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Ultra Small Form Factor IoT Device With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And 4G Connectivity

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LogicSupply CL200 - Ultra Small Form Factor IoT Edge DeviceGlobal computer hardware manufacturer Logic Supply has announced their CL200 Ultra Small Form Factor computer, built to power innovation at the network's edge. Surrounded by an ultra-durable cast aluminum enclosure, and configurable with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, the CL200 has been engineered to bring reliability to the Internet of Things.

Both models in the CL200 Series are powered by an efficient Intel® Apollo Lake Celeron processor and measure a mere 83 x 116 x 34 mm. The base model CL200, running on Linux Ubuntu 16.04, features 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard storage. The CL210 steps up to 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and can be configured with Ubuntu or Windows 10 IoT. A built-in MicroSD card slot on both models enables additional removable storage.

I/O on the CL200 includes one mini DisplayPort™ capable of 1080p or 4K resolution, one Gigabit LAN port, and two USB 3.0. The CL210 features two mini DisplayPorts capable of dual 1080p or single 4K resolution, dual Gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0 and also adds a 3.5 mm audio jack. Both systems have an additional USB 2.0 port and RS-232 box header on the bottom, and are configurable with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and Logic Supply's Extrovert 4G LTE capability.

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Embedded Software Development for the Internet Of Things: The Basics, the Technologies and Best Practices

The aim of this book is to help you understand the technologies behind the devices used in the Internet Of Things. This is done with a mixture of theory, examples and 'war-stories'. 

This book may be read by senior students, but it is more likely to be read by programmers and developers, who have done some programming of PC's in Windows or Linux, and are now faced with developing devices for the Internet Of Things. 

Basic programming skills are thus assumed, whereas no prior knowledge on TCP/IP and Digital Signal Processing is needed. 

Based on many years of experience as developer, university-teacher and manager, the author's personal view on best practices in the embedded world is offered.

  • Part I introduces the main features of Embedded Operating Systems and modern highly integrated CPU's and thus builds the foundation for part II.
  • Part II - on Internet Protocols and Digital Filters - is the main 'textbook'. It provides a lot of facts, backed up by examples. The many network cases are illustrated with the help of WireShark Captures. The chapter on digital filters is focused on making the reader understand the basics, without getting lost in formulas.
  • Part III describes the authors experience with best practices when working with embedded networking. The author's experience as a developer, combined with his overview as manager, results in a pragmatic and highly usable set of guidelines.

One of the strongest features of this book is the many figures. They make the book inviting and helps the reader remember the knowledge given.

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CAN Bus / OBD-II Bluetooth Scanner Ready For Release

We have just finished the development of our jCOM.CAN.BTS product, a CAN Bus and OBD-II scanner device with Bluetooth connection (the image to the left shows the development setup). The device scans for user-defined CAN message frames and transmits them per Bluetooth to a PC or Android phone or tablet (A BLE - Bluetooth Low [...]

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Microcontroller Supports Rapid Internet-of-Things (IoT) Development For Arduino Platform

The DFRobot FireBeetle ESP32 IOT Microcontroller is a low-power consumption microcontroller designed for Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The FireBeetle Board integrates a Dual-Core ESP-WROOM-32 ESP32 WiFi-BT-BLE MCU Module for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual-mode communication. The board has a 10μA electric current in deep-sleep mode and the main controller supports USB and 3.7V external lithium battery power [...]

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Truck Blind Spot Detection System Connects To SAE J1939 Bus

Preco Electronics announced their PreView Side Defender, an advanced side collision avoidance solution that has been developed specifically for the over-the-road (OTR) markets including trucking, municipalities, waste and recycling.The system warns operators of objects in the vehicle’s side blind zones, including pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles, in order to reduce the incidence of side collisions. It can [...]

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Embedded ARM System Serves As SAE J1939 to Bluetooth Gateway

Systems like the Arduino, BeagleBone, or Raspberry Pi are great systems for rapid prototyping (and that’s the focus of my business). However, when it comes to exposing these systems to industrial environments, you may reach their limits easily. That includes primarily temperature range, splash water protection, and vibration. Some systems have options for an extended [...]

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Linux Single Board Computer (SBC) Supports Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, And Out-Of-Box Cellular Connectivity

The ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro by Digi International Inc. delivers the ultimate connected off-the-shelf NXP i.MX6UL single board computer with complete capabilities and unparalleled design flexibility.Its unique pre-certified wireless connectivity options offer 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, including Bluetooth Low Energy. Out-of-box cellular integration options using the pre-certified Digi XBee® Cellular modem or third party PCI Express [...]

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The Easiest Way Installing A Bluetooth Interface On The Arduino Due And Mega 2560

Whenever it comes to setting up new applications, I usually come back to the Arduino Due, while the Mega 2560 is a close second choice. This next new project was an SAE J1939 (a CAN Bus based higher layer protocol) to Bluetooth interface. The idea was to connect an ARM-Processor-based hardware to a vehicle network [...]

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Single Board Computer With Wireless Connectivity Such As WiFi, Bluetooth Incl. BLE, Xbee Cellular

Digi International's ConnectCore i.MX6UL SBC Pro is a powerful, secure, pre-certified, and connected Single Board Computer in a standard form factor with complete design flexibility. The ConnectCore i.MX6UL SBC Pro offers pre-certified wireless connectivity options such as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Out-of-box cellular integration options using the pre-certified Digi XBee® Cellular modem [...]

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CAN Bus Data Logging Device With Bluetooth - From Prototype To Finished Product

An important part of our business at Copperhill Technologies is providing custom engineering services and consulting, primarily for Controller Area Network (CAN) and SAE J1939 technologies. Our strengths, skills, and passions include embedded hardware and software development, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing support. We guide our customers through the entire project cycle from development to finished [...]

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Bluetooth V4.2 Module For Industrial IoT, Medical And Industrial Equipment Applications

Fujitsu's Bluetooth Version 4.2, FWM7BLZ20-series module is designed to minimize time and cost investments to develop low-power Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) applications for medical, instrumentation, industrial equipment, and smart buildings. The FWM7BLZ20-series module is based on the Nordic nRF52832 SoC with embedded 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M4 microcontroller, 512KB Flash, 64KB RAM, and integrated antenna. It [...]

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