UC-8100-ME-T

Series Communication-centric RISC computing platform

Features and BenefitsGetting Started with AWS IoT

  • ARMv7 Cortex-A8 1000 MHz processor
  • Dual auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • SD socket for storage expansion
  • Programmable LEDs and a programmable button for easy installation and maintenance
  • Mini PCIe socket for cellular module 4G LTE Guide
  • Debian ARM 7 open platform
  • Cybersecurity
  • -40°C to 70°C wide temperature range with LTE enabled

Overview

The UC-8100-ME-T computing platform is designed for embedded data acquisition applications. The computer comes with one or two RS-232/422/485 serial ports and dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN ports, as well as a Mini PCIe socket to support cellular modules. These versatile communication capabilities let users efficiently adapt the UC-8100-ME-T to a variety of complex communications solutions.

The UC-8100-ME-T is built around a Cortex-A8 RISC processor that has been optimized for use in energy monitoring systems, but is widely applicable to a variety of industrial solutions. With flexible interfacing options, this tiny embedded computer is a reliable and secure gateway for data acquisition and processing at field sites as well as a useful communication platform for many other large-scale deployments.

Wide temperature LTE-enabled models are available for extended temperature applications. All units are thoroughly tested in a testing chamber, guaranteeing that the LTE-enabled computing platforms are suitable for wide temperature applications.

White Paper
How to Choose a Good Computing Platform for Your IIoT

The market today is flooded with embedded solutions for the Industrial IoT. You can now choose from a wide variety of RISC-based embedded computers, single-board computers, and development boards to implement your IIoT solutions. With single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi available for for as low as US$ 40 per board, is it a good strategy to cast your loT with these development boards? What are some of the key factors that you must consider when choosing an embedded computing solution for your industrial applications?….


White Paper
Building a Future-Proof Data Processing Solution with Intelligent IoT Gateways

To date, most discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) have been about connecting new devices and rapidly bringing them online. In this white paper we look at the implications of bringing such a large number of devices online, namely, the need for efficient methods to collect information from these devices, and discuss how to handle the large amount of data collected from these devices.

Industrial IoT solutions are judged on their ability to adapt to various data acquisition needs and how they can transform the data collected from devices into useful business insights that can help decision makers. What makes an Industrial IoT solution truly stand out is the flexible data handling possibilities that it can provide…


White Paper
Developing a Data Acquisition Platform for Industrial IoT Applications

The impact the Internet has had on the way humans live their lives has been unprecedented. It has allowed us to communicate and interact with each other in ways previously unimaginable. Recently, it has opened the door for what many are describing as something that will become more important to our everyday lives than the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the most exciting possibilities is in industrial applications, more commonly referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT), where communication and interaction capabilities can be extended to devices or things used for factory automation, renewable energy applications, smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, and even oil and gas applications….


Application Notes
Accelerate your IIoT-Ready Applications with Smart Industrial Computing

Data is at the heart of the Internet of things (IoT). To make critical data-informed decisions, businesses first need to capture and collect data from all sorts of devices over the Internet before converting the data into valuable business information. Moxa has applied its rich experience in the industrial automation field to provide industrial computing solutions that integrate data acquisition and device management for large-scale, Industrial IoT applications. In this brochure, we will examine several typical applications to see how Moxa’s solutions can help businesses conquer the challenges in the Industrial IoT environments……

Hardware Specifications
Computer
CPU ARMv7 Cortex-A8 1000 MHz
USB USB 2.0 host x 1 (type A connector)
DRAM 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM
OS (pre-installed) Debian ARM 7 (Kernel 4.1)
Storage
Storage Expansion • SDHC/SDXC socket for storage expansion
• 4 GB eMMC flash with OS pre-installed
Ethernet Interface
LAN 2 auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps ports (RJ45)
Magnetic Isolation Protection 1.5 kV built-in
Serial Interface
Serial Standards 2 RS-232/422/485 ports, software-selectable (5-pin terminal block connector)
Console Port RS-232 (TxD, RxD, GND), 4-pin pin header output (115200, n, 8, 1)
Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow Control XON/XOFF, ADDC® (automatic data direction control) for RS-485
Baudrate 921600 bps (max.)
Serial Signals
RS-232 TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, GND
RS-422 TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-4w TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-2w Data+, Data-, GND
LEDs
System Power x 1, USB x 1, SD x 1, signal strength x 3
LAN 10M/100M on connector
Programmable Diagnosis x 3
Switches and Buttons
Push Button Initially configured to return a diagnostic report, and to reset the device to factory defaults
Physical Characteristics
Housing SECC + Al 5052
Weight 550 g (1.22 lb)
Dimensions 141 x 119.9 x 36 mm (5.56 x 4.72 x 1.42 x in)
Mounting DIN rail
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Wide Temp. models (with LTE accessory): -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Anti-Vibration 2 Grms @ IEC 60068-2-64, random wave, 5-500 Hz, 1 hr per axis (without any USB devices attached)
Anti-Shock 20 g @ IEC 60068-2-27, half sine wave, 30 ms
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12 to 36 VDC (3-pin terminal block, V+, V-, SG)
Input Current 500 mA @ 12 VDC
Power Consumption 6 W (without cellular module and external USB device attached)
Standards and Certifications
Safety UL 60950-1
EMC EN 55032/24
EMI CISPR 32, FCC Part 15B Class A
EMS IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 8 kV; Air: 15 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz, 20 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 4 kV; Signal: 4 kV
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: DC Power: 1 kV; Signal: 1 kV
IEC 61000-4-6 CS: 10 V
IEC 61000-4-8 PFMF: 300 A/m, 60 s
Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
Reliability
Alert Tools External RTC (real-time clock)
Automatic Reboot Trigger External WDT (watchdog timer)
Warranty
Warranty Period 5 years
Details See www.moxa.com/warranty
Software Specifications
Linux
OS Debian ARM 7
Web Server (Apache) Allows you to create and manage web sites; supports PHP and XML
Terminal Server (SSH) Provides secure encrypted communications between two untrusted hosts over an unsecure network
Kernel GNU/Linux 4.1
System Shell DASH (default), BASH
Text Editor vim, nano
Internet Protocol Suite TCP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, SNMPv2, ICMP, ARP, HTTP, CHAP, PAP, DHCP, NTP, NFS, SSH, PPP, SFTP, RSYNC, SSL
Programming Language Support PHP, Perl, Python
Internet Security Suite OpenVPN, IPTables
Cryptographic Hardware Accelerators AES, SHA, OpenSSL
Self Diagnosis Check status of system and hardware component via software method
Linux Board Support Packages (BSP) • GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain
• Bootloader/ Kernel/ filesystem
Cellular Networking • WVDIAL: Point-to-Point Protocol dialer that dials a modem and starts pppd to connect to the Internet.
• QMI (Qualcomm MSM Interface): Glib-based library for talking to WWAN modems and devices that speak the Qualcomm MSM Interface (QM
Cybersecurity • SUDO Mechanism: Sudo (short for super-user do) is a program designed to let system administrators allow some users to execute certain commands as the root user (or another user). The root user account is disabled by default. The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work.
• Security Update of Existing Software Packages: All software packages installed on the UC-8100-ME-T can be automatically updated using Debian Linux’s Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) server or Moxa’s server.
• USB Protection: Provides a mechanism for disabling USB function to avoid USB stick malware attacks.
• SD Write Protection: Provides a mechanism for disabling write permission to the microSD memory card plugged in directly into the card slot, or which is part of an extended storage system.