Open-source IoT development platform for industrial designs

May 17, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Farnell element14 has what it positions as the first all-in-one development platform for industrial IoT applications, the mangOH Green Open Hardware Platform. The “all-in-one Hardware, Software and Cloud-based solution for Industrial IoT applications” uses silicon from Sierra Wireless

The mangOH Green Open Hardware IoT Platform is intended to allow developers to test and prototype ideas quickly and take IoT solutions to market within weeks, as a complete sensor-to-cloud platform. Suitable for data logging in a remote location, the mangOH Green Open Hardware IoT Platform can be applied to remote monitoring systems, as well as multiple sensor, IoT, and cloud-based applications.

 

At the heart of the board are two industrial-grade CF3 connectors to enable the use of either an AirPrime HL Series module or an AirPrime WP Series applications processor module from Sierra Wireless. The AirPrime WP Series cellular modem provides the device-to-cloud architecture enabling IoT developers to build a Linux-based product on a single module.

 

Features of its hardware, software and cloud services include:

- Hardware; Integrated ARM-based application processor with cellular modem and GPS; Arduino and IoT Connector to add wireless, wired, and sensor technologies; battery enabled for low-power applications

- Software; Legato open source Linux platform with robust connectivity APIs for accessing cloud and mobile network services

- Cloud Services; pre-integrated with the IoT Acceleration Platform from Sierra Wireless

 

The mangOH Green IoT Platform is also compatible with other open source initiatives to allow for easy and fast prototyping; these include NXP thread module, Linear Technology Dust Networks and Texas Instruments ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module.

 

The easiest way to get started is with the mangOH kit, which contains a mangOH Green Base board, as well as a WP8548 module with Cortex A5 application processor, GNSS receiver and 3G modem, socket cover and release tool, two Breakout Board IoT Connectors, a power supply unit, antennas and USB cable.

 

Sierra Wireless is running a one hour webinar entitled ‘Using open source technologies to rapidly build secure IoT devices’ on 24th May 2016 at 5pm GMT. The event is sponsored by element14. To register please use the following link: https://webinar.techonline.com/2007?keycode=CAA1EC

 

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