Called SmartEdge Industrial IoT Gateway, it is intended to Connect things to the cloud through Avnet’s IoT Connect platform running on Microsoft Azure – Avnet owns Farnell.
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.
Replacing Raspberry Pi’s SD Card slot is an 8Gbyte EMMC – security comes from on-board TPM 2.0.
“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.”
Also included is 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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