chip antenna (Max signal output >19.5dbm peak)
    • 2x 10/100M Ethernet interfaces via I/O pins
  • I/Os – About 30 GPIOs multiplexed with 3x UARTs, 1x I2C, 1x I2S, 1x reference clock, 1x USB 2.0, 1x PCIe 1.1, 1x high speed SPI (40Mbps max), 1x SPI slave, 2x hardware PWM
  • Power Supply – Input: 3.6~6.0V; output: 1.8V, 3.3V.
  • Power Consumption – 74mA @ 5V (wifi on, no data transfer); 233mA @ 5V (max speed cpu and wireless)
  • Dimensions –  25.4 x 25.4 x 2.8 mm

The new board runs OpenWrt/LEDE based on Linux, and can be programmed in C, Java, Python, Ruby, Javascript, etc… The developers claim they’ll release the “full hardware design including schematic, circuit diagram(PCB); full source code including bootloader, system, applications”, something which they’ve already done with Vocore (v1).

Vocore2 + Ultimate Dock

Vocore2 + Ultimate Dock

Considering we have an embarrassment of choices of low cost Linux WiFi boards with easy to use platforms such as Mediatek LinkIt Smart 7688 or Onion Omega2, the main draw to the new Vocore V2 is mostly because of its three docks:

  1. AirPlay Dock – Adds a micro USB port for power, as well as an audio codec and 3.5mm audio jack to connect to speakers. Dimensions with Vocore2: 25.4 x 25.4 x 9.0 mm
  2. PoE Dock – To upgrade existing wall-mount Ethernet panel to a wireless hotspot
  3. Ultimate Dock – Combines audio jack, Ethernet (RJ45) port, micro SD slot, USB 2.0 host port, micro USB port for power and debugging, and a AD/DA converter to connect sensors. It can be used to store data in the SD card, as CCTV DVR system by adding a USB webcam, as a voice command system with a microphone, and so on. Dimensions with Covore2: 28 x 28 x 22 mm
vocore2-poe-dock

Vocore2 and PoE Dock installed in a (not included) Wall-Mount Ethernet Panel

Some extra details about the docks, and some earlier firmware release would have been nice to have, but I could not find this information on their Indiegogo page.

VoCore2 module starts at $12 (Early bird), Vocore2 + Airplay or PoE dock goes for $29, and you’d have to pledge $39 for Vocore2 with Ultimate dock (and case?). Bundle rewards are also available with 5 pieces for each kit.  Shipping is not included but only adds $3 to $10 depending on the selected reward, and delivery is scheduled for November 2016 for most rewards, except PoE rewards which should be shipped later in January 2017.

Ventana GW5220 ARM Linux SBC Supports WiFi, Wimax, 3G Cellular Connectivity & PoE

April 29th, 2015 No comments

Gateworks recently launched another Freescale i.MX6 board part of theur Ventana family with Ventana GW5220 single board computer with Freescale i.MX6 dual processor, HDMI out, Ethernet, and a PCIe slot that takes modules adding WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/a, 4G Wimax, and 3G (CDMA/GSM) connectivity, as well as other compatible PCIe modules.
Gateworks_GW5220Gateworks GW5520 board specifications:

  • SoC- Freescale i.MX6 Dual with 2x Cortex A9 core @ 800MHz and Vivante GPU
  • System Memory – 512 MB (default) to 2GB DDR3-800 SDRAM
  • Storage – 256 MB (default) to 2GB Flash, micro SD slot, serial configuration EEPROM
  • Connectivity – 1x Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45)
  • Video Output and Input – HDMI 1.4 out, CVBS, Y/C, and YPbPr inputs, LVDS output (TIA/EIA 644-A)
  • Audio – HDMI, analog stereo Line In/Out, or Headphone/Mic
  • Expansion – 2x Mini PCIe sockets including one supporting USB and SIM socket, and the other supporting PCIe, mSATA and USB signals.
  • Other I/O ports:
    • Serial – 2x RS232, CAN Bus 2.0B @ 1 Mbps, optional RS485 serial port
    • SPI, GPIO
    • USB – 1x USB 2.0 OTG port up to 480 Mbps
  • Misc – RTC with battery,  voltage & temperature monitor; 6-axis accelerometer/magnetometer, optional GPS receiver, etc…
  • Power Supply – 8 to 60V DC via a power barrel or 36 to 60V DC via 802.3af PoE
  • Typical power consumption – 2W Watts @ 25 C (0.08A @ 24VDC)
  • Dimensions – 100 x 70 x 21 mm
  • Weight – 57 grams
  • Operating Temperature – -40 to +85 C
Ventana GW5220 Block Diagram

Ventana GW5220 Block Diagram

The company can provide OpenWRT, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, and Android BSPs (Board Support Packages). A development kit with GW5220 network computer, cables (Ethernet, Serial, USB, AV), a passive PoE power injector and power supply, and a JTAG programmer is also available. More technical details about the board and supported wireless modules can be found on Ventana Wiki.

Ventana GW5220 board has started shipping, and costs $297 per unit for 100 pieces orders. The development kit pricing has not been disclosed, but you can find request more information via Ventana Development Kits page, as well as Ventana GW5520 product page.

Toucan-0700 HMI Panel Runs Linux or Android on Freescale i.MX6 Processors

February 21st, 2015 4 comments

TechNexion Toucan-0700 is an HMI (Human Machine Interface) panel based on Freescale i.MX6 modules and a baseboard following EDM standard for system-on-modules. The 7″ panel PC features the same EDM1-CF-IMX6 SoM used in Wandboard development boards, and runs various Linux distributions, as well as Android 4.3 or 4.4.

Toucan-0700Toucan-0700 specifications:

  • SoC – Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Duallite Cortex A9 processor with Vivante GPUs (i.MX6 Dual/Quad on request)
  • System Memory – 512MB (Solo), 1GB (Duallite)
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC + micro SD slot
  • Display – 7″ LCD display with LED backlight, 1024×600 resolution;  16M colors;  500 cd/m²; 4 points touchscreen
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 for external display
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet with POE function 802.3at, and optional WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 (Broadcom BCM4330)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x USB OTG 3.0 connector, 2x internal pin headers
  • Serial – 1x RS-232 (galvanic isolated), 1x RS-232/422/485 (galvanic isolated), 2x Flex CAN version 2.0B Compliant (galvanic isolated)
  • Other I/Os and expansions
    • 4x GPIO
    • 1x internal pin header (if touchpanel is not used)
    • Audio speaker connectors (Left / Right) (2 Watt pre-amplified)
  • Misc – 1x Reset button, 1x Boot select button (force SD card boot)
  • Power Supply –
    • 10~30VDC via 2 pin DC power terminal block
    • 36~57VDC Power over Ethenet (PoE) 802.3at
  • Power Consumption – 7 Watt
  • Dimensions – 184 (W) x 122 (H) x 30 (D) mm
  • Weight 595 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operation 0° to 60° C; Storage: -20° to 70° C
  • Relative Humidity – 10 – 90%
  • MTBF – 50,000 hours
  • Shock – 50G / 25 ms; Vibration 20G / 0-600 Hz
  • Certifications – CE, FCC, RoHS, REACh directives

Mounting can be achieved via 4 mounting clips (included), or an optional 35×75 VESA Mount (MIS C. Standard). You find hardware and software documentation, as well as Linux 3.x, Yocto 1.5, Ubuntu 12.04, Android 4.3 (jellybean), Android 4.4 (Kitkat) images, and Linux 3.0.35 SDK on Toucan-0700 Documentation and Downloads page.

Toucan-0700_Connectors

Vertical or Horizontal Connectors Configuration

Toucan-0700 HMI panel appears to be available now. Further information can be fond on TechNexion’s Toucan-0700 product page. The product can also be purchased in Europe via DENX Computer or Texim Europe, which lists the product for 540.09 Euros without Wi-FI/Bluetooth, and 584.00 Euros with.

Habey HIO Project ARM Board and HIO Wallpad PoE Automation Panel (Crowdfunding)

April 22nd, 2014 2 comments

Habey has recently unveiled HIO Project, a $100 ARM Linux board designed for rapid prototyping powered by Freescale i.MX6 dual lite or quad, and shortly after, the company launched a Kickstarter project for HIO Wallpad, an in-wall Power-over-Ethernet touch controller for home or office automation embedding HIO Project boards.

HIO Project Boards

HIO Project Stackable Board: Main Board + PoE + Display Board (Click to Enlarge)

HIO Project Stackable Board: PoE Daughter board (top) + Main Board (middle) + IO Daughter Board (bottom) – Click to Enlarge

HIO Main Board (HIO-EMB-1200) specifications:

  • Soc – Freescale i.MX6 Dual Lite or Quad ARM Cortex A9 processor @ 1 GHz + Vivante GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4G iNAND flash, 1x micro SD socket
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI
  • Audio – 1x on-board audio codec with 1W Amplifier built-in to I/O expansion headers
  • Connectivity – 1x GbE PHY to I/O expansion headers
  • Expansion Connectors:
    • 1x PCIe PHY to I/O expansion headers
    • 8x 50-pin 1.27mm pitch female header for I/Os: 24bit Parallel Display Port, dual channel 24bit LVDS, MIPI DSI up to 24bit, MIPI CSI up to 4 lane, 8bit parallel camera interface, GbE PHY, x1 PCIe PHY, 2x USB2.0, I2S audio codec output with Line-out/detect, Line-out, Mic-in/detect, speaker out (1W), 4bit SDIO, IOMUX outputs: up to 5x UART, 2x CAN, 3x SPI, 3x I2C, 34 configurable GPIO
  • USB – 2x USB2.0, 1x OTG (Device)
  • Debug ports – 1x UART Console, 1x JTAG
  • Power – 5VDC
  • Dimensions – 72mm x 80mm x 10mm (HIoTX form factor)
HIO Mainboard

HIO Main board

There are three daughter boards available:

  • POE Board (HIO-POE1260-IWK)
    • Standard RJ45, Power Over Ethernet 802.3af compliant
    • Ethernet RJ45 POE input or standard GbE input without POE module
    • Serial Port 1x RS-232 (Tx, Rx) via RJ45, 3x RS-232 (Tx, Rx) via pin header
    • Power – DC Input 2 pin terminal block or RJ45 12V DC power input
    • Dimensions – 72mm x 60mm
  • IO Board (HIO-IOB1240)
    • Ethernet -1x GbE RJ45
    • Camera – 1x 8bit Parallel, 1x MIPI 2-lane CSI,
    • I/O – 2x I2C, 2x USB2.0, 1x 4bit SDIO, 1x 5V +3.3V pin header
    • Audio – 1x Line-out, 1x Line-in, 1x Mic-in, 2x 1W speaker out
    • Power – 5VDC Power In
    • Dimensions – 72mm x 40mm
  • HIO-PNL1280-IWK Board
    • Display -Parallel RGB, default support Sharp 3.5” LCD Panel, 2.8VDC
    • Audio -1x Mic-in, 2x 1W speaker out
    • WiFi -1x USB WiFi Module
    • I/O -1x USB2.0, 1x I2C for TP, 1x power button
    • Dimensions – 72x 80mm

The main power can work on standalone, and you can insert one or more daughter boards, at the top or bottom of the main board. In the picture above the main board is apparently coupled via the PoE board and HIO-PNL1280-IWK daughter board. The company can provide the Android SDK, and a Linux SDK is also in the work. The IO boards, panel boards, POE boards and other daughter boards, add-on modules developed for the HIO Project should become open hardware,  albeit not the main board.

The boards should become available at the end of May , but you can now reserve the main board (Dual Lite) for $99.99, PoE  board for $59.99, IO Board for $19.99 and a 5V/3A power supply for $12.99. Shipping varies between $12.99 and and $39.99 depending on your location. Strangely,  HIO-PNL1280-IWK board shown in the first photo does not seem to be available for reservation. You can find details more on HIO Project website. If you’re feeling lucky, you could also participate in the giveaway “competition” to get one of 5 free kits.

HIO Wallpad

HIO Wallpad kickstarter project showcases HIO Project capabilities, and allows you to connect and control your entire home or office automation system via a single PoE Ethernet cable for data and power, albeit there’s also Wi-Fi connectivity as an option. It’s basically like a 3.5″ Android phone that you’d insert in your wall running Android 4.2.2 or, soon, Linux.

HIO_WallpadHIO Wallpad specifications:

  • SoC – Freescale Cortex A9 1GHz i.MX6 DualLite with Vivante GC880 (3D) and GC320 (2D) GPUs
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4GB NAND flash, 1x microSD slot (internal)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi
  • USB – 1x mini USB 2.0 OTG (device only, internal)
  • Audio – MIC-in internal header, 2x header to 2x 1W internal speaker (optional)
  • Display – 3.5″ LCD capacitive touchscreen panel connected via a parallel RGB interface. Resolution 480×800.
  • PoE – Via aforementioned HIO-POE1260-IWK board.
  • Enclosure –  2-gang box (vertical) made of plastic, aluminum, and steel.
  • Dimensions – 164 x 114 x 40 mm
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 – 50°C

Thanks to the company’s PoE dedicated system and third-party home automation software, the HIO Wallpad can be used as a standalone home automation system. However, another goal of the project is to make it hacker-friendly, so that hobbyists can code their own software and/or develop their own hardware to control anything they can think of, and eventually build a community around HIO Project. If your application requires a bit more real estate on the screen, a  7″ development kit is available as a perk.

An “early adaptors” $139 pledge will get you an HIO Wallpad with PoE, $159 HIO Wallpad PoE + Wi-Fi. Both perks exclude the 2-Gang box, PoE injector/switch and network cables shown on the picture, so you’ll have to acquired them separately. The 7″ display development kit goes for $499. Shipping is free in the US, but $30 or $50 outside depending on the perk. If the campaign is successful, products will be shipped in batch in July, August and September.

Akros Silicon AS1860 PoE Chipset Delivers 60-90W To Power Laptops, Thin Clients, IPTV…

November 16th, 2012 No comments

Akros Silicon has just announced the availability of the AS1860, the latest SoC energy management IC of the company’s GreenEdge family. The AS1860 SoC and provide 60W and above (up to 90W) of power via Ethernet (PoE) to Powered Device (PD) applications such as thin clients, monitors, industrial Ethernet, IPTV, building management, Industrial Networking and many other high power designs.

Broadcom BCM59111 Power Sourcing Equipment and Akros AS1860 in Powered Device (Click to Enlarge)

The company has showcased their solution at Electronica 2012, using a demo with a power sourcing equipment featuring Broadcom BCM59111 which can power up to 64 devices (4 per BCM59111 IC, but they can be cascaded to power 64 nodes) and a powered device (laptop) featuring their AS1860 chipset.

The AS1860 SoC offers the following key features:

  • Two chip solution (AS1860 SoC + one external FET) achieving dynamic power-level adjustment (to 60W and above) without using optocouplers and their associated complex compensation networks
  • Higher power conversion efficiency due to communication across the isolation barrier
  • More accurate output-voltage sensing using a resistor-divider sensor on the secondary side

I suppose you probably won’t use this technology at home, but it could start to show up in offices where only one CAT cable is used to carry data and power to workstations or other devices that can run with 60 to 90 W power.

The AS1860 SoC is available in a 64-pin 9×9 QFN package, and costs $4.69 per unit in 3K quantities.

You can find some more information on Akros Silicon website, and you may also want to check out Broadcom BCM59111 product brief.

Via: EngineeringTV.com (Video Interview)