Photoelectric Defuse Sensor using S8119

This is an industrial grade defuse photoelectric sensor module which is based on Optical IC S8119 from HAMAMATSU. A diffuse reflection sensor is used for the direct detection of an object. The defuse reflective sensor project consists of an Infra-RED LED and receiver. The IC also provides output pulses to the IR LED which emits IR- light which is reflected by the object to be detected and seen by the S8119 IC. Both the emitter LED and receiver sensor are placed on same PCB and are configured for light to be reflected back to the sensor.

Photoelectric Defuse Sensor using S8119 – [Link]

Sculpto+, An Affordable User-Friendly Wireless 3D Printer

Two years ago, the Sculpto 3D printer appeared to make 3D printing more affordable and user-friendly for everyone. Recently, the new version Sculpto+ came with more useful features, making it a unique printer with the same printing area and price range.

The Sculpto+ printer is a compact printer for beginners, kids and adults to start with 3D printing in a simple way. In addition to small size and lightweight, it provides a high printing performance with very low noise while working. It’s also connected wirelessly with a very easy-to-use app which makes the printing process simple and fast. We got the chance to try the printer in our lab and share our thoughts and experiences with you. The first thought we had while unboxed it is that the printer is compact enough to fit our desk and the construction quality was amazing. The design is solid and precise at the same time. (more…)

liteSOM – ARM Cortex A7 System On Module

liteSOM is an extremely low-power, state-of-the-art module based on ARM Cortex-A7 Core i.MX 6UltraLite processor. SO-DIMM form factor makes it easy to embed to your device without any technical issues. The module is designed to operate with all major OS. It is preconfigured for Linux. With a rich set of peripherals the module is designed to cater for a wide range of applications.

Further documentation is available on the datasheet here.

Specifications:

  • Processor: i.MX 6UltraLite, 528 MHz, ARM® Cortex®-A7 Core
  • RAM: up to 512MB
  • eMMC: 2GB
  • Power supply: Single 3.3V DC
  • Size: 67.6mm x 26.5mm x 3mm
  • Temperature range: 0˚C to 70 ˚C or -40 ˚C to 85 ˚C
  • OS support: Linux, Brillo
  • Graphics: Parallel LCD Display up to WXGA (1366×768)
  • Interfaces: 2x 10/100Ethernet, 2x USB2.0 OTG, 2x CAN, 8x UART,4x SPI, 4x I2C, 3x I2S
  • Camera interface: 8/10/16/24-bit Parallel Camera Sensor Interface
  • Security: Crypto Engine (AES with DPA, TDES/SHA/RSA), Tamper Monitor, Secure Boot, SIMV2/EVMSIM X 2, OTF DRAM Encryption

ESP32-PICO-KIT Development Board

ESP32-PICO-KIT V3 is a mini development board based on the ESP32-PICO-D4 SIP module produced by Espressif. All the IO signals and system power on ESP32-PICO-D4 are led out through two standard 20 pin x 0.1″ pitch headers on both sides for easy interfacing. The development board integrates a USB-UART Bridge circuit, allowing the developers to connect the development board to a PC’s USB port for downloads and debugging. The board is available for $10 here.

Features:

  • 3.3V power regulator – AMS1117-3.3V
  • USB-TTL serial Bridge – CP2102
  • Auto reset circuit, arduino IDE compatible.
  • On Board ESP32 PICO IC and antenna
  • EN and Boot buttons, on board power indicator LED.

LattePanda – Hackable Single Board Computer runs Win 10

LattePanda, has announced the launch of its next-gen LattePanda, LattePanda Delta, what the company claims to be the first hackable computer pre-installed Windows 10 and compatible with Linux. It offers onboard Intel 7th Gen Dual-core, Four-Thread processor, and the general performance is four times higher than the first generation. Additional it integrates an Arduino Compatible coprocessor to support the access of thousands of sensors and controllers. The project is live on kickstarter and has 59 days to go.

This is why we redesigned the LattePanda – to make it even easier for these talented and eager individuals to have a tool that can power nearly anything they want to build, whether a video game console, a 4K movie player, an in-home fire sensor, or even a digital instrument.

Key specifications:

  • Windows 10 Pro preinstalled, support Linux
  • CPU Up to Intel Core 7th generation M3-7Y30, 2.6Ghz
  • Up to 8GB dual-channel RAM
  • Compatibility with NVMe SSDs
  • Gigabit Ethernet, Wake on lan enable
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165, support 2.4G/5G WiFi, support Bluetooth V4.2
  • Software that includes AI and IoT developer kits, allowing students to explore these advanced technologies in an easy, user-friendly way
  • Hardware to support creations that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Arduino-enabled, support all of arduino IDE and software library, compatible with Arduino sensor and Actuator.

Visible Things Industrial Starter Kit in Stock Now!

Visible Things simplifies the complexity of secure edge to enterprise IoT technology. It delivers a complete evaluation and reference platform to connect smart devices right through to the cloud and enterprise software. Avnet Silica supports an ever increasing range of sensor, connectivity, gateway and security technologies, together with cloud, analytics, mobile and enterprise integration services. Avnet Silica regularly add new features, provide updates and deliver training on their Visible Things platform.

Avnet Silica are giving away 10 Industrial Starter Kits worth 329€, so be quick and register here to win!

Visible Things is delivered in the form of many different boards which can be taken depending on the functionality required. The very nature of IoT technology requires the features delivered by these boards to be pre-integrated and tested end to end wherever possible. This fundamental principle of Visible Things allows the users to concentrate on their applications to deliver the target IoT business outcomes.

Please contact visible-things@avnet.eu for more information and general order details.

 

 

Key Features

  • Sensor to server security layer on top of network security
  • Quick evaluation of end application
  • Highest degree of flexibility
  • Reduces development time significantly
  • Optimised power consumption
  • Integrated and tested communication path from
  • Edge to Enterprise
  • Cloud ready

Example of Target Applications

  •  Remote monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance of motors and drives
  • Room control in homes and buildings
  • Lighting and shading (indoor & outdoor)
  • Security and surveillance
  • Home appliances
  • Smart energy (metering & in-home displays)
  • Health care & infrastructure
  • Industrial automation, inspection, drives monitoring, sensor hub

Video: Visible Things Demo at Embedded world 2017

 

 

 

Industrial Gateway Kit demo video.

Avnet Silica’s Field Application Engineer, Werner Busch, presents Visible Things Industrial Gateway Kit, based on Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 processor. This basic kit, among high number of connectivity options, includes everything you need to start your own IoT application.

Torpedo 2 – a cheap & powerful 3A DC/DC converter with built-in charger

Boris Landoni @ open-electronics.org presents their second version of Torpedo, a kind of DC-DC converter able to provide 5V output from a variety of sources. He writes:

Some time ago we had introduced you to the Torpedo switching power supply, a particular kind of DC/DC power supply called SEPIC capable of supplying 5 V from several external supply sources, such as an external voltage between around 3.5 and 20 V, the 5 V coming from a USB connector or the 3 to 7 V supplied by a LiPo battery. The very small power supply also had a circuit capable of charging the battery up through external sources, where available.

Specifications

  • triple power source: USB, LiPo battery and an external source;
  • a wide range of input voltage values: 6,5 – 18 V;
  • can supply a maximum current of 3 A;
  • high efficiency, even over 85-90%;
  • built-in charger for LiPo single cells;
  • can switch from battery-powered to another source without interruption;
  • 5 V output with high stability when load varies and low ripple;
  • possibility to turn off the only output leaving the step-down converter and the charger active;
  • possibility to automatically deactivate the output if power supply comes from the USB connector which is limited to 500 mA current by the specs; if there is a battery, power supply is granted by that;
  • status LEDs indicating charge, the power supply used, output activation and so on.

Torpedo 2 – a cheap & powerful 3A DC/DC converter with built-in charger – [Link]

Teardown, Repair & Calibration of a BK Precision 9185 DC – 600V Linear Power Supply

Teardown, Repair & Calibration of a BK Precision 9185 DC – 600V Linear Power Supply – [Link]

NanoPC-T3 – Octa-core, 2GB DDR3, eMMC storage, Gbps ethernet, WiFi&BT

FriendlyARM released a new member to NanoPC family. NanoPC-T3. It’s a powerful board for $75 (without shipping).

The NanoPC-T3 Plus octa-core single board computer is designed and developed for professional and enterprise users. It uses the Samsung Octa-Core Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoC. Compared to the FriendlyELEC NanoPC-T2 the NanoPC-T3 Plus not only has all the T2’s interfaces and ports but also has a more powerful SoC. Its dynamic frequency scales from 400M up to 1.4GHz. The NanoPC-T3 Plus has 16G eMMC onboard, audio jack, video input/output interfaces, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and Gbps Ethernet port. In addition the NanoPC-T3 Plus) has power management, on board porcelain antenna and serial debug port. To avoid overheat issues the NanoPC-T3 Plus has a heat sink with mounting holes.

The NanoPC-T3 Plus has two camera interfaces: a DVP camera interface and a MIPI-CSI interface, and four video interfaces: HDMI 1.4A, LVDS, parallel RGB-LCD interface and MIPI-DSI interface. It supports RTC and has RTC interface pins. It has four USB ports with three being type A ports and one being 2.54mm pitch pin-headers.

The NanoPC-T3 Plus supports multiple OS systems e.g. Android5.1, Debian and UbuntoCore+Qt. It is an open source project with rich interfaces and ports.

Specifications

  • SoC: Samsung S5P6818 Octa-Core Cortex-A53, 400M Hz – 1.4G Hz
  • PMU Power Management: Implemented by a Cortex-M0 MCU, support software power-off, sleep and wakeup functions
  • System Memory: 2GB 32bit DDR3 RAM
  • SD Storage: 1 x microSD Card Socket
  • Ethernet: Gbit Ethernet(RTL8211E)
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 dual mode
  • Antenna: Porcelain Antenna IPX Interface
  • eMMC: 16GB
  • Video Input: DVP Camera/MIPI-CSI (two camera interfaces)
  • Video Output: HDMI Type-A / LVDS / Parallel RGB-LCD / MIPI-DSI (four video output interfaces)
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack / via HDMI
  • Microphone: onboard Microphone
  • USB Host: 4 x USB 2.0 Host, three type A ports and one 2.54 mm pitch pin-headers
  • MicroUSB: 1 x MicroUSB 2.0 Client, Type A
  • LCD Interface: 0.5mm pitch 45 pin FPC seat, full color RGB 8-8-8
  • HDMI: 1.4A Type A, 1080P
  • DVP Camera: 0.5mm pitch 24 pin FPC seat
  • GPIO: 2.54 mm pitch 30 pin-header
  • I2S/USB: 2.54 mm pitch 14 pin-header
  • Serial Debug Port: 2.54mm pitch 4-pin-header
  • User Key: power, Reset, boot selection
  • LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x system LED
  • Other Resources: CPU’s internal TMU
  • RTC Battery: RTC Battery Seat
  • Heat Sink: 1 x Heat Sink with mounting holes
  • Power: DC 5V/3A
  • PCB: Six Layer
  • Dimension: 100 mm x 64 mm
  • Working Temperature: -40℃ to 80℃
  • OS/Software: uboot, Android and Debian

Wiki: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPC-T3(2GB)
Store: http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=69&product_id=210

IOT-GATE-RPi: mini-PC/gateway build on the RPi CM3

CompuLab introduces IOT-GATE-RPi – a miniature, low cost industrial IoT computer, built around the Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module.

Targeting IoT connectivity and control applications, IOT-GATE-RPi features a variety of wireless and wired interfaces. All-metal, rugged housing and support for wide temperature range of -40C to 80C make IOT-GATE-RPi a versatile solution for installation in harsh environments. IOT-GATE-RPi has been designed for full compatibility with Raspberry Pi software and runs standard Raspberry Pi OS images.

Thanks to its rich software eco-system, Raspberry Pi is widely used by IoT system designers for software development and quick proof-of-concept. IOT-GATE-RPi turns Raspberry Pi into an industrial-grade IoT computer, allowing fast and seamless transition from a Raspberry Pi proto-type to mass-production deployment.

Designed for IoT applications

IOT-GATE-RPi expands standard Raspberry Pi functionality with additional features necessary for typical industrial IoT systems:

  • Built-in 3G/LTE cellular modem with on-board SIM socket
  • Dual Ethernet ports
  • Up-to 64GB of on-board, soldered eMMC storage
  • RTC with battery back-up
  • RS485 and CAN bus interfaces

IOT-GATE-RPi functionality can be further extended with Raspberry Pi HAT expansion boards.

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IOT-GATE-RPi: mini-PC/gateway build on the RPi CM3 – [Link]