SparkGate-7 Open IoT Gateway
Production-ready modular gateway with multiple radios
SparkGate-7 is a complete solution for IoT and M2M applications – an open IoT gateway combining Cloud connection via a cellular modem, plus WiFi, Ethernet and RS-485, with a 6LoWPAN IEEE 802.15.4 radio module supporting Thread and Zigbee sensors. Bluetooth 4.0 is also included.
The gateway is based on a SMARC-compatible baseboard and is a complete software and hardware solution that is ready to integrate in your IoT product.
At the heart of the SparkGate-7 solution is a system-on-module, connected via the SMARC-compliant interface. The Spark-501 module, measuring 82 x 50mm is powered by an ARM Cortex-A5 based processor, with 256MB RAM, running a Yocto-built Linux.
Because the most complex hardware is contained within the multilayer 82 x 50mm processor module, the SparkGate-7 carrier board forms the basis of an easily configurable solution, which can be used as-is, or customised to minimize cost and offer features which may be project-specific. To further facilitate prototyping and exploration, daughterboard headers are provided, including support for Mikrobus Click modules.
The onboard Telit modem offers cloud connectivity, including via SSL, allowing secure communication for JSON/REST.
With latent power consumption as low as 30mW, SparkGate-7 is amenable to battery/solar cell power. At the same time, because it is a full-featured Linux system, touch screen display, audio and USB are supported out of the box.
SparkGate-7 with Spark-501 module, including Telit modem is available to order (see below) with low-volume prices under £100/130€ depending on configuration.