An advanced computing platform
Please note: this post originally appeared on the Element14.
A few months ago I received the Genesys ZU board to work with it and submit a RoadTest. This opportunity came right on time for me, as I have been particularly interested in Hardware Acceleration (Hardware Design for Multi-Modal Data Acquisition and Processing) and I was checking to purchase a platform in order to begin investigating, apply models, provide results, etc, exactly the same way you do when working with GPU based hardware acceleration but, implementing it on an FPGA instead. …
Beta testing RAK2287
A few months back, I joined as a beta tester of the new RAK2287 LoRaWAN Gateway module by RAKwireless. This newly released module sports the latest SX1302 concentrator chip from Semtech, it also features a GPS module and utilizes a mini-PCIe interface to communicate with a host device. You can read more details and specifications here.
My overall plan was to install the module on a Raspberry Pi and configure the software needed in order to build a The Things Network compatible LoRaWAN gateway.
Luckily, Rak is offering a compatible Pi Hat to help you interface the…
Back to basics
Below is a short write-up on how to upload a basic code example (blink) on a STM32F030 microcontroller.
The specific chip contains an ARM Cortex-M0, a low-power, 32-bit RISC core and it is available in many form factors. There are also a lot of development boards available carrying this mcu. The ‘demo board’ that I have is quite small and it is well seated in the low price range:
actually, it is nothing more than a break-out board with a 3.3v regulator, a reset button, a power led, the gpio pins and a gpio(user) led.
Bringing AI to the Edge
The B-L475E-IOT01A is an IoT development board based on STM32L4 (ARM Cortex-M4) that includes a plethora of sensors and wireless connectivity options such as WiFi, Sub-GHz and BLE. It also supports expansion modules using the Arduino shield form-factor and via the single PMOD connector. Thus, it can be an ideal candidate for your next project covering many IoT use-case scenarios.
Here’s a list with the key features, below:
Mbed OS Simulator is an interesting open source project created by an ex-ARM developer (Jan Jongboom) that facilitates embedded development specifically for the Mbed Platform directly in your browser. It incorporates cool web technologies (like web-assembly) and can even work as a LoRaWAN gateway to send sensor data to The Things Network. And because of all these stacked features it is why I always wanted to try it out.
There’s already a Demo of the simulator available online where you can test some basic examples but, you can’t upload any custom code. My initial plan was to deploy it on…