ARIS-EDGE narrowBand-IoT shield in Arduino form factor

November 23, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Arrow Electronics has extended its flexible ARIS (Arrow Renesas IoT Synergy) platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) devices by introducing the ARIS-EDGE-NB-IoT shield. The shield, made by Shiratech, features a Quectel BG96 module and plugs onto the ARIS-EDGE-S3 board, which is based on the low-power Renesas Synergy S3A3 microcontroller.

The combination of these two boards enables users to evaluate streaming of sensor data to Microsoft’s Azure cloud via a cellular connection (2G/3G, NB-IoT or CAT-M1 depending on network availability), easily and fast.

The new shield has an Arduino form factor and features the popular, low-power Quectel BG96 LTE CAT-M1 & NB-IoT modem and built-in GPS plus an antenna. Download speed up to 300kbit/s and upload up to 375kbit/s are supported. The ARIS-EDGE-S3 board features a radio module with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.1/4.2), Thread, and ZigBee stacks. The new combo kit is well suited for use cases such as home automation, smart meters, smart lighting, wearable electronics, medical monitors and industrial sensing. Arrow plans to add a LoRa shield as well.

The ARIS-EDGE-S3 features a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 9-degrees-of-freedom (9-DOF) application specific sensor node (ASSN). Also on-board are the BME280 environmental sensor from Bosch Sensortec, which combines temperature, humidity and pressure sensing; a separate MEMS microphone; and an ambient light sensor to further extend contextual awareness.

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