Modular IoT Gateway
Design intelligent and secure IoT solutions
Overview

VOLANSYS’Modular IoT Gateway is an advanced, smart, customizable, multi-service reference platform based on VOL NXP i.MX6UL/i.MX6ULL SOM for designing N-node IoT solutions with multiple RF connectivity, control options (mobile app, voice & wearable) and leading cloud integration. With a low power KW41Z Bluetooth (BLE 4.2)/Thread (IEEE 802.15.4) module, NFC controller and Zigbee® module (NXP JN5169/JN5179), this IoT Gateway acts as BLE – Wi-Fi Gateway, Thread – Wi-Fi Gateway and Zigbee® – Wi-Fi Gateway as per solution requirements. It also functions as a Thread Border Router and Zigbee® coordinator. It provides the flexibility to design customized IoT solutions for industries ranging from commercial lighting, building automation, smart industrial applications, smart cities, oil and gas, agriculture and more. This multi-protocol platform is combined with proven SDK features like cloud platform connectivity, wireless protocols, OTA, etc., that accelerate the implementation of IoT use cases. Its build-to-order components allow designing a customized solution according to functionality at optimum cost. Modular IoT Gateway is available for re-branding (white-labeling) as per OEM or manufacturer requirements.

Key Features

Modular hardware design

Multi-Radio Connectivity: Zigbee®, Thread, BLE, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G

Leading IoT Cloud platform support

Customizable and scalable for 200+ devices

Re-brandable Solution

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FCC/CE/IC Certification

MikroBUS™ compatible connector

Mobile Application device control

Integrated efficient Power Management System

Dual high-speed USB 2.0 OTG connectivity

Connectivity

Seamless data flow between devices and cloud with various connectivity options like Zigbee®, Thread, Wi-Fi/3G, Bluetooth.

             

         

SDK based cloud connectivity

                 

                    

Full stack development, platform/application migrations, process automation and performance tuning for multiple cloud platforms. New business layer architecture to migrate traditional applications, or build new applications with a host of new features and capabilities.

Smartphone applications

Connected and feature-rich business applications development for mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Windows and more, with secure communications, relevant business logic, rule-based automatic control of sensors & devices, real-time alerts & so on. This allows controlling and monitoring devices from anywhere at any time.

           

Key Applications
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Smart Home and Building
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Industrial Control Systems
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Smart City
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Smart Energy
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Smart Healthcare
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Smart Security
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Retail & Hospitality
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Asset Tracking
Technical Specifications
Processor ARM® Cortex®-A7 based
i.MX6UL/6ULL
Technology Power efficient 528 MHz (i.MX 6UL) and 792MHz (i.MX 6ULL) ARM® Cortex®-A7
Operating System support Linux Yocto, OpenWRT
Power Input: 5V DC
Current – maximum: 3A
MQTT ​Lightweight, publish-subscribe based messaging protocol designed for M2M, works on top of TCP-IP
CoAP ​Constrained application protocol, specialized in web transfer protocol for IoT and M2M, uses REST based model ​
DDR3L SDRAM 256MB (expandable up to 1GB)
NAND Flash 1GB (expandable up to 8GB)
eMMC 4GB (upgradable up to 16 GB) (optional)
uSD Card 4GB (expandable up to 32GB)
EEPROM  4KB
Thread 1x interface, NXP’s KW41Z module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, mikroBUS™ compatible
Zigbee® 1x interface, NXP’s JN5169/79 module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, mikroBUS™ compatible
BLE 2x interface, Murata’s 1DX on board module work on 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, BLEv4.2 VOL NXP KW41Z module work on 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, BLEv4.2, mikroBUS™ compliant
Ethernet 1x interface 10/100 Mbps ethernet
USB 2x interface, USB host port type-A connectivity (OTG enable with jumper selection)
Wi-Fi/3G 1x interface, Murata’s 1DX on board module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.11b/g/n compliant. 3G connectivity through USB dongle
NFC 1x interface, NXP’s PN7120 NFC controller, Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092 standard support
SNVS Secure Non-volatile storage (1.0 and later)
Trust Zone Protects security sensitive software and data in trusted execution environment
Tamper detection Special mechanism provided to detect when device encounters unauthorized access
Secure Boot​ ​HABv4​
Dimensions L x W x H – 150 mm x 100 mm x 30 mm
Weight 250 gm
Temperature 0 °C to 50 °C (10% to 80% RH - non-considering)
RoHS Compliant
CE Yes
IC Yes
FCC Yes
Technical Specifications
Processor
ARM® Cortex®-A7 based i.MX6UL/6ULL
Technology
Power efficient 528 MHz (i.MX 6UL) and 792MHz (i.MX 6ULL) ARM® Cortex®-A7
Operating System support
Linux Yocto, OpenWRT
Power
Input: 5V  DC
Current – maximum: 3A
MQTT
​Lightweight, publish-subscribe based messaging protocol designed for M2M, works on top of TCP-IP
CoAP
Constrained application protocol, specialized in web transfer protocol for IoT and M2M, uses REST based model ​
DDR3L SDRAM
256MB (expandable up to 1GB)
NAND Flash
1GB (expandable up to 8GB)
eMMC
4GB (upgradable up to 16GB)(optional)
uSD Card
4GB (expandable up to 32GB)
EEPROM
4KB
Thread
1x interface, NXP’s KW41Z module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, mikroBUS™ compatible
Zigbee®
1x interface, NXP’s JN5169/79 module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, mikroBUS™ compatible
BLE
2x interface, Murata’s 1DX on-board module work on 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, BLEv4.2
VOL NXP KW41Z module work on 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant, BLEv4.2, mikroBUS™ compliant
Ethernet
1x interface 10/100 Mbps ethernet
USB
2x interface, USB host port type A connectivity (OTG enable with jumper selection)
Wi-Fi/3G
1x interface, Murata’s 1DX on board module work on 2.4GHz IEEE802.11b/g/n compliant.
3G connectivity through USB dongle
NFC
1x interface, NXP’s PN7120 NFC Controller, Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092 standard support
SNVS
Secure Non-volatile storage (1.0 and later)
Trust Zone
Protects security sensitive software and data in trusted execution environment
Tamper detection
Special mechanism provided to detect when device encounters unauthorized access
Secure Boot​
HABv4​
Dimensions
L x W x H – 150 mm x 100 mm x 30 mm
Weight
250 gm
Temperature
0 °C to 50 °C (10% to 80% RH – non-considering)
RoHS
Compliant
CE
CE
FCC
Why Modular IoT Gateway?
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OEM Solution
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Faster Time to Market
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Fully Customizable
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Reduced Development Cost
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Modular IoT Gateway Kit

Part #: VT-GTWY-6UL01/ULL01-M2-M4

  • Modular IoT Gateway Platform containing:
    • i.MX6UL SO-DIMM SOM with 256MB DDR3 and 1GB NAND memory
    • MikroBUS™ compatible KW41Z RF module
    • MikroBUS™ compatible JN5179 RF module
    • PN7120 based NFC module
    • Standard USB cable to connect Modular Gateway with host PC
    • Duct antenna for Wi-Fi Interface
    • AC/DC power adapter
  • Modular Edge Node Platform (MENP)
  • MikroBUS™ compatible KW41Z RF module – to interface with MENP
  • MikroBUS™ compatible JN5179 RF module – to interface with MENP
  • MikroE RGB Click module
  • MikroE Relay Click module
  • NFC Flexi-tag
  • Getting Started guide with kit activation code
           

$449 per kit

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Resources

Modular IoT Gateway Product Brief

Modular IoT Gateway Datasheet

Modular IoT Gateway User Guide