We’ve previously covered TECHBASE ModBerry industrial IoT gateways leveraging Raspberry Pi 3, FriendlyELEC NanoPi M1 Plus, or AAEON’s UP Linux boards. The company has now launched Moduino X series modules powered by Espressif ESP32 WiFi + Bluetooth SoC to be used as end points together with their ModBerry gateways.
Two models have been developed so far, namely Moduino X1 and X2, with the following specifications:
- Wireless Module – ESP32-WROVER with ESP32 dual-core Tensilica LX6 processor @ 240 MHz, 4MB pSRAM (512KB as option), 4MB SPI flash;
- External Storage – X2 only: micro SD card slot
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi up to 16 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.2 LE with u.FL antenna connector
- X2 only: 10/100M Ethernet
- Options: LoRa (Semtech SX1272); Sigfox (TI CC1125); LTE Cat M1/NB1; Zigbee
- Serial – 2x RS-232/485
- Display – Optional 0.96″ OLED display with 128×64 resolution
- Expansion I/Os
- 4x Digital I/O (0 ~ 3V)
- 2x Analog Input:
- A2 Only: 2x analog output (optional)
- A2 only: support for Techbase ExCard add-on modules for extr RS-232/485 ports, Ethernet ports, PCIe slots, analog input and output, digital I/Os, relays, M-Bus interface, etc…
- Battery – Optional battery power support (A1 only); optional UPS function with LiPo battery or Supercapacitor
- Power Supply -5V DC
- A1 – ABS: 90 x 36 x 32 mm (LxWxH); Aluminum: 95 x 35 x 41 mm (LxWxH)
- A2 – ABS: 90 x 71 x 32 mm (LxWxH); Aluminum: 95 x 71 x 41 mm (LxWxH)
Moduino A1 consumes less than A2, and can be powered by batteries only, but both models can use battery as UPS. The modules support Espressif ESP-IDF SDK, Zephyr Project, Arduino programming, MicroPython, Mongoose OS, and more, and would typically be used as meters & sensor nodes capable of reporting temperature, humidity, pressure, acceleration, & light with attached sensors. More sensors are being developed by the company.
Moduino X1 & X2 appear to be available now, but you’d need to contact the company to get price information. Visit Moduino X series product page for more details.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
I wondered when someone was going to do this. ESP32’s gotten just too useful to ignore or not do things like this…
That’s actually great news, someone finally made use of this versatile platform
I hate when they dont have the prices on their webpage, or a eshop.
ESP32 based 4zerobox “python-programmable modular tool to develop Industrial IoT solutions that solves interfacing issues with PLCs and IoT cloud services” looks somewhat similar @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1322607643/4zerobox-the-industrial-toolkit-for-iot-solution-p