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Production-ready IoT Gateway board with multiple radios

SparkGate-7 is a complete solution for IoT and M2M applications – an open IoT gateway combining Cloud connection via a cellular modem, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and RS-485, with a 6LoWPAN IEEE 802.15.4 radio module supporting Thread and Zigbee connectivity. SparkGate-7 is based on a powerful ARM Cortex-A5 processor running Yocto Linux, yet offers a low-cost, low-power production-ready solution.

The gateway is a complete software and hardware solution that is ready to integrate in an IoT product.

At the heart of the SparkGate-7 solution is a system-on-module, connected via a SMARC-compliant interface. The Spark-501 module, measuring 82 x 50mm is powered by an ARM Cortex-A5 based processor, with 256MB RAM, running a Yocto-built Linux.

The on-board Telit modem offers cloud connectivity, including via SSL, allowing secure communication for JSON/REST. A miniPCIe socket allows connection of alternative modems.

With latent power consumption as low as 30mW, SparkGate-7 is amenable to battery/solar cell power. At the same time, because it is a full-featured Linux system, touch screen display, audio and USB are supported out of the box.

SparkGate-7 with Spark-501 module, including Telit modem is available from Direct Insight from March 2016, with low-volume prices under £100/130€.

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