A Guide to Amptek Technologies iCon Single Board Computer for Internet of Things (IoT) Applications
The iCon from Amptek Technologies, Inc. stands for Internet Connectivity. It is a uClinux based, credit card sized (8.6 x 5.4 cm) Cortex-M3 single board computer with drivers Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, USB, CAN, and RS-485, designed specifically for the Internet of Things (IoT) application. It brings the two most common and cost-effective wireless technologies into a single embedded system.
At the heart of the iCon is a 120MHz Cortex-M3 processor, 32Mbyte of flash memory, and 64Mbyte of SDRAM. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules are CE, FCC, and Industry Canada qualified. The Open Source TCP/IP, WPA supplicant, and BlueZ protocol stacks are all included. iCon also comes standard with CAN bus, RS-485, and USB 2.0 ready to be connected to the real world. On the back of the iCon are two expansion connectors. There is also a battery holder for a coin cell battery that will keep the real-time clock running when the main power source is disconnected, essential for products that keep track of the time.
iCon is intended to be a low cost wireless platform for implementing industrial control systems, wireless sensors, or smart home appliances. It is also an excellent educational tool for wireless embedded systems.
- Industrial control systems
- Sensor networks
- Smart home appliances
- NXP LPC1788 - up to 120MHz Cortex-M3 microcontroller
- 32MByte Flash memory
- 64MByte SDRAM
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 2.0
- CAN 2.0B
- Real-time clock
- uClinux operating system - Linux kernel 2.6.33-ARM1
- BlueZ Bluetooth protocol stack
- TCP/IP protocol stack
- WPA supplicant
- Boa web server
- Inadyn DDNS client
- 10-bit DAC
- 12-bit ADC
- 16-bit RGB LCD
For more information about the iCon, or to purchase your own, please call Symmetry Electronics at (310) 536-6190, or contact us online.
Stay up to date with industry and supplier news!