Arrow supplies Exor module for IoT edge use

  • August 13, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Arrow Electronics and Exor Embedded have announced the availability of NanoSoM nS02, an energy-efficient system on module (SoM) for IoT edge deployments.
The SoM is based on the 800MHz version of ST Microelectronics’ 32MP1 microprocessor. The module serves as a full production design and Arrow is also offering a supporting development kit.
The STM 32MP1 has dual Arm Cortex-A7 cores and a Cortex-M4 core plus a 3D graphics-processing unit (GPU) that supports human-machine interface (HMI) development. The nS02 suits applications requiring IoT connectivity, multimedia capabilities and high security in connectivity, especially as an Industry 4.0 embedded device.
The SoM is soldered directly onto the main carrier board, without the need for separate connectors that could reduce the reliability of the system.
At 25.4 by 25.4 by 3.0mm, it provides flexibility for developers of smart IoT products, enabling them to design products that are compact and slim. Target applications include smart IoT controllers and gateways, cloud edge interfaces, and building automation.
The SoM includes a production-ready Linux RT board support package (BSP) and supports the Exor XPlatform, which includes Exor Embedded Open HMI software, Corvina Cloud IIoT platform and IEC61131 Codesys or Exor xPLC runtime.
An optional Open HMI software platform supports the design of user-friendly SVG and HTML5 graphical user interfaces, and assures device connectivity with more than 200 communication protocols. MQTT and OPC-UA interfaces are also available with cloud connectivity for telemetry and remote assistance using Open VPN software.
The SoM is available in several configurations, giving users a choice of memory capacity and a security option including 256 or 512Mbyte DDR RAM with 4Gbyte eMMC flash disk, or 1Gbyte DDR RAM with 8Gbyte eMMC flash disk.
Exor’s product longevity programme ensures a stable supply of products. NanoSoM nS02 products are available for a minimum of ten years from time of product launch.
Colorado-based Arrow Electronics supports 175,000 technology manufacturers and service providers and had 2019 sales of $29bn.