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Smart City street lighting solution for the first smart marina in the Baltic Sea region

By Zenobia Hegde

Smart City solutions are becoming a major part of every city. These solutions would enable cities, including harbours to reduce costs and optimise operations as well to increase quality of life and overall safety. The most recent yacht harbour of Tallinn is located at the Western coast of Kopli Gulf at the beautiful Kakumäe peninsula.Its unique and high-tech infrastructure makes Haven Kakumäe the most complete and modern maritime centre of the Baltic region.

The project of the Kakumäe marina focuses on security with the inclusion of the finest technologies and the sustainable use of resources. The production and installation of pontoons at the harbour were completed in autumn 2016 and in June this year the marina was opened to the public.

In the second stage, a modern vessel hotel and the marina’s administrative building will be completed for the yacht club, together with the children’s sailing school, catering establishments and other leisure facilities. While the project’s successful execution relies on the knowledge and skills of the partners, the uniqueness and volume of the project is a great challenge for the contractor.

One part of the uniqueness in the harbour is the remote control of all the port’s luminaires and over 500m of harbour’s breakwater lighting through LoRaWAN™ network. LoRaWAN™ Luminaire Controllers manufactured by Nordic Automation Systems are installed on more than 45 outdoor lamps, designed by Keha3 Design Studio.

The remotely controllable LoRaWAN™-based IP68 rated Luminaire Controllers enable autonomous operation according to configured lighting profiles. LoRaWAN’s™ low energy consumption and low-cost connectivity make it an ideal technology for controlling Haven Kakumäe marina’s lighting system.

Controller enables to reduce energy consumption by optimal on/off and dimming profiles as well efficient maintenance cycles. LED luminaires are controlled using DALI interface. The device also has secondary duplex bus for controlling other electronic devices besides DALI drivers/ballasts.

The Luminaire Controllers were connected to the LoRaWAN™ Gateway over the radio. The gateway is situated at the harbour, but the connection is also supported by other near gateways. LoRaWAN™ network server communicating to the gateway (via ethernet or optional 3G,4G card) has the data available to the application. The fully secure IoT Hub platform visualises encrypted data from the end-nodes via LoRaWAN™ backend. Haven Kakumäe has the option to connect with external applications via API’s (application programming interfaces) to use the data in third-party systems.

With the intelligent and lighting management system, Haven Kakumäe marina is able to make more informed decisions towards energy and cost-efficiency. Although the harbour is still testing the full solution, the controllers already provide better control over lighting allowing real-time control of street lights on calendar and time basis. The ability to monitor light intensity, work mode and movement means that unnecessary over-lighting can be avoided, which in turn allows to save energy.

Equipped with the latest street lighting design, Haven Kakumäe is a true example of what future ports could be like. Controlled through LoRaWAN™ network, the harbour’s 500m of continuous breakwater lighting is also based on “Wannabe” profile, designed in collaboration with product design company Keha3. Every electric box […]

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Infineon supports NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI platform for Level 5 autonomy

By Zenobia Hegde

Infineon Technologies AG expanded its safe automated driving collaboration with NVIDIA, announcing that its AURIX ™ TC3xx series automotive microcontroller (MCU) will be used in the NVIDIA DRIVE™ Pegasus AI car computing platform. The supercomputer for autonomous vehicles meets the requirements of Level 5 autonomous driving as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Infineon now supplies the safety microcontroller, safety power supply IC, and selected vehicle communication interface ICs for several NVIDIA DRIVE systems. The devices support increasing levels of autonomous driving capability, ranging from auto cruise functionality to auto chauffeur and full autonomy.

Development time reduced by up to 40%

The collaboration enables users of the platform to access AURIX capabilities through an AUTOSAR-compliant software stack. This potentially allows re-use of higher-level application code and can likely reduce development time by 20% to 40% compared to traditional platforms.

“Infineon has a 30+ year history of delivering the safety and reliability technology that is critical at all levels of autonomous driving. We make cars safer, smarter and greener,” said Ritesh Tyagi, head of the Silicon Valley Automotive Innovation Centre (SVAIC) at Infineon. “Collaboration between Infineon and NVIDIA through multiple generations of DRIVE car computers provides the automotive industry with a consistent platform for development and market deployment across all classes of driver-assist and fully autonomous systems.”

“NVIDIA’s DRIVE AI vehicle supercomputers deliver up to 100-times more computational horsepower than the most advanced cars on the road today,” said Gary Hicok, senior vice president of Hardware Development at NVIDIA. “Their multiple levels of redundancy and safety functionality demand a proven, widely deployed safety architecture, like that of the AURIX TC3xx series.”

Infineon microcontrollers power automated driving

The multicore microcontrollers help the platform meet the highest possible functional safety standard (ISO 26262 ASIL-D) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving systems. The AURIX TC3xx series offers significant upgrades in performance compared to the previous generation to enable scalable and efficient platforms.

Gary Hicok

Key features of the AURIX microcontrollers are relevant to implementing both ADAS and Automated Driving (AD) functionality. That includes advanced support for ASIL-D applications assisted by more than 3,000 DMIPS of safety computational performance, self-test mechanisms in hardware for logic and memory, integrated monitoring, and redundant peripherals.

In addition, the latest generation of AURIX offers a greater level of integration, enhancements in high-speed connectivity interfaces, and advanced security capabilities.

The microcontroller handles a key layer of the safety supervision framework of the platform and performs monitoring functions for the SoC. In turn, AURIX plays an important role for DRIVE Pegasus to achieve system-level ASIL-D safety.

It also manages the power-up sequence and monitoring of warning signals for the self-driving platform. In addition, the AURIX microcontroller provides the main in-vehicle interfaces for multiple network communication channels to the system, such as CAN FD, Gigabit Ethernet, and FlexRay.

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Lantronix Launches Advanced Wireless Embedded IoT Gateways

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Lantronix recently launched its xPico 200 embedded IoT gateways. Measuring less than the size of a postage stamp, the compact xPico 200 embedded IoT gateways deliver robust Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, enterprise-grade security, and integrated manageability features that are ideal for industrial IoT applications. “Today’s advanced IoT applications require more than just simple connectivity,” […]

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Lantronix launches advanced wireless embedded IoT gateways

By Zenobia Hegde

Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), announced the launch of its xPico 200 embedded IoT gateways.

Measuring less than the size of a postage stamp, the compact xPico 200 embedded IoT gateways deliver robust Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, enterprise-grade security, and integrated manageability features that are ideal for industrial IoT applications.

“Today’s advanced IoT applications require more than just simple connectivity,” stated Shahram Mehraban, Lantronix vice president of marketing. “With the commercial launch of our xPico 200 product family, Lantronix is providing a robust compact solution that combines best-in-class wired and wireless connectivity, industrial grade design and intelligent networking that enables resource-constrained product development teams to reduce total cost of ownership and time to market for their industrial IoT solutions.”

“With its state-of-the-art fast roaming capabilities and integrated manageability, the xPico 200 embedded gateways deliver reliable functionality and performance that will enable us to efficiently develop very cost competitive connected products,” said Paul Blashewski, president of Prescient Wireless.

Combining the Lantronix intelligent networking communications engine with Cypress Semiconductor’s industry-leading wireless SoC, the xPico 200 gateways deliver best-in-class managed industrial Wi-Fi connectivity that enables industrial OEMs to simplify and accelerate development of their smart connected solutions. Currently, the xPico 200 gateways are being designed into industrial, medical, retail, smart building and transportation verticals.

Shahram Mehraban

“Lantronix has developed an industry-leading secure embedded solution that enables OEMs to utilise the Cypress CYW43907 802.11n Wi-Fi MCU to provide network reliability and flexibility to do more,” said Andrew Hunter, senior director of marketing at Cypress Semiconductor. “The xPico 200 series represents another milestone in our collaboration with Lantronix and addresses the growing need for industrial IoT solutions that deliver robust connectivity, processing capabilities and manageability.”

The xPico 200 product family features include:

Highly integrated industrial grade Wi-Fi and versatile connectivity

Seamlessly integrated Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth (BT and BLE) connectivity – no need to write complex drivers
Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi delivers higher performance and reliability, minimising interference
Industrial grade design supporting long life and reliable operation in extreme environments
Lantronix concurrent Soft AP + Client that provides device support and access without disrupting machine field operations

Robust data access and management

Intelligent networking and automatic connection management
Field-tested TruPort Serial and TruPort Socket enable out-of-the-box connectivity locally and over the Internet for hundreds of serial machine protocols
Built-in network communications engine simplifies embedded application development
Pre-integrated with Lantronix MACH10 IoT platform, including MACH10 Global Device Manager

Built-in comprehensive device security services

Enterprise-grade TruPort Security ensure security of both data-at-rest and data-in-motion
Secure connectivity to WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi networks
Secure boot and secure FOTA (firmware over the air) features allow only authorised software to run on the gateway

The xPico 240 is available through the worldwide network of authorised Lantronix distributors and resellers. xPico 250 evaluation kits will be available this month with product availability in early 2018.

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Merge the worlds of wired and wireless connectivity by connecting sensors to the cloud with new TI SimpleLink™ Ethernet MCUs

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Making it easier for developers to connect sensors from a gateway to the cloud, Texas Instruments (TI) recently introduced Ethernet connectivity to the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform, a single hardware, software and tool platform for wired and wireless MCUs. The new SimpleLink MSP432™ Ethernet MCUs are based on a high-performance 120-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M4F core with […]

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