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Mouser goes global with IoT development boards

20th October 2017
Mick Elliott

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Pycom, a maker of multi-network Internet of Things (IoT) development boards and modules. The Pycom product line is based on the state-of-the-art Espressif ESP32 chipset and open source MicroPython scripting language.

The Pycom range provides engineers with hardware to rapidly create and connect devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, and Bluetooth low energy technologies; LPWAN communication technologies LoRa and Sigfox; and the latest LTE cellular networks, NB-IoT and Cat M1.

These enterprise-grade IoT development boards have a common footprint and sit interchangeably on expansion boards and breadboards.

They also offer ultra-low-power consumption that provides up to 10 years of usage on a single battery.

The L01 module and LoPy development board enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with additional support for LoRa long-range wireless protocol.

The devices support 10 times faster programming with MicroPython scripting and serve as a LoRa Nano Gateway able to connect up to 100 other LoPy devices in a 5-kilometer radius.

The FiPy board offers a five-network development platform in a footprint that matches the WiPy and LoPy boards. Featuring the ESP32 chipset for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity plus support for three additional networks — LoRa, Sigfox, and LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT — FiPy presents an open source firmware playground.

The SiPy development board is available in 14dBm and 22dBm versions with support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Sigfox communication. The 14dBm version is suitable for Sigfox zones RCZ1 and RCZ3, while the 22dBm version is suitable for Sigfox zones RCZ2 and RCZ4. The G01 module and GPy development board support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular LTE-M, providing LTE-M Cat M1 and NB1 connectivity from a single chip for narrowband IoT applications.

The module and board support 34 bands from 699MHz to 2690MHz, enabling designers worldwide to incorporate the technology into products. 

The development boards all incorporate an internal Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna, U.FL antenna connector, 22 general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs), and support for I2C, SPI, and UART.

 

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