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Single-Board ARM i.MX6 Computer Supports CAN Bus, WiFi, And Bluetooth

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Versalogic Swordtail VL-EPC-2702

Versalogic introduced its Swordtail VL-EPC-2702 as part of a product series of ARM‑based embedded computers. It comes with an ISO 11898‑2‑compliant CAN Bus interface, which supports the 29-bit identifier extended frame format (CAN 2.0B) for SAE J1939 applications.

Available with either the NXP i.MX6 Quad (quad-core), or the i.MX6 Duallite (dual-core) processors, the board carries an onboard Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth, and a socket for plug‑in cellular radios. The latest model adds built-in eMMC storage functionality. Designed for hostile environments, the 95 mm x 95 mm (3.7" x 3.7") computer board is rated for operation at industrial temperature range -40 °C to +85 °C. The model incorporates soldered-down 8 GiB eMMC Flash as a bootable onboard storage medium plus a micro‑SD socket that is included in all models of the series.

The boards are suitable for transmitting maintenance or diagnostic information without the need for a wired connection. Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth radios are onboard, and a Nimblelink Skywire socket supports a range of cellular and wireless plug-ins. The embedded computer boards are suitable for industrial, smart city, and transportation applications.

The devices feature soldered-on memory and a variety of I/O ports, including CAN Bus, wireless interfaces, Gigabit Ethernet with network boot capability, USB 2.0, serial I/O (EIA-232), and I²C interface. Also, MCOTS versions can hold up to 32 GiB of onboard flash storage. The product meets MIL‑STD‑202H specifications for impact and vibration. CAN Bus cables are included in the scope of delivery (2 mm 4‑pin to 2 mm 4‑pin Microclasp, 1 mm, and 2 mm 4‑pin Microclasp to DB9 connector).

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802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide

802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide

The de facto standard for wireless networking is the 802.11 protocol, which includes Wi-Fi (the wireless standard known as 802.11b) and its faster cousin, 802.11g. With easy-to-install 802.11 network hardware available everywhere you turn, the choice seems simple, and many people dive into wireless computing with less thought and planning than they'd give to a wired network. 

But it's wise to be familiar with both the capabilities and risks associated with the 802.11 protocols. And 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd edition, is the perfect place to start. This updated edition covers everything you'll ever need to know about wireless technology. Designed with the system administrator or serious home user in mind, it's a no-nonsense guide for setting up 802.11 on Windows and Linux. 

Among the wide range of topics covered are discussions on: deployment considerations network monitoring and performance tuning wireless security issues how to use and select access points network monitoring essentials wireless card configuration security issues unique to wireless networks With wireless technology, the advantages to its users are indeed plentiful. 

Companies no longer have to deal with the hassle and expense of wiring buildings, and households with several computers can avoid fights over who's online. And now, with 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd edition, you can integrate wireless technology into your current infrastructure with the utmost confidence.

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Compact Embedded ARM iMX6 UltraLite Computer Supports CAN Bus, Ethernet, USB, RS-232, RS-485

Technologic Systems launched their TS-7100, a small-size single-board computer with an optional DIN-mountable enclosure that measures 2.4" by 3.6" by 1.7". It is powered by the ARM iMX6 UltraLite microprocessor, and it ships with a variety of industry-standard interfaces, including Ethernet, USB, RS-232, RS-485, and CAN Bus. A Linux PC is recommended for development and will be assumed [...]

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IoT Development Board Based On ESP-32S Module Supports WiFi And Bluetooth

The NodeMCU ESP-32S is an IoT (Internet of Things) development board created by NodeMcu to evaluate the ESP-WROOM-32 module. It is based on the ESP32 microcontroller that supports WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and Low Power support all in a single chip.The NodeMCU-32S board is also an open source IoT platform. It uses Lua script and a lot of [...]

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IoT Enabled Single Board Computer Supports Two CAN Bus Ports

The TS-7553-V2 embedded single board computer (SBC) by Technologic Systems presents a solution for low power, cost-effective, Internet-of-Things (IoT) capable, and ready-to-deploy OEM boards with an emphasis on data integrity. The TS-7553-V2 provides the capability to communicate with various network technologies simultaneously from a single device. With the onboard peripherals, the system connects to Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, [...]

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Low-Cost Do-It-Yourself CAN Bus To WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, USB, RS485 Gateway Based On Raspberry Pi Zero

In the following, I will discuss a do-it-yourself project utilizing the Raspberry Pi Zero in combination with the CAN Bus Plus RS485 HAT. The combination of serial and wireless ports provided by this system allows the development of a great number of gateway applications. Overall, this small-size hardware includes connections such as CAN Bus, RS485, [...]

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Linux-Ready ARM Embedded Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) System With Two CAN Bus Ports

Artila Electronics (Taiwan), a developer and manufacturer of Linux-ready ARM embedded industrial computers, announced the release of their Matrix-713 industrial IoT computer, which is equipped with two CAN ports.Internet of Things (IoT) offers new possibilities and new services to end users, since they could learn more about other entities present in the surrounding environment. Therefore, the [...]

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Learn To Create A Fully Functional Drone With Arduino And ESP8266

With the use of drones, DIY projects have taken off. Programmers are rapidly moving from traditional application programming to developing exciting multi-utility projects. This book will teach you to build industry-level drones with the Arduino platform and the ESP8266 chip and their modified versions of hardware. With this book, you will explore techniques for leveraging the tiny WiFi [...]

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

Global 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 [...]

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High Performance, Wi-Fi Enabled Module For IoT Development Is Powered By Amazon FreeRTOS

The LPC54018 IoT module, developed by NXP in partnership with Embedded Artists, represents a self-contained, high performance, Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller module for development of products powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Module is CE and FCC certified.The LPC54018 IoT module can be used standalone or plugged into the IoT Module baseboard for rapid product development and prototyping. Developers [...]

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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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