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e-con Systems Demonstrate eSOMiMX7 Based IoT Gateway

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e-con Systems, 8 March 2018 –

We were very thrilled to exhibit the capabilities of our soon to be launched NXP iMX7 based System-on-Module eSOMiMX7 at Embedded World’ 18 Booth. We designed Ampella, an IoT gateway based our iMX7 computer on module and used it to showcase how our SOM is the right fit for various IoT applications.

Ampella, to its credit has extensive connectivity options – LoRAWAN, 4G/3G Cellular, Zigbee etc. Likewise, the gateway supports different IoT Protocols like MQTT, CoAP, MODBUS etc. It is this flexibility, that sets it apart from the others in the field. The IoT gateway collects the data from various sensors and sends it to the cloud. Once again here, Ampella extends support to various cloud players like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or any custom cloud. From the cloud, data can be accessed via phones, tablets or any device. Remote management of Assets becomes easier.

Above is the video of Ampella iMX7 gateway being used in Smart Agriculture (Taken at our Embedded World Booth)
Ampella collects data from Soil Moisture sensor, Wind Sensor, Rain sensors etc., present in the agriculture field and sends it to the cloud. From the cloud, data is presented in an intuitive manner to the farmer via a dashboard in a tablet; thereby enabling the farmer to remotely view the status of his field and take necessary action if needed.

To view more on the eSOMiMX7 please see below:

Description

eSOMiMX7 is a low power and small form factor System-On-Module based on NXP / Freescale’s i.MX7 Solo / Dual core ARM® Cortex™-A7 @ 1GHz along with dedicated real time ARM® Cortex™-A9 M4 MCU.

As part of the “Productized Services” program of e-con Systems, the eSOMiMX7 is aimed at reducing the time-to-market for our customers by making use of the stabilised and ready-to-market eSOMiMX7 modules in the customer applications. eSOMiMX7 modules with various configurations and OS support will enable our customers to focus on their application design rather than spending large unnecessary engineering man-hours involved in CPU/memory subsystem design.

Specifications

iMX7 SOM – eSOMiMX7 Features

  • NXP/Freescale i.MX7 Solo/Dual ARM® Cortex™ A7 @ 1GHz with Single core ARM® Cortex™ M4 MCU @ 200 MHz
  • 32 bit LPDDR3 ranging from 256MB to 2GB
  • NAND flash ranging from 128MB to 8GB
  • eMMC flash (Dual core only) ranging from 4 GB to 64 GB
  • eSOMgears – Over-the-Air (OTA) Firmware Upgrade Solution
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet (x2)
  • Supporting Operating Systems
    1. Yocto Version 2.2 (Monty)
    2. Kernel Version v4.9.11
  • Temperature Range:
    • -20°C to 85°C (Industrial)
    • 0°C to 70°C (Commercial)
  • Form Factor : 55mm X 30mm
  • Availability – Until 2027

Interfaces Supported on i.MX7 SOM (eSOMiMX7):

  • Camera
    1. 24 bit Parallel Interface
    2. 2 lane MIPI CSI-2 Interface
  • Display
    1. 24 bit RGB
    2. MIPI CSI (x1)
    3. EPDIC Display (e-Ink Display)
  • Networking
    1. WI-FI 802.11 b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
    2. Gigabit Ethernet (x2)
  • USB
    1. USB 2.0 HSIC host (x1)
    2. USB 2.0 OTG (x2)
  • Miscellaneous
    1. CAN (x2)
    2. SDIO (x1)
    3. PCIe Gen2.0 (x1)
    4. Quad SPI (x1)
    5. SPI (x3)
    6. I2C (x2)
    7. UART (x4)
    8. GPIO
    9. ADC Inputs(x8)
    10. I2S
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