MaxLinear AnyWAN URX850, URX851, and MxL25641 Intel Atom SoCs target broadband routers and gateways

MaxLinear AnyWAN Atom SoC broadband routers

MaxLinear has just announced the availability of the first three AnyWAN broadband SoCs featuring Intel Atom cores with the MxL25641, URX850, and URX851 processors designed for 5Gbps and 10 Gbps broadband routers and gateways, usually referred to as CPEs (customer premise equipment). When I first read the news of MaxLinear releasing Intel Atom SoCs, I could not quite compute how it was possible, as I can’t remember any third-party releasing Intel processors and I thought it might be a system-in-package instead. But MaxLinear keeps calling those Intel Atom SoCs, and the reason is that the company acquired Intel’s Home Gateway Platform Division in 2020. MaxLinear AnyWAN x86 SoCs key features and specifications: AnyWAN URX850/URX851 (for 10Gbps systems) CPU – 4x Intel Atom CPU cores @ 2 GHz Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR4 or DDR4 Storage – eMMC 5.1 flash Networking 4x 2.5GE PHYs XFI WAN Packet processor for full […]

Robustel industrial IoT gateways run Debian-based OS, offer 5G, 4G LTE, LoRaWAN connectivity

Robustel EG5120 industrial IoT gateway

Robustel has launched three Arm-based industrial IoT gateways namely the EG5100, EG5120, and LG5100 that offer 5G, 4G LTE, and/or LoRaWAN connectivity, and runs Debian 11-based RobustOS Pro Linux operating systems The edge gateways also feature two Ethernet ports, two RS232/RS485 ports for connection to industrial devices, digital inputs and outputs for simple monitoring and control, and support a wide 9 to 60V DC power input through a 2-pin terminal block. Robustel LG5100, EG5100, and EG5120 specifications: SoC/memory/storage LG5100 and EG5100 Unnamed quad-core Cortex-A7 processor @ 792 MHz (possibly NXP i.MX 7ULP) 512MB DDR3 8GB eMMC flash EG5120 Unnamed quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.6 GHz with 2.3 TOPS NPU (very likely NXP i.MX 8M Plus) 2GB DDR4 16GB eMMC flash, microSD card socket Connectivity LG5100 2x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports with support for 802.3af PD feature on eth0 LoRaWAN connectivity with 1x SMA antenna connector, support for EU868, AU915, CN470 […]

LeapFive NB2 quad-core RISC-V processor comes with GPU, NPU, and DSP

LeapFive NB2 quad-core RISC-V processor

After SiFive and StarFive, here comes LeapFive RISC-V silicon vendor offering the NB2 quad-core 64-bit RISC-V application processor with GPU, NPU, and vision and audio DSPs capable of running Linux. LeapFive NB2 processor is equipped with MIPI DSI and LVDS display interface, dual GbE, USB 3.2/2.0 interfaces, and other peripheral interfaces that make it well-suited to a wide range of applications including Smart Home applications, robotics, industrial gateways, drones, building automation, smart cities, digital signage, medical equipment and more. LeapFive NB2 specifications: CPU – Quad-core SiFive U74 64-bit RISC-V processor @ 1.8 GHz delivering 2.5 DMIPS/MHz Cache – 32KB I-cache, 32KB D-cache, 2MB level 2 cache GPU – “High-performance graphics processor” @ 850 MHz DSP – Dedicated vision DSP, audio DSP NPU – Independent AI engine delivering up to 4 TOPS @ 1.4 GHz VPU – 4Kp60 H.264/H.265 Video encoding and decoding, JPEG image codec System Memory – Up to […]

Radair mini gateway – A 3-in-1 LoRaWAN gateway, Helium miner, and environmental monitoring station

Radair mini gateway

Radair mini gateway is a multiple-purpose gateway with LoRaWAN, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth and Ethernet connectivity, a Quectel GNSS module, the ability to connect to the Helium network to mine HNT cryptocurrency, as well as a 4-in-1 Bosch environmental sensor to monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, and air quality. Radair mini gateway specifications: SoC – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 “crypto” CPU System Memory – 2GB DDR3 Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card socket Connectivity WM1302 LoRa concentrator for LoRaWAN support Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 via Mediatek MT7921AU module Dual Antenna – Wi-Fi 6E, LoRa GPS – Quectel GNSS module 4-in-1 Bosch environmental sensor Temperature & Humidity Pressure (Altitude accuracy +/- 1M) Air Quality (Carbon Monoxide, Bacteria, Smoke, Sulfur, Hydrogen) USB – 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C port (in front) for external accessories HW security – Microchip Technologies ECC608 secure element Misc – Reset/Bluetooth […]

SONOFF NSPanel Pro Android control panel doubles as WiFi & Zigbee Smart Home gateway

SONOFF NSPanel Pro

ITEAD has introduced the SONOFF NSPanel Pro Smart Home control panel running Android 8.1 on a Rockchip PX30 quad-core Cortex-A35 processor and acting as a Smart Home gateway thanks to an 802.15.4 radio for Zigbee 3.0, and 2.4 GHz 802.11b WiFi for connectivity. The NSPanel Pro follows the ESP32-powered SONOFF NSPanel introduced just last year but offers much more flexibility with Android, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash, and also offers a slightly larger 3.95-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480×480 resolution. SONOFF NSPanel Pro specifications: SoC – Rockchip PX30 quad-core Cortex-A35 processor with Arm Mali-G31 GPU System Memory – 2GB DDR3 Storage – 8GB eMMC 5.1 flash Display – 3.95-inch capacitive touchscreen color TFT display with 480×480 resolution Audio – 1W speaker, digital microphone for two-way communication (intercom) Connectivity 802.15.4 radio with Zigbee 3.0 support. Matter and BLE Mesh scheduled for 2023 2.4 GHz 802.11b WiFi Sensor – Light sensor for […]

52Pi CM4 Router Board also features HDMI, 40-pin Raspberry Pi HAT header, and OLED display

52Pi CM4 Router Board

We’ve already seen compact Raspberry Pi CM4 based router boards with two Ethernet ports from DFRobots, Seeed Studio, and MCUZone. 52Pi CM4 Router Board expands on the same principle but also offers HDMI output, a 40-pin GPIO header for Raspberry Pi HAT expansion boards, and a small OLED information display. The board also includes two Gigabit Ethernet, plus the WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity from the Raspberry Pi CM4, and the extra features make the board larger (146x50mm) than competitors. But that makes the platform that much more flexibly, and can be used as a gateways for all sorts of projects thanks to the wide range of Raspberry Pi HAT available in the market. 52Pi CM4 Router Board (EP-0146) specifications: Compatible with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 series Storage – MicroSD card slot (only used with Raspberry Pi CM4 Lite) Video Output – HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60 Display – […]

Theengs open-source tools to decode BLE sensors work on ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Android phone, etc…

Theengs

Theengs is a manufacturer agnostic open-source set of tools to decode BLE sensors and integrate those into smart home and IoT solutions such as Home Assistant with notably support for autodiscovery to automatically create the sensor. Theengs can be installed on various hardware from ESP32 to an Android phone or a Raspberry Pi SBC, and the solution currently supports close to forty BLE sensors from various companies including Xiaomi, Honeywell, and RuuviTag.   There are six components: The Theengs Decoder library developed in C++ for portability and translating data from sensors into human-readable data using the JSON format. The Python-based Theengs Gateway acting as a BLE to MQTT bridge for Home Assistant, OpenHAB, and NodeRED integration. It relies on the Theengs Decoder library and publishes the sensors broadcasted BLE information to an MQTT broker. The OpenMQTTGateway is also BLE to MQTT bridge, but instead of targetting Linux-capable hardware like Raspberry […]

Arduino “launches” WisGate Edge LoRaWAN gateways in collaboration with RAKwireless

Arduino LoRaWAN Gateways

Arduino was already involved in LoRaWAN with its MKR WAN 1300 board, but now the company has started offering Arduino-branded Wisgate Edge Pro and Wisgate Edge Lite 2 LoRaWAN gateways for respectively outdoor and indoor environments as part of the Arduino Pro family. If the names of the gateways seem familiar, it’s because Arduino collaborated with Rakwireless, and is simply using their existing LoRaWAN gateways. As I understand it RAKwireless will provide the hardware and technical support, while Arduino will sell the gateways and other LoRaWAN hardware through its existing customer base, more acting as a distributor. Arduino WisGate Edge Lite 2 indoor gateway specifications: SoC – MediaTek MT7628 MIPS processor @ 580 MHz System Memory – 128MB DDR2 Storage OS on flash SD card for setup and diagnostics, backup, and data logging Connectivity 10/100M Ethernet RJ45 port 2.4 WiFi (802.11b/g/n) with -95 dBm RX sensitivity, 20dBm Tx power; internal […]