IoT Products

Waspmote

Waspmote is a sensor device to develop Internet of Things projects.

  • More than 120 sensors available
  • 15 radio technologies integrated
  • Ultra low power (7uA) device
Waspmote

Features

Product features
  • Ultra low power (7µA)
  • 120+ sensors integrated on 8 Sensor Boards
  • 15 radio technologies:
  • Long range: 4G/NB-IoT/Cat-M/LoRaWAN/LoRa/Sigfox/ 868 MHz / 900 MHz
  • Medium range: ZigBee 3 / 802.15.4 / DigiMesh / WiFi
  • Short range: RFID-NFC / Bluetooth 2.1 / BLE
  • Over the Air Programming (OTA)
  • Open source SDK and API
  • Encryption libraries (AES, RSA, MD5, SHA Hash)
  • Certified encapsulated line (Plug & Sense!)
  • Industrial Protocols: RS-485, Modbus, CAN Bus, 4-20 mA
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Waspmote hardware architecture has been specially designed to work with extremely low consumption. Digital switches allow to turn on and off any of the sensor interfaces as well as the radio modules. Three different sleep modes make Waspmote the lowest consumption IoT platform in the market (7 µA).

General Characteristics

General characteristics

  • Microcontroller: ATmega1281
  • Frequency: 14.74 MHz
  • SRAM: 8 kB
  • EEPROM: 4 kB
  • FLASH: 128 kB
  • SD card: 16 GB
  • Weight: 20 g
  • Dimensions: 73.5 x 51 x 13 mm
  • Temperature range: [-30 ºC, +70 ºC]*
  • Clock: RTC (32 kHz)

* Temporary extreme temperatures are supported. Regular recommended usage: -20, +60ºC.

 

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General Characteristics

Power consumption

  • On: 17 mA
  • Sleep: 30 µA
  • Deep Sleep: 33 µA
  • Hibernate: 7 µA

Input / Output

  • 7 analog inputs, 8 digital I/O
  • 2 UARTs, 1 I2C, 1 SPI, 1 USB

Sensors embedded on board

  • Accelerometer: ±2g/±4g/±8g
  • Low power: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 5 / 10 Hz
  • Normal mode: 50 / 100 / 400 / 1000 Hz

Electrical characteristics

  • Battery voltage: 3.3-4.2 V
  • USB charging: 5 V – 100 mA
  • Solar panel load: 6-12 V – 300 mA

 

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There are more than 120 sensors available to connect to Waspmote: CO, CO2, soil moisture, wind, IR presence, humidity, temperature, pH, liquid, luminosity, etc. Our Sensor Boards allow developers to easily use sensors in Waspmote.

Gases PRO

Applications

  • City pollution
    CO, NO, NO2, O3, SO2, Particle Matter – Dust
  • Air Quality Index calculation
    SO2, NO2, Particle Matter – Dust, CO, O3, NH3
  • Emissions from farms and hatcheries
    CH4, H2S, NH3
  • Greenhouse management
    CO2, CH4, humidity
  • Control of chemical and industrial processes
    CH4, SO2, CO2
  • Indoor air quality
    CO2, CO, Particle Matter – Dust, O3
  • Forest fires
    CO, CO2

Sensors

  • Carbon Monoxide – CO
  • Carbon Dioxide – CO2
  • Molecular Oxygen – O2
  • Ozone – O3
  • Nitric Oxide – NO
  • Nitric Dioxide – NO2
  • Sulfur Dioxide – SO2
  • Ammonia – NH3
  • Methane – CH4 – and other combustible gases
  • Hydrogen Sulfide – H2S
  • Particle Matter (PM1 / PM2.5 / PM10) – Dust Sensor
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure

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Events

Applications

  • Security
    Vibration, hall effect (doors and windows), person detection PIR
  • Emergencies
    Presence detection and water level sensors, temperature
  • Control of goods in logistics
    Vibration and impact sensors
  • Actuation
    Control DC units such as irrigation valves, thermostats, illumination systems, motors, PLC’s, etc.

Sensors

  • Pressure/Weight
  • Vibration
  • Impact
  • Hall Effect
  • Tilt
  • Liquid Presence
  • Liquid flow
  • Water leakages
  • Liquid Level
  • Luminosity (Luxes)
  • Presence (PIR)
  • Ultrasound
  • Relay to control external DC units. (<30VDC, 1A)

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Smart Agriculture

Applications

  • Precision Agriculture
    Leaf wetness, fruit diameter
  • Irrigation Systems
    Soil moisture, leaf wetness
  • Greenhouses
    Solar radiation, humidity, temperature
  • Weather Stations
    Anemometer, wind vane, pluviometer

Sensors

  • Air Temperature, Humidity and Pressure
  • Soil Temperature / Moisture
  • Leaf Wetness
  • Solar Radiation – PAR
  • Ultraviolet Radiation – UV
  • Trunk Diameter
  • Stem Diameter
  • Fruit Diameter
  • Anemometer
  • Wind Vane
  • Pluviometer
  • Luminosity (Luxes)
  • Ultrasound (distance measurement)

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Smart Water

Applications

  • Potable water monitoring
    pH, ORP, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Nitrates
  • Chemical leakage detection in rivers
    Extreme pH values signal chemical spills, Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
  • Swimming pool remote measurement
    pH, Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP)
  • Pollution levels in the sea
    Temperature, Conductivity (Salinity), pH, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) and Nitrates

Sensors

  • pH
  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP)
  • Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
  • Conductivity
  • Temperature

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Smart Water Ions

Specific Ion Monitoring Applications

  • Drinking water quality control
    Calcium (Ca2+), Iodide (I), Chloride (Cl), Nitrate (NO3), Magnesium (Mg2+), Sodium (Na+), pH
  • Agriculture water monitoring
    Calcium (Ca2+), Nitrate (NO3), Magnesium (Mg2+), Sodium (Na+), Potassium (K+), Ammonium (NH4+), pH
  • Swimming pools
    Bromide (Br), Chloride (Cl), Fluoride (F), pH
  • Waste water treatment
    Cupric (Cu2+), Silver (Ag+), Lithium (Li+), Nitrite (NO2), Perchlorate (CIO4), pH

Sensors

  • Ammonium (NH4+)
  • Bromide (Br)
  • Calcium (Ca2+)
  • Chloride (Cl)
  • Cupric (Cu2+)
  • Fluoride (F)
  • Iodide (I)
  • Lithium (Li+)
  • Magnesium (Mg2+)
  • Nitrate (NO3)
  • Nitrite (NO2)
  • Perchlorate (CIO4)
  • Potassium (K+)
  • Silver (Ag+)
  • Sodium (Na+)
  • Temperature
  • pH

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Smart Cities PRO

Applications

  • Noise maps
    Monitor in real time the acoustic levels in the streets of a city
  • Air quality
    Detect the level of gases and particulates in the air
  • Waste management
    Measure the garbage levels in bins to optimize the trash collection routes

Sensors

  • Noise Level (dBA / LeqA)
  • Carbon Monoxide – CO
  • Carbon Dioxide – CO2
  • Molecular Oxygen – O2
  • Ozone – O3
  • Nitric Oxide – NO
  • Nitric Dioxide – NO2
  • Sulfur Dioxide – SO2
  • Ammonia – NH3
  • Methane – CH4 – and other combustible gases
  • Particle Matter (PM1 / PM2.5 / PM10) – Dust Sensor
  • Temperature, Humidity and Pressure
  • Ultrasound (distance measurement)
  • Luminosity (Luxes)

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Smart Parking

Applications

    • Car detection for available parking information
    • Detection of free parking lots outdoors
    • Parallel and perpendicular parking lots control

Sensors

  • Magnetic Field

Benefits

  • LoRaWAN / Sigfox (double radio) [868 and 900 / 915 models]
  • Small and weatherproof enclosure
  • On-road, surface installation
  • Out-of-the-box operation (no programming needed)
  • Remote Manager
  • Extended battery lifetime

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4-20 mA

Applications

  • Sensors and Instruments
  • Remote transducers
  • Monitoring processes
  • Data transmission in industrial scenarios

The user can choose among a wide variety of standard sensors

 

Features

  • Type:  Analog
  • Media: Twisted Pair
  • No. of devices: 1
  • Distance: 900m
  • Supply: 5-24V

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Prototyping Sensor

Applications

  • Prepared for the integration of any kind of sensor.
  • Pad area
  • Integrated circuit area
  • Analog-to-Digital converter (16-bit ADC)

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Customizable

Are you interested in your own sensor selection?

Would you like us to integrate new sensors to fulfill a specific application?

 

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There are 15 different wireless interfaces for Waspmote including long range (4G / NB-IoT / Cat-M / LoRaWAN / LoRa / Sigfox / 868 MHz / 900 MHz), medium range (ZigBee / 802.15.4 / DigiMesh / WiFi) and short range (RFID-NFC / Bluetooth 2.1 / Bluetooth Low Energy). They can be used solely or in combination of 2 by using the Expansion Radio Board

802.15.4 / ZigBee

Radio version: XBee-PRO 802.15.4 EU  ||  Protocol: IEEE 802.15.4 ||  Frequency: 2.4 GHz ||  Tx power: 10 dBm  ||  Sensitivity: -100 dBm ||  Range*: 750 m

Radio version: XBee-PRO 802.15.4  ||  Protocol: IEEE 802.15.4 ||  Frequency: 2.4 GHz ||  Tx power: 18 dBm ||    Sensitivity: -100 dBm ||  Range*: 1600 m

Radio version: XBee-PRO DigiMesh  ||  Protocol: DigiMesh ||  Frequency: 2.4 GHz ||  Tx power: 18 dBm  ||  Sensitivity: -100 dBm ||  Range*: 1500 m

Radio version: XBee ZigBee 3  ||  Protocol: ZigBee 3.0 ||  Frequency: 2.4 GHz ||  Tx power: 8 dBm ||  Sensitivity: -102 dBm ||  Range*: 1200 m

Radio version: XBee 868LP  ||  Protocol: RF ||  Frequency: 863 – 870 MHz ||  Tx power: 14 dBm ||  Sensitivity: -106 dBm ||  Range*: 8.4 km

Radio version: XBee-PRO 900HP US  ||  Protocol: RF ||  Frequency: 902 – 928 MHz ||  Tx power: 24 dBm ||  Sensitivity: -110 dBm ||  Range*: 15.5 km

Radio version: XBee-PRO 900HP BR  ||  Protocol: RF ||  Frequency: 902 – 906.8 MHz 915.6 – 928 MHz ||  Tx power: 24 dBm ||  Sensitivity: -110 dBm ||  Range*: 15.5 km

Radio version: XBee-PRO 900HP AU  ||  Protocol: RF ||  Frequency: 915.6 – 928 MHz ||  Tx power: 24 dBm ||  Sensitivity: -110 dBm ||  Range*: 15.5 km

* To determine your range, perform a range test under your operating conditions.

Antenna 2.4GHz: 5 dBi 868 / 900MHz: 4.5dBi
Connector: RP-SMA

Encryption AES 128 bits

Signal Control RSSI

Standards XBee-PRO 802.15.4: IEEE 802.15.4-compliant
XBee ZigBee: ZigBee-Pro v2007 – Compliant

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Sigfox

Frequency:
Sigfox EU module: ISM 868 MHz
Sigfox US module: ISM 900 MHz
Sigfox AU / APAC / LATAM module: ISM 900 MHz

TX Power:
Sigfox EU module: 16 dBm
Sigfox US module: 24 dBm
Sigfox AU / APAC / LATAM module: 24 dBm

Receive sensitivity: -126 dBm

ETSI limitation: 140 messages of 12 bytes, per module per day (EU case)

Range: Typically, each base station covers some km. Check the Sigfox Network

Sigfox certificate: Class 0u (the highest level)

Sigfox service available in these territories:

  • EU module: RC1 zone (Europe, Oman, Iran, South Africa, Tunisia, UAE)
  • US module: RC2 zone (USA, Mexico, Brazil)
  • AU / APAC / LATAM module: RC4 zone (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, El Salvador)

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.

 

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LoRaWAN

Protocol: LoRaWAN 1.0.2, Class A

LoRaWAN-ready

Frequency:
LoRaWAN EU/433 modules: ISM 868 MHz and 433 MHz bands
LoRaWAN US module: ISM 900 MHz band
LoRaWAN AU module: ISM 900 MHz band
LoRaWAN IN module: ISM 868 MHz band
LoRaWAN ASIA-PAC / LATAM module: ISM 900 MHz band
LoRaWAN JP / KR module: ISM 900 MHz band

TX Power:
LoRaWAN EU/433 modules: 14 dBm
LoRaWAN US module: 18.5 dBm
LoRaWAN AU module: 18.5 dBm
LoRaWAN IN module: 18.5 dBm
LoRaWAN ASIA-PAC / LATAM module: 18.5 dBm
LoRaWAN JP / KR module: 16 dBm

Sensitivity: -136 dBm

Range: > 15 km at suburban and >5 km at urban area. Typically, each base station covers some km. Check the LoRaWAN Network in your area.

Receiver: purchase your own base station or use networks from LoRaWAN operators

Compatibility with territories:

  • LoRaWAN EU module: Europe (EU863-870 protocol)
  • LoRaWAN US module: US, Canada, Mexico (US902-928 protocol)
  • LoRaWAN AU module: Australia (AU915-928 protocol)
  • LoRaWAN IN module: India (INDIA865-867 protocol)
  • LoRaWAN ASIA-PAC / LATAM module: Asia, Pacific and Latinamerica (AS923 ASEAN protocol)
  • LoRaWAN JP / KR module: Japan and South Korea (AS923-JP and KR920-923 protocol)

 

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.

 

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LoRa 868 - 900/915MHz

Frequencies Available: 860-1000 MHz, fits both 868 (Europe) and 900 MHz (USA) ISM bands

Max TX Power: 14dBm

Sensitivity: -134dBm

Range: Line of Sight: 21+ km / 13.4+ miles (LoS and Fresnel zone clearance)
Non Line of Sight: 2+ km / 1.2+ miles (nLoS going through buildings, urban environment)

Antenna: 868 / 915 MHz: 4.5 dBi
Connector: RP-SMA

Encryption: AES 128/192/256 bits (performed by Waspmote API)

Note: 0dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 4.5dB.</em

 

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WiFi

TX Power: 17 dBm

RX Sensitivity: -94dBm

Internet protocols: ARP, ICMP, IP, UDP, TCP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP

Security protocols: SSL3/TLS1, HTTPS, RSA, AES-128/256, 3DES, RC-4, SHA-1, MD-5, WEP, WPA and WPA2.
Accelerated in hardware: AES, 3DEC and SHA

Wireless specifications:

  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Frequency: Europe: 2.412 – 2.472 GHz  ||  USA: 2.412 – 2.462 GHz  ||  Japan: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz
  • Channels: 1 to 11

Antenna: 5 dBi (RP-SMA)

Actions:

  • TCP/IP – UDP/IP socket connections
  • Ten simultaneous TCP/UDP sockets
  • HTTP and HTTPS (secure) web connections
  • FTP file transfers
  • Connects with any commercial WiFi router
  • 802.11 roaming capabilities

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4G

Model: LE910 (Telit)

Versions:

  • Europe/Brazil
  • America

Europe/Brazil version:

  • 2G: 900/1800 MHz
  • WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

America version:

  • WCDMA: 850/1900 MHz
  • LTE: 700/850/1700/1900 MHz

LTE (downlink):
Europe/Brazil and America versions: 100 Mbps

LTE (uplink): 50 Mbps

TX power:

  • Europe / Brazil:
    • Class 4 (2 W, 33 dBm) @ GSM 900
    • Class 1 (1 W, 30 dBm) @ GSM 1800
    • Class E2 (0.5 W, 27 dBm) @ EDGE 900
    • Class E2 (0.4 W, 26 dBm) @ EDGE 1800
    • Class 3 (0.25 W, 24 dBm) @ UMTS
    • Class 3 (0.2 W, 23 dBm) @ LTE
  • America:
    • Class E2 (0.5 W, 27 dBm) @ EDGE 900
    • Class E2 (0.4 W, 26 dBm) @ EDGE 1800
    • Class 3 (0.25 W, 24 dBm) @ UMTS
    • Class 3 (0.2 W, 23 dBm) @ LTE

External antennas connectors:

  • U.FL, 5 dBi: cellular main antenna and cellular diversity antenna
  • GPS not supported

Actions:

  • Sending/Receiving SMS
  • Multisocket up to 6 TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • TCP/IP server
  • HTTP and HTTPS service
  • FTP and FTPS service (downloading and uploading files)
  • Sending/receiving email (SMTP/POP3)

 

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NB-IoT / Cat-M

Model: BG96 (Quectel)

Frequency bands:
Cat NB1 / Cat M1: LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/ B19/B20/B25**/B26*/B28
LTE TDD: B39 (for Cat-M1 only)
EGPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Data:
Cat-NB1: Max. 32 kbps (DL), Max. 70 kbps (UL)
Cat-M1: Max. 375 kbps (DL), Max. 375 kbps (UL)
EDGE: Max. 296 kbps (DL), Max. 236.8 kbps (UL)
GPRS: Max. 107 kbps (DL), Max. 85.6 kbps (UL)

SMS:
Point-to-point MO and MT
SMS Cell Broadcast
Text and PDU Mode

GNNS:
Embedded GNSS. Supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo and QZSS.

Antenna connectors:
U.FL for main antenna (cellular)
U.FL for GNSS antenna

External antenna: 5 dBi

Sensitivity:
-113 dBm @Cat NB1, CE Level 0
-107 dBm @Cat M1, 1.4 MHz Bandwidth, CE Mode A
SIM size: Nano-SIM (4FF standard) (not included)

Protocols: 50 Mbps

Certifications:

  • GCF/Vodafone (Global)
  • CE/Deutsche Telekom (Europe)
  • FCC/PTCRB/AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile*/Sprint* (North America)
  • RCM/Telstra (Australia)
  • IC/Telus/Bell* (Canada)
  • Telefónica (Spain)
  • JATE/TELEC/KDDI/ SoftBank/DOCOMO*(Japan)
  • KC/SKT/LGU+* (Korea)
  • IFETEL (Mexico)
  • IMDA (Singapore)
  • NCC (Taiwan)
  • CCC (China)

* Under development
** LTE B25 will be supported on BG96 with R1.2 hardware version

Actions:

  • Sending/receiving SMS
  • TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients
  • HTTP and HTTPS service (SSL/TLS for fully secured comms)

 

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0

Protocol: Bluetooth v.4.0 / Bluetooth Smart

Chipset: BLE112

RX Sensitivity: -103 dBm

TX Power: [-23 dBm, +3 dBm]

Antenna: 5 dBi (RP-SMA)

Security: AES 128

Range: 100 meters

Actions:

  • Send broadcast advertisements (iBeacons)
  • Connect to other BLE devices as Master / Slave
  • Connect with smartphones and tablets
  • Set automatic cycles sleep / transmission
  • Calculate distance using RSSI values
  • Perfect for indoor location networks (RTLS)

Note: 2 dB antenna picture with representative purposes only. The provided antenna is bigger and with better performance: 5 dB.

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Bluetooh PRO

Protocol: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Class 2

TX Power: 3 dBm

Antenna: 5 dBi (RP-SMA)

Max scan: Up to 250 unique devices in each inquiry

Power levels: 7 [-27 dBm, +3 dBm]

Application: Vehicular and pedestrian traffic monitoring

Features:

  • Received Strength Signal Indicator (RSSI) for each scanned device
  • Scan devices with maximum inquiry time
  • Scan devices with maximum number of nodes
  • Scan devices looking for a certain user by MAC address
  • Class of Device (CoD) for each scanned device

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RFID/NFC

Compatibility:

  • Reader/Writer mode supporting ISO 14443A / MIFARE /
  • FeliCaTM / NFCIP-1

Distance: 5 cm

Max capacity: 4 kB

Tags: Cards, keyrings, stickers

Applications:

  • Located based services (LBS)
  • Logistics (assets tracking, supply chain)
  • Access management
  • Electronic prepaid metering (vending machines, public transport)
  • Smartphone interaction (NFCIP-1 protocol)

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GPS

Model: JN3 (Telit)

Sensitivity:

  • Acquisition: -147 dBm
  • Navigation: -160 dBm
  • Tracking: -163 dBm

Sensitivity in motion: -159dBm

Sensitivity acquisition: -142dBm

Hot Start Time: < 1s

Cold Start Time: < 35s

Antenna connector: UFL

External Antenna: 26dBi

Possitional accuracy error: < 2.5m

Speed accuracy: < 0.01m/s

EGNOS, WAAS, GAGAN and MSAS capability

Available information:

  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Altitude
  • Speed
  • Direction
  • Date/time
  • Ephemerids management

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Expansion Radio Board

The Expansion Board allows to connect 2 communication modules at the same time in the Waspmote sensor platform. This means a lot of different combinations are possible using any of the wireless radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, DigiMesh, 868 MHz, 900 MHz, LoRa, WiFi, 4G, Sigfox, LoRaWAN, Bluetooth Pro, Bluetooth Low Energy and RFID/NFC.

Some of the possible combinations are:

  • LoRaWAN – 4G
  • 802.15.4 – Sigfox
  • NB-IoT – LoRaWAN
  • RS-485 – WiFi
  • DigiMesh – 4G
  • Sigfox – RFID/NFC
  • WiFi – 4G
  • Cat-M – Bluetooth
  • etc.

Applications:

  • Multifrequency Sensor Networks: (2.4 GHz – 868/900 MHz)
  • Bluetooth – ZigBee hybrid networks
  • NFC (RFID) applications with LoRaWAN
  • ZigBee – WiFi hybrid networks

 

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Waspmote Gateway

Communication: 802.15.4/ZigBee/DigiMesh/868/900/LoRa/Bluetooth/BLE –
USB PC

Programmable buttons and LEDs

This USB Gateway is thought for laboratory tests.
For real deployments, we recommend the use of our multiprotocol router for the IoT, Meshlium

 

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Connect any sensor in industrial environments. Compatible with RS-485, Modbus, CAN Bus and 4-20 mA.

Main applications

The set of Industrial Protocol modules for Waspmote allows the user to interface with different industrial buses:

1º- Connect any sensor to an existing industrial bus

Waspmote can be configured to work as a node in the network, inserting sensor data into the industrial bus already present. Waspmote can obtain information from more than 70 sensors currently integrated in the platform by using specific sensor boards (e.g: CO, CO2, temperature, humidity, acceleration, pH, IR, luminosity, vibration, etc). This way, the sensor information can be read from any industrial device connected to the bus.

2º- Add wireless connectivity to wired buses

Waspmote can be configured to read the information from the bus and send it to the Libelium IoT Gateway using any of the wireless radio modules available: 802.15.4, 868 MHz, 900 MHz, WiFi, 4G, Sigfox and LoRaWAN.

 

3º- Connect to the Cloud industrial devices

Waspmote can be configured to read the information coming from the bus and send it via wireless directly to the Cloud using WiFi, GPRS, GPRS+GPS, 3G or 4G radio interfaces.

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RS-485

Standard: EIA RS-485

Physical media: Twisted pair

Connector: DB9

Network topology: Point-to-point, Multi-dropped, Multi-point

Maximum devices: 32 drivers or receivers

Mode of operation: Differential signaling

Maximum speed: 460800 bps

Voltage levels: -7 V to +12 V

Mark(1): Positive voltages (B-A > +200 mV)

Space(0): Negative voltages (B-A < -200 mV)

Available signals: Tx+/Rx+, Tx-/Rx-(Half Duplex)Tx+,Tx-,Rx+,Rx-(Full Duplex)

Applications:

  • Industrial equipment
  • Machine to Machine (M2M) communications
  • Industrial Control Systems, including the most common versions of Modbus and Profibus
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • RS485 is also used in building automation
  • Interconnect security control panels and devices

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CAN Bus

Standard: ISO 11898

Cabling: Twisted Pair

Connector: DB9

Network topology: Multimaster

Speed: 125 to 1000 Kbps

Signaling: Differential

Voltage levels: 0-5V

Signals: Half Duplex

Applications:

  • Automotive applications
  • Home automation
  • Industrial networking
  • Factory automation
  • Marine electronics
  • Medical equipment
  • Military uses

 

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Modbus

The Modbus is a software library that can be operated physically on the RS-485 module.

Data area: Up to 255 bytes per job

Interface: Layer 7 of the ISO-OSI reference model

Connector: DB9 (RS-485 module)

Number of possible connections: up to 32 in multi point systems

Frame format: RTU

Applications:

  • Multiple master-slave applications
  • Sensors and instruments
  • Industrial networking
  • Building and infrastructure
  • Transportation and energy application

 

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4-20 mA (Current Loop)

Type:  Analog

Media: Twisted Pair

No. of devices: 1

Distance: 900m

Supply: 5-24V

Applications:

  • Sensors and instruments
  • Remote transducers
  • Monitoring processes
  • Data transmission in industrial scenarios

 

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OTAP with 4G / GPRS / WiFi via FTP

The concept of Wireless Programming, commonly know as Programming Over the Air (OTAP) has been used in the past years overall for the reprogramming of mobile devices such as cell phones. However, with the new concepts of Wireless Sensor Networks, M2M and the Internet of Things, where the networks consist of hundreds or thousands of nodes, OTA is taken to a new direction, and for the first time it is applied using both mobile phone technologies such as 4G and GPRS and unlicensed protocols such as WiFi.

Benefits

  • Enables the upgrade or change of firmware versions without physical access.
  • Upgrades the new firmware by querying a FTP server which helps to keep battery life.
  • Enables to upgrade an entire network in few minutes

Steps

  • Waspmote queries the FTP server for a new program version
  • Checks if program name, path and version are correct
  • Downloads the new program
  • Reboots and starts with the new program
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Topologies

  • Protocols which support FTP transmissions are directly connected to the Network Access Point

Radio modules supported

  • 4G
  • GPRS
  • WiFi

Storage System

Once the program is downloaded to Waspmote it is stored it in the 2 GB SD card.

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Meshlium OTA-FTP plug-in

Meshlium the gateway of the IoT network, hosts the FTP server inside. The user interface of Meshlium, called Manager System, features a plug-in which permits to configure this FTP server automatically by attaching the program binary file to be used.

Documentation
In order to know more about OTAP including how manage Meshlium to act as FTP server for the nodes of the network, download the OTAP guide from:

https://www.libelium.com/development/waspmote/

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