A total solution for IoT applications

Data security and connectivity needs are key concerns for the rapidly rising number of IoT applications. USI and Microsoft have teamed up to open up an additional avenue for addressing these concerns. Their solution is the Azure Sphere Combo Module, a wireless and Bluetooth combo module for IoT applications. Besides embedding a secure OS, this versatile module integrates Microsoft's Azure Sphere Certified MCU, 802.11 b/g/n and dual mode Bluetooth 5.0.

This complete Microsoft-certified software module solution ensures a win-win outcome for everyone. Customers can be reassured by the unbeatable combination of Microsoft's security software with USI's solid track record in module and system. Developers get the opportunity to tackle challenges right at the design stage. And organizations that are worried about network security will now have an operational solution at hand.

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  • ARM Cortex-A7 (running up to 500MHz) and two Cortex-M4F cores (running up to 200MHz)
  •  192kB TCM, 64kB SRAM and integrated FPU; ideal for real-time control needs
  •  4MB embedded RAM in different cores
  •  16MB Flash for the Azure Sphere operating system and user applications
  •  Two antennas: Dual band printed antenna design; external antenna for diversity or BLE
  •  Dual band 1T1R mode
  •  Support for Bluetooth Core Specification 5.0
  •  Support for different interface options such as SPI/ I2S/ I2C/ UART/GPIOs and SPI
  •  Security support for WFA WPA/WPA2 personal

Target applications

  • Telematics & transport - vehicle tracking, asset tracking, fleet management
  • Energy - electricity meters, gas/water meter, smart grid
  • Payment - wireless POS, cash register, ATM, vending machine
  • Security - surveillance, detectors
  • Smart city - street lighting, smart parking, sharing economy
  • Gateway - consumer/industrial router
  • Industry - industrial pda, ipc, rugged tablet, pipeline monitoring, robot, motor/pump control
  • Life & healthcare - home automation, remote medical equipment
  •  Agriculture & environment - environmental monitoring, farmland monitoring, farm machinery management

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