Artila Electronics launched the FreeRTOS programmable remote I/O module, RIO-2014PG. Example programs which demonstrate serial and Ethernet data communication, which demonstrates how to push sensor data to IBM Bluemix using MQTT is also included for sensor to cloud application development. Low power consumption of ARM cortex M4 plus efficiency of FreeRTOS make RIO-2014PG an light weight computing platform for device networking and remote monitoring.
RIO-2014PG is powered by a 32-bit Atmel SAM4E16E 120MHz ARM Cortex M4 processor which is equipped with 256KB SRAM, 3MB Flash and FreeRTOS real time operating system. This module features one 10/100 MHz Ethernet port, one RS-232, one isolated RS-485, four isolated analog input channels, two isolated analog output channels, four isolated digital input and two channels of relay and one 1-wire interface for temperature or humidity sensors.
This I/O module is shipped with a FreeRTOS+lwIP board support package (BSP), device manager utility and example programs. Users can download the Toolchain, Atmel Studio from Atmel web site. Web configuration and I/O controls are available in the RIO-2014PG application development kit. The device manager utility featuring device discovery, network configuration, user’s web page and firmware upload is also included.