Announced at the end of last year TECHBASE launched the ModBerry M300, a Linux IoT gateway powered by FriendlyELEC NanoPi NEO board equipped with Allwinner H3 Cortex A7 processor.
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.
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.