Alpha Micro adds Lantronix xPico 110 industrial networking module
The xPico 110 industrial networking module is a compact device server module that has been developed by Lantronix to make it easy to IoT-enable legacy industrial devices. The module is now available from Alpha Micro Components.
The Lantronix xPico 110 wired device server, Ethernet networking module for embedded and industrial applications, is easy to integrate, with minimal engineering effort, claims Alpha Micro.
The xPico 110 features a TCP/IP stack with web server and networking services. Its TruPort Serial technology, and hardware-based, 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) operation, is claimed to provide secure serial data communication. The compact footprint, measuring 18 x 31mm makes it easy to integrate into virtually any industrial design, adds the company.
Tim Bonnett, Director at Alpha Micro Components said: “The xPico 110’s TruPort technology and integrated software stack enables designers to easily integrate legacy devices into today’s industrial networks, without having to write a single line of code.”
There are two universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) interfaces in the xPico 110. One can be used to connected to virtually any eight-, 16- or 32-bit microcontroller unit (MCU). The on-board, secure TCP/IP stack helps simplify application firmware design and improves security and reliability. The integrated web server and network services provide a range of connectivity features, and eight general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins are available to be programmed by the user.
Lantronix TruPort technology enables the xPico 110 to support hundreds of fieldbus protocols, including Modbus. Serial data for industrial applications can be passed through the network transparently and reliably, says the company. Onboard NIST-certified 256-bit AES encryption provides secure network communications.
An on-module PHY helps simplify connector integration, adds Alpha Micro. Specifically designed for industrial environments, the xPico 110 module operates from -40 to +85°C and comes with a five-year manufacturer warranty.