Farnell has developed an industrial IoT gateway, that includes an on-board Raspberry Pi circuit Called SmartEdge Industrial IoT Gateway rather than connecting to a whole Raspberry Pi. It is intended to Connect things to the cloud through Avnet’s IoT Connect platform running on Microsoft Azure.
Connectivity options include CAN-BUS and RS-232/485 (Modbus and DeviceNet), isolated digital I/O, dual 10/100 Ethernet, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth LE 4.2 and mPCIe interface for cellular modems. Power is 12-24Vdc, and an HDMI display output is also incorporated. An 8Gbyte EMMC – security comes from on-board TPM 2.0 replaces Raspberry Pi’s SD Card slot.
“The gateway addresses requirements across a range of industrial applications, including ports to handle industrial protocols and a trusted computing module for added security on the hardware,” said Farnell.
“It is ideal for developing industrial automation applications such as, remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, process control and automation.”
It also include a 40pin expansion header for standard HATs – Raspberry Pi I/O boards. Within the enclosure, there is space for an accessory to provide Zigbee, Z-Wave, or LoRa communications, and mounting options include DIN rail, wall or free-standing.
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