Open Source LTE to Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee Industrial IoT Gateway

BLG840F is a low cost, open source, secure, industrial LTE to BLE 5, Thread, Zigbee gateway. Its low cost and long range (1800 meters at 125 Kbps with 60% Fresnel zone clearance) will enable mass deployment of IoT devices.

 
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BLG840F

 

The integrated modem supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT and can operate globally removing any need for regional variants. A GPS receiver is integrated into the radio offering various modes of operation to suit a wide selection of applications that employ location-tracking functionality

LTE to Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee IoT Gateways

BLG840F will be pre-certified and is in market ready enclosure. Upon completion of firmware and app development, you can begin marketing products.

A Bluetooth to LTE Gateway (BLG) relays messages from a cloud server to any node in a Bluetooth SIG mesh, other meshes, or in a point to multiple points application. 

LTE to Bluetooth SIG mesh IoT gateway for cloud server

LTE to Bluetooth SIG mesh IoT gateway for cloud server

BLG840F has 2 major components:

  • A BlueNor BT840F Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee module.

  • A Nordic nFR9160 LTE module

Block Diagram of Bluetooth LTE Gateway (BLG)

Block Diagram of Bluetooth LTE Gateway (BLG)

Using LTE to Connect to a Cloud Server


Development Server

A set of demonstration codes for a BLE 5 sensor sending temperature and humidity data to a BLG840F connected to a Fanstel development server using MQTT protocols can be downloaded from Download OpenSource Document webpage. 

The purpose of development server is to assist developers in early stage of development to trouble-shoot WiFi connection. To avoid overloading, gateways should be connected to a production server as soon as possible.

An Android phone app displaying temperature and humidity as below can be downloaded from the same webpage.

Google IoT Core Cloud Server

Hex and source codes for use with Mongoose OS to connect to  Google IoT Core cloud server can be downloaded from Download Open Source Document webpage.

Relaying Messages between Cloud and Bluetooth Devices

A Nordic nRF52 module communicates with cloud server in the message layers. nRF52 development environment shall be used for code development. Source codes are available.

The 64 MHz Cortex M4F MCU in nRF52 relays messages between a cloud server and any node in the mesh network. A CryptoCell 310 co-processor is embedded in BT840 Series modules. Secured messages can be decrypted and authenticated when relayed between a cloud server and Bluetooth SIG mesh.

Bootloader is preloaded in Bluetooth module. SoftDevice and application can be loaded by Over-The-Air firmware update. A TAG connect cable TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL can be used to connect to nRF52DK to load bootloader and other codes.

BLG840F, Gateway for Industrial Applications

CryptoCell 310 co-processor in BT840F module can offload decryption and authentication of messages, required in Bluetooth SIG mesh. Cortex M4F MCU can relay messages in a large mesh network efficiently. 

For industrial applications or larger mesh network, BWG840F is required to relay messages.

  • Supports Bluetooth 5, Thread and Zigbee

  • Cortex M4F MCU, 64 MHz with hardware DSP instructions and floating point unit.

  • Flash/RAM: 1MB/256KB

  • CryptoCell 310 co-processor

  • Bluetooth range: 1800 meters at 125 Kbps with 60% Fresnel zone clearance.

  • Ai-thinker WiFi module with ESP8266. Supports IEEE802.11 b/g/n. 32-bit MCU, integrated TCP/IP stack.

  • Availability: sample in September 2019.

  • Development Kit in stock

 

BLG840X with Power Amplifier

  • Supports Bluetooth 5, Thread and Zigbee

  • Bluetooth range >4500 meters at 125 Kbps with 60% Fresnel zone clearance.

Development Kits

  • DK-BLG840F-noGPS, in stock. Gateway in PCBA format. GPS feature not working. $80 each.

  • DK-BLG840F, gateway in enclosure. $150 each. There is an imperfect injection mark on top enclosure due to mold change to accommodate tall GPS antenna for initial DK. A new top enclosure is under development. Fanstel logo is not embedded in new enclosure when available in October 2019.

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DK-BLG840F, Development Kit for BLG840F, BLE 5 to LTE Gateway
150.00

Development kit for BLG840F.

includes development board, 10 pin cables, LTE antenna and adapter cable, AC adapter and USB cable.

A SIM card is not included. Please get one from your local carrier providing LTE-M or NB-IoT service.

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DK-BLG840F-noGPS, Development Kit for BLG840F, BLE 5 to LTE Gateway
80.00

Development kit for BLG840F, not in enclosure. GPS feature does not work.

includes development board, 2 - 10 pin cables, LTE antenna and adapter cable, AC adapter and USB cable.

A SIM card is not included. Please get one from your local carrier providing LTE-M or NB-IoT service.

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BLG840F, BLE 5, 802.15.4 to LTE Gateway
97.22

Development kit for BLG840F.

includes LTE antenna, AC adapter and USB cable.

A SIM card is not included. Please get one from your local carrier providing LTE-M or NB-IoT service.

$86.81 each at 10 pcs; $79.86 each at 100 pcs; $69.45 each at 1000 pcs.

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