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Texas Instrument (TI) connecting Project mangOH

Guest post from Eran Zigman, business line manager, wireless connectivity solutions, TI

Selecting the right connectivity technology and development platform is a choice that every Internet of Things (IoT) developer has to make. During this process, developers need to consider elements such as development time and interoperability to meet their given application’s needs. With the Project mangOH® open hardware reference design from Sierra Wireless, which provides a single interface for a variety of wireless connectivity and sensor technologies, developers can quickly prototype their industrial design and shorten the time to market.

Texas Instruments (TI) is excited to be able to provide IoT modules for this open interface standard. Our IoT modules, based on this open interface standard, provide Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and ZigBee® connectivity in a small QFSP form factor. Using both TI’s WiLink 8 module, a combo connectivity solution enabling dual-band Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity, and our ZigBee CC2530 wireless MCU, developers are able to meet the wireless connectivity needs for a multitude of industrial IoT applications, examples include: enabling access to sensor data, providing a quick connection to the cloud or remote-control of mesh lighting systems. Additionally, the WiLink 8 (WL1837MOD) and CC2530 devices are enabled with TI’s radio coexistence technologies to offer enhanced wireless performance.

These IoT modules integrate with Project mangOH™, an open hardware initiative from Sierra Wireless to enable rapid prototyping and shortening the time-to-market for IoT developers. The beta release of the first reference design is Arduino-compatible, industrial-grade, and supports 3rd-party plug and play IoT modules to provide wireless, sensor and cloud connectivity. Out-of-the-box cloud connectivity is enabled with Sierra Wireless Legato® software support, an open source embedded Linux® platform to simplify the development of connected M2M applications. These IoT module designs will also be released to the open hardware community.

In addition to the technologies currently used with Project mangOH, TI provides the industry’s broadest wireless connectivity portfolio. Many products, such as the WiLink 8 (WL1837MOD) discussed here, have been optimized for industrial applications. To learn more about these technologies and find the right fit for your next project, visit: www.ti.com/wirelessconnectivity