The company has now made four extra variants of the gateway with Allwinner H5 quad core Cortex A53 based development boards from FriendlyELEC and Shenzhen Xunlong:
- Modberry M300 N2 – Based on NanoPi NEO2
- Modberry M300 N2+ – Based on NanoPi NEO Plus2 adding 8GB eMMC flash, WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0, and an extra USB port over the N2 model
- Modberry M300 O1 – Based on Orange Pi Zero Plus
- Modberry M300 O2 – Based on Orange Pi Zero Plus2 adding 8GB eMMC flash, HDMI, one extra USB port, and Bluetooth 4.0 over the O1 model, but falling back to 10/100 Ethernet, while all three models above come with Gigabit Ethernet
To avoid confusion, the original NanoPi NEO model has changed name to ModBerry M300 N1. The specifications summary / comparison between the 5 models can be found in the table below.
All Modberry gateways also support internal “ExCard” expansion modules and “modems” with the latest options including:
- SuperCap expansion to provide constant power supply as a UPS option
- OLED 0.96” & OLED 1.3″ screens
- ESP32 module as a security chip, to add a firewall into control installation
- Aluminum case
- Support for 2.5″ SATA drive or M.2 2242 SSD via JMS567 USB to SATA bridge
Existing options are listed below with RS485, M-Bus, analog output, digital output, Zigbee, GPS, 3D, LTE, and so on.
The updated Modberry M300 models are available on demand with pricing depending on project requirements (options / volume). Datasheets and other documentation will be released mid February, at which time, you should also be able to get more details on Modberry microsite.
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