By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Newark element14 Avnet SmartEdge Gateway offers a low-cost device for industrial applications.
Newark element14 announced the summer 2019 availability of the Avnet SmartEdge Industrial IoT Gateway, a low-cost industrial gateway powered by Raspberry Pi. Connected to the cloud through Avnet’s IoT Connect platform running on Microsoft Azure, connection options include CAN-BUS and RS-232/ 485 interfaces, isolated digital I/O, dual 10/100 Ethernet, WiFi at 2.4 GHz and BLE 4.2 via an integrated antenna, plus an mPCIe interface for cellular modems. Power is via a 12-24 VDC input with HDMI display output incorporated. It is based on an 8 Gbyte EMMC which replaces the standard SD memory card, with security guaranteed by an onboard TPM 2.0. The device also has the 40-pin expansion header to link with a range of devices from the ecosystem of HATs and other accessories. Mounting options include DIN rail, wall or free-standing.