Build your first wireless IoT solution with UP & IQRF
Meet the unique development tool, our very latest IoT Starter Kit with which the development of your wireless Internet applications will be a matter of play. The UP board fits well between the IQRF network and computer network, acting as the perfect gateway for all your wireless IoT needs. The necessary software and services are ready for you and there are lots of tutorials for installation and configuration. Additional HW extensions can be attached to the kit as a variety of sensors and actuators.
UP Board – an ideal Gateway
At the borderline between the IQRF network and the computer network, there is the UP board. As a gateway, UP boasts excellent features like 2GB + 32GB eMMC memory, Intel® Atom™ x5 Z8350 Processor 64 bit-up to 1.92GHz and high resilience.
The IQRF Daemon has been developed for UP. It provides communication with the IQRF network and sends the data in the required format via selected communication channels to local and remote services. In particular, the MQTT protocol and the JSON message format are used. Regular reading of values from the IQRF network provides a prepared scheduler. For installation and configuration of the operating system and services, see https://github.com/iqrfsdk/iot-starter-kit.
IQRF wireless mesh network
For wireless connectivity, IQRF has been chosen as the world’s number one in reliable wireless mesh network technologies for more than 14 years. In this basic development kit, you will find an IQRF part that includes a sensory and relay kit that allows you to collect basic sensor data (temperature, light intensity, voltage) or control connected devices.
Communication with these devices is accomplished using DPA commands implemented in custom programs – Custom DPA Handlers.
Watch videos of UP Board
Watch videos showing work with the IQRF network
Data is sent from the IQRF network via the MQTT Channel into the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, from where it can be further processed. You can take advantage of a simple Power BI visualization or a more sophisticated solution with other robust tools offered by Microsoft Azure.
Check out a short video on how to set up the Microsoft Azure Gateway and IoT Hub to get a basic dashboard with visualization of the data you are getting.
Where can I get the IoT Starter Kit?
The IoT Starter Kit can be purchased at:
IQRF technology is a wireless technology for data transmission in mesh networks with extremely low power consumption and high reliability. The transmission is bi-directional and fast enough for both data collection and control of electronic devices. It has been developed by the Czech company MICRORISC and in 2014 it was awarded a scientific award, the Czech Head.
The latest operating system IQRF OS 4.0 ensures uncompromised security, whether in the secure addition of new devices to the network, in network data transmission or in additional user encryption of the transmitted data, all based on the AES-128 standard.
For complete IQRF documentation, visit http://www.iqrf.org.
About UP Bridge the Gap
UP is a platform designed for makers who intend to rapidly UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions. Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today, UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass produced embedded systems solutions.
UP is powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5-8350 Quad-Core 1.4/1.92Ghz 64 bit CPU with 1GB/2GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64 eMMC, 40 GPIO expansion driven by Altera Max V CPLD, 6 USB 2.0, USB 3.0 OTG, Gbit Ethernet, HDMI, DSI, and MIPI-CSI interface.
Designed to embrace as many software developer communities as possible, (note the comma) UP supports Ubilinux ( a customized Debian distribution ), Yocto, Ubuntu, Phoenix OS and Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
UP users will be supported by an online community where tutorials and pro-active support forums are available. The community also provides professional service where volume quantities of UP boards, including customized derivatives, can be requested and produced. www.up-community.org.
For more information about UP, please visit our website www.up-board.org
UP is available starting from 89$ at www.up-shop.com