Configurable module cuts wireless sensor development time

Advantech Europe has launched its WISE-1510-DOM DeviceOn Module, a new certified wireless module for instant sensor-to-cloud connectivity. It is provided in a compact industry-standard form factor and available to use with no programming needed.

The family of modules is a ready-to-use mixture of hardware modules and smart device firmware, facilitating rapid deployment of custom or semi-custom sensors.

The fields of use are virtually endless – this modular approach for smart sensor solutions signifies that sensor OEMs can focus on their core business around the sensing technology while leveraging this family’s capabilities in data transformation and transfer.

The device is a 22mm x 30mm M2.COM-compliant module that comprises a wireless modem, MHF4 antenna connector, Arm Cortex-M4 processor, and multiple I/O interfaces for sensors. The module is ready to be employed on either standard Advantech or custom carrier boards, while the wireless connectivity and sensor interfaces can be readily configured through a graphical user interface.

With WISE-1510-DOM, sensor designers can simply integrate LoRaWAN long-range connectivity into their devices. The module uses low-power in transmit and receive modes and has a deep-sleep mode drawing just 36µA. Variants supporting cellular NB-IoT/LTE-M, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standards will be available soon.

An evaluation kit is offered in three configurations without any further hardware; a boards only option, the boards with an enclosure, or the boards with an enclosure and a WISE-6610-E100-A LoRaWAN gateway allowing scalability up to 100 nodes.

Potential applications include cold chain/refrigerator monitoring, smart waste management, asset tracking, smart agriculture and smart street lighting.