A controller module has been released by Artila Electronics. RIO-2015PG, the FreeRTOS programmable remote I/O module. RIO-2015PG 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.
The industrial I/O of RIO-2015PG features one 10/100MHz Ethernet port, one RS-232, one isolated RS-485, four isolated analogue input channels, two isolated analogue output channels, four isolated digital input and two channels of relay and one 1-wire interface for temperature or humidity sensors.
RIO-2015PG 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. A tiny web server is available in RIO-2015PG and is ready for customer’s web-based application. Example programs which demonstrate serial and Ethernet data communication, Web configuration and I/O controls are available in the RIO-2015PG application development kit. The device manager utility featuring device discovery, network configuration, user’s web page and firmware upload is also included. An example program which demonstrates how to push sensor data to IBM Bluemix using MQTT is also included for quick sensor to cloud application development.
Low power consumption of ARM cortex M4 plus high efficiency of FreeRTOS make RIO-2015PG an ideal light weight computing platform for device networking and remote monitoring.