Taoglas Ramps Up IoT Time-to-market with EDGE SoM Portfolio
Taoglas has released a new SoM platform for IoT systems. What is this platform exactly, and how does it claim to speed up IoT time-to-market by 80%?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been booming with new components. Recently, a new system on module (SoM) portfolio from Taoglas was released, which targets IoT systems with a focus on transportation, remote healthcare, and smart buildings. The Taoglas EDGE-based SoM solutions are a fully functional edge-to-cloud enablement platform that breakdown into robust hardware, cloud-based management, and reliable connectivity.
One member of Taoglas EDGE SoM, the EM15. Image used courtesy of Taoglas
With the release of this new SoM portfolio, it brought to question who is Taoglas and what they are doing in the realm of SoMs, especially since it was recognized as a finalist for the Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Economy through the 2021 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards committee.
Taoglas claims that its SoM hardware, firmware, device management, and cloud analytics can reduce time-to-market by up to 80% for any IoT application.
While keeping this in mind, this article will dive into Taoglas' work and its newest SoM portfolio.
Taoglas’ Era of Digital Transformation
Taoglas offers turnkey IoT hardware and software platforms for designers. These platforms can be beneficial because, essentially, single-board computers claim to deliver low power consumption, high processing power, cellular connectivity, precise sensors, and reliable positioning technology.
Key features of the IoT EDGE portfolio. Image used courtesy of Taoglas
Designers have the option to look at Taoglas' SoM portfolio when needing a quick-turnaround, proof of concept for all IoT, and machine vision solutions. Engineers and designers could have circuit-level flexibility by selecting any multi-sensor and pre-certified boards to integrate into digital and analog functions.
Ongoing design support is provided from Taoglas, an IoT solution architect who can help resolve complex integration processes. Starting at initial strategy through design, build, prototype, deployment, and management of an IoT solution, Taoglas claims to be a full supporting cast. It also offers integration of EDGE SoMs with vision chip technology with requirements in firmware updates, edge processing, cloud hosting, and power management design.
Now that the overarching goals of Taoglas have been looked at, it's time to dive into the newest portfolio.
Introducing Taoglas’ SoM portfolio
By launching an SoM portfolio, Taoglas claims its technology in the IoT design process is as simple as activating a SIM card.
Below is a brief overview of each of the EDGE series members:
- EC55 includes seven onboard environmental and movement sensors, cellular and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an ARM Cortex M7 processor.
- EM15 is a compact multi-sensor SoM with cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth-accessible connections. It also claims to feature ultra-low power consumption and a dual-core processor.
- IG25 is an industrial multi-sensor SoM with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity, industrial communication protocols, integrated digital and analog I/Os, low power consumption, and a dual-core processor.
- EL.1A EDGE Locate is a centimeter-level positioning ultra low power subsystem with high precision for high volume navigation and autonomous applications.
- EL.C10 EDGE IoT Starter kit is a comprehensive kit with cm-level positioning.
Taoglas' EDGE Locate supported bands and signals. Image used courtesy of Taoglas
From the portfolio, the EDGE Locate and the EDGE IoT Starter Kit aim to lead the way for ultra-low-power global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solutions. Each device provides high-precision GNSS and real-time positioning (RTK) capabilities for large amounts of data from onboard temperature, humidity, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, light, and air pressure sensors.
Each device provides multi-function hardware for solutions across healthcare, industrial, transportation, agriculture, and smart city applications.
Case Examples of Utilizing SoM
One way to see the extent of this portfolio is to look at some use cases. One use case dealt with the impact the SoM portfolio has on agriculture by targeting an efficiency issue in ways farmers manually inspect feed or pellet levels. Taoglas was able to assist LvLogics in developing a custom IoT solution that automatically monitors and manages product levels.
A second study case dealt with Horseware Ireland, an e-commerce company that provides customers with horse rugs and horse upkeep accessories. Taoglas focused on providing software metrics within motion detection, movement, style, and sleep tracking. After providing the solution to the client, Taoglas offered customers secured access to a custom, user-friendly platform that presents all data obtained from the IoT hardware.
A final use case targeted next-generation IoT in medical applications. Taoglas teamed up with HealthBeacon, a digital health platform for injectable medications. Another custom product was provided to HealthBeacon that automatically monitors patient medication and provides user-friendly management and compliance levels of various medications.
By providing use cases, Taoglas tries to back up its efforts to improve the world of IoT with SoMs, as well as to help designers in a variety of ways.
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