|Product Performed to Expectations:||9|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||9|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||10|
|Product was easy to use:||9|
|Support materials were available:||10|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||8|
|TotalScore:||55 / 60|
What is the product about?
The Element14 SimpleLink Sub-1GHz Sensor-to-Cloud Industrial Gateway provides end-to-end solution-enabling and easy cloud connection.
The kit contains all the components needed to create a full sensor network, including the BeagleBone Black, BeagleBone wireless cape,
and the SimpleLink Dual-Band CC1350 LaunchPad acting as the MAC co-processor. The kit also includes an additional CC1350 LaunchPad acting as a long-range sensor node.
The TI 15.4-Stack software development kit (SDK) for Sub-1GHz star network connectivity and the Linux TI Processor SDK, provides a seamless, out-of-box user experience.
IoT (Internet of Things)
What I received with the bundle?
With this bundle i received two https://www.element14.com/community/view-product.jspa?fsku=2664489&nsku=NULL&COM=noscriptTI SimpleLink CC1350 LaunchPads, Beaglebone Black along with it's wireless cape.
5Volts Power Supply with universal supportive plug extensions, USB cables, and uSD card with loaded image to boot up the kit and user manual.
Like to mention Kit includes FTDI Serial debugging cable which is really required when you need to port Linux based Operating systems to beaglebone family.
Every component is packed with ESD cover to protect from external immunity and emission.
Power packed bundle after opening including ESD protection covers.
5Volts Power Supply with universal supportive plug extensions
BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.
beaglebone wireless :
Replacing the 10/100 Ethernet port with onboard 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth, the popular open source BeagleBone™ Black computer now comes with built-in wireless networking capability. Leveraging a partnership with Octavo Systemsand designed in CadSoft Eagle, BeagleBone™ Black Wireless is the easiest to use and modify credit-card sized IoT Linux computer available.
Wireless cape for Beaglebone black:
The BBONE-GATEWAY-CAPE is an add-on board that provides a connectivity and gateway solution for the popular BeagleBone Black platform.
This cape comes with Texas Instrument's WL837MOD pre-certified module - the next generation Dual-Band Industrial Module - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and BLE.
It also supports ZigBee and NFC; lending itself to support IoT nodes and gateway applications.
It is recommended for users who own a beaglebone black already to purchase a wireless cape, if not beaglebone wireless is a good choice.
As IOT gateway:
As shown in the below picture, connect the BBB to the CC1350 LaunchPad labeled MAC co-processor.
Connect the 5-V power supply to the BBB and an electrical outlet.
The CC1350 LaunchPad labeled Sensor can be connected to any USB power source using provided USB cable.
connect ftdi serial debug cable, using putty
Use the following login credentials within the debug shell or via ssh:
password: <empty> (enter)
Once booting finished, You can see SitaraAP wireless network enabled with a good range.
Of course, a secured connection.
More details on how to use the product can be found here:
Amazon web services
Application using this bundle is under progress, will update this thread in coming weeks.