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Introduction

IQD-GW-01/02 (IQube) is a generic gateway consisting of the TR-76D module as a DPA coordinator, a single-board, a pre-configured SD-card and a protective plastic housing.

This device enables IQRF® customers to demonstrate and evaluate IQRF® features, and can be easily connected to existing servers (e.g. IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS IoT, Hexio IoT). The source code of IQRF Gateway daemon and IQRF Gateway webapp is provided by the open source GitLab projects.

The device can be delivered with Armbian based Linux image or with Yocto based Linux image. The decision is made by the customer. The key features for both types of images follow.

Armbian

  • SD card filesystem is mounted as read-write
  • Logs are kept in memory and rotated to SD card periodically
  • Support for WireGuard VPN connection
  • Support for M/Monit monitoring server
  • SW updates are handled via Deb packages
  • No fleet updates are available
  • The customers are free to add any Debian based packages

Yocto

  • SD card filesystem is mounted as read-only with defined overlay
  • Logs are kept in memory and can be rotated to SD card periodically
  • Support for WireGuard VPN connection
  • SW updates are handled via Mender artifacts
  • Fleet updates are available via Mender server and artifacts
  • Built in support for M/Monit monitoring server
  • The custom applications must be built with support of our Yocto gateway SDK
  • A solution based on the customer's requirements possible

Parts

  • Orange Pi Zero H2 Quad Core Open Source 512MB Single Board Computer
  • IQRF TR-76D extension board 01/02
  • White protective plastic box
  • Kingston 16GB SD card
  • Power supply 2A at 5V with micro USB connector

USB HOST port

For your awareness eventual short circuit on USB socket can cause overheating of the device.

SD card

Do not remove the SD card when the device is in operation! Use Gateway button to power-off the device first, wait 30s to shutdown the device completely, unplug the power supply and then remove the SD card safely.

Technical data

  • Operating Voltage: 5 V
  • RF Output Power (max.): 10 dBm
  • Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 40 ℃
  • Interfaces: micro USB
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • USB (1x)
  • Dimension (LxWxH): 50 x 54 x 36 mm
  • Coordinator: Contains DPA-UART plugin