Configurable DeviceOn Module reduces wireless sensor development time

Enabling instant sensor to cloud connectivity, the WISE-1510-DOM DeviceOn Module is a certified wireless module in a compact industry-standard form factor. It is ready to use with no programming required, says Advantech Europe.

The DeviceOn Module family of modules is a combination of hardware modules and smart device firmware, delivered ready to use, for rapid deployment of custom or semi custom sensors.

This modular approach for smart sensors means that sensor OEMs can concentrate on their core business around the sensing technology, while leveraging Advantech’s capabilities in data transformation and transfer, explains the company. The DOMs can be used in smart waste management, smart street lighting, smart agriculture, asset tracking and cold chain/refrigerator monitoring.

The WISE-1510-DOM DeviceOn Module measures 22 x 30mm and is M2.COM-compliant. The module that contains a wireless modem, MHF4 antenna connector, Arm Cortex-M4 processor and I/O interfaces for sensors. The module is ready to be used on either standard Advantech or custom carrier boards. Wireless connectivity and sensor interfaces can be configured through a graphical user interface (GUI).

Sensor designers can integrate LoRaWAN long-range connectivity into devices. The WISE-1510-DOM module consumes low-power in transmit and receive modes, and has a deep-sleep mode drawing just 36 microA. Variants supporting cellular NB-IoT/LTE-M, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other standards will become available soon advises Advantech.

Advantech’s WISE-DeviceOn firmware is integrated in the module, providing software functionality to interface with a range of supported sensors, permitting dynamic sensor configuration like names and thresholds, sensor and event handling as well as data caching. Multiple interfaces are provided for sensor and I/O control, including one UART (optional), general purpose I/Os (GPIOs), four ADC channels, PWM, SPI, and I2C. Configuration or firmware updates can simply be performed via USB.

The DeviceOn server layer can be hosted on any platform, Advantech provides default integrations for Microsoft Azure and Advantech’s cloud platform, WISE-PaaS/EnSaaS, as well as interfaces to other cloud platforms such as Google or AWS, and on premise support, utilising a company’s own IT infrastructure or dedicated DeviceOn server hardware from Advantech.

Advantech also offers three compatible DeviceOn Module sensor boards, the DOM-SB-001 for temperature, humidity, and brightness sensing, the DOM-SB-003 with a brightness sensor and a time-of-flight proximity and ranging sensor, and the DOM-SB-004 for air-quality and brightness sensing.

An evaluation kit is available, in three formats. There is a board-only option, a board with an enclosure, or a board with an enclosure and a WISE-6610-E100-A LoRaWAN gateway allowing scalability up to 100 nodes.

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