Low Power and High Performance Single Board Computers (SBCs) designed for embedded wireless and wired network applications.

The Future is Here…… M2M, the Machines are Taking Over!

Design tips and considerations for getting M2M products to market on time while meeting system target costs

The Future is Here…… M2M, the Machines are Taking Over!

Synopsis: This 10 page whitepaper discusses the surprisingly complex hardware and software design considerations that engineers must take into account when designing M2M products. Specific topics include; environment (indoor, outdoor, cold, heat, rain, snow, wind), mechanical form factor (size, weight, enclosure), power source (AC, DC, solar, battery), network communications (cellular, Wi-Fi, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Ethernet), interface to sensors (RS232,RS422/RS485, Digital I/O, 1-wire Interface, USB, ZigBee, Bluetooth), and embedded computer board requirements (CPU type, processor speed, operating system, data storage). This paper also covers how to get to market on time while still meeting system target cost. An example reference application for measuring/sensing power and temperature and transmitting the data to a remote server is shown using off-the-shelf hardware.