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Arduino-Compatible Microsoft Azure Certified IoT Development Kit with Visual Studio Code Support

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Plugable MXChip AZ3166 IoT DevKit Compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure

This Microsoft Azure Certified IoT DevKit (IOT-AZ3166) is an all-in-one kit optimized for prototyping and developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications leveraging Microsoft Azure services.

It supplies an Arduino-compatible board with multiple peripherals such as an OLED display, sensors, hardware debugging chip (ST-Link), and security chip. The project collection offers creative examples for learning and reference, plus extensive documentation. In addition, it supports Visual Studio Code with the Arduino Extension to build full-fledged IoT applications that integrate numerous services like Azure IoT Hub, Logic App, and Cognitive Services. The kit's hardware and software integration make developing new applications more effortless.

  • CLOUD CONNECTED - Build a cloud-powered IoT app using Microsoft Azure services in minutes.
  • FAST PROTOTYPING - Develop fast and seamlessly utilizing Visual Studio with the Arduino Extension. Microsoft provides developer support.
  • POWERFUL PROCESSING - SoC module combines the power of the ST Microelectronics STM32F412 at its core and MXChip EMW3166 for WiFi.
  • BUILT-IN EVERYTHING - On-board peripherals include an OLED screen, headphone output, stereo microphone, and abundant sensors like humidity, temperature, pressure, and motion (accelerometer and gyroscope), and magnetometer.
  • CONNECT EASILY - 25 external GPIO pins on the edge connector allow you to connect many external sensors and actuators.

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ESP32 WiFi, Bluetooth Classic, BLE, CAN Bus Module

Arduino-Compatible ESP32 WiFi, Bluetooth Classic, BLE, CAN Bus Module

The ESP32 is a series of low-cost, low-power system-on-chip microcontrollers with integrated Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth. The ESP32 series employs a Tensilica Xtensa LX6 microprocessor in both dual-core and single-core variations and includes built-in antenna switches, RF balun, power amplifier, low-noise receive amplifier, filters, and power management modules.

This board comes with an onboard ESP32 WROOM-32 WiFi, Bluetooth Classic, BLE Module, and a CAN Bus port with a transceiver. Also, onboard is an RGB LED, IO pins on a 0.1" pad.

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Controller Area Network (CAN), SAE J1939, NMEA 2000 Wireless Module for IoT and ELD Applications

Due to the global shortage of electronic components, we at Copperhill Technologies began rethinking our strategy regarding new developments. Luckily, that change turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the transition from NXP LPC to the ESP32 processor opened the door to more industrial and automotive applications, especially those involving wireless transmissions for [...]

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module With CAN FD for Automation and IoT Applications

Kontron announced the release of their Pi-Tron CM4 computer with Linux OS, which utilizes the fourth-generation Raspberry Pi compute module with the 1,5-GHz, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2711 chip and four Arm Cortex-A72 processors. The computer’s steel housing allows for universal use, e.g., for automation and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. Depending on the variant, it provides a 1-GiB, 2-GB, [...]

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A New Generation of SAE J1939 Gateway, ECU Simulator, and Starter Kit

Like many other businesses, we have to deal with the global shortage of electronic components. For instance, the NXP LPC 17xx processors we used for our SAE J1939 gateways and the starter kit are not available at this time. Even worse, there is no reliable information if/when production resumes. This situation forced us to rethink [...]

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ESP32 Starter and Development Kits for Building Bluetooth and WiFi Enabled IoT Devices

The integration of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth LE allow a wide range of applications with ESP32 modules. Using Wi-Fi ensures connectivity within a large radius, while using Bluetooth allows the user to easily detect (with low-energy beacons) a module and connect it to a smartphone. The chips add priceless functionality and versatility to your applications [...]

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Arduino Portenta H7 - Dual-Core STM32 Processor Board with Two CAN FD Ports and Support for Arduino IoT Cloud

The Portenta H7's central processor is represented by the dual-core STM32H747, including a Cortex M7 at 480 MHz and a Cortex M4 at 240 MHz. The two cores intercommunicate through a Remote Procedure Call mechanism that seamlessly enables calling functions on the other processor. Both processors share on-chip peripherals and can run Arduino Sketches on the Arm [...]

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CAN Bus Development with ESP32-WROOM32 Development Board

This post will demonstrate how to add a CAN Bus port to the ESP32-WROOM32 development board, i.e., regarding hardware and software. Download this post as PDF... As a matter of fact, we already offer a hardware utilizing the ESP32 processor and an onboard CAN Bus transceiver as shown in the image to the left. The ESP32 WiFi, Bluetooth [...]

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Embedded CAN Bus, SAE J1939, NMEA 2000 Development With ESP32

Like many businesses in the CAN Bus marketplace, we have struggled with the global shortage of electronic components. For instance, our SAE J1939 gateways are equipped with NXP processors, mainly the LPC1754 and LPC1768. Unfortunately, both processors are currently unavailable, and they come with remarkably long delivery times that go well into next year. We [...]

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Embedded ARM Modules For IoT Applications Support Two CAN FD Ports

The TQMax4xxl modules by TQ Systems represent an LGA (Land Grid Array) based on the Sitara AM243x microcontroller and the AM64xx processor with up to six cores from Texas Instruments. Possible applications include servo motor controllers (for robotics), industrial gateways, data collectors, and small edge servers in production, providing data for the cloud. The module size of [...]

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Wireless IoT Project Development with the ESP32

The ESP32 represents a low-cost, low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) microcontroller with integrated Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth. The ESP32 series utilizes either a Tensilica Xtensa LX6 microprocessor in dual-core and single-core variations, Xtensa LX7 dual-core microprocessor, or a single-core RISC-V microprocessor and includes built-in antenna switches, RF balun, power amplifier, low-noise receive amplifier, filters, and power management [...]

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