UC-8100

Series Communication-centric RISC computing platform

Features and BenefitsGetting Started with AWS IoT

  • ARMv7 Cortex-A8 300/600/1000 MHz processor
  • Dual auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • SD socket for storage expansion and OS installation
  • Rich 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

 

Overview

The UC-8100 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 to a variety of complex communications solutions.

The UC-8100 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.

All units are thoroughly tested in a testing chamber, guaranteeing that the computing platforms are suitable for wide temperature applications.

Since many legacy industrial protocols are not compatible with IoT technologies, sending data from edge devices to a cloud database is often a drain on engineering resources. An optional software tool that comes with the UC-8100 series is Moxa’s ThingsPro™, an integrated data-acquisition and device-management software suite, which includes generic Modbus protocol support, as well as the IoT communication protocol MQTT, making it easy to transfer field data to a remote database in a few simple steps.

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 300/600/1000 MHz
USB USB 2.0 hosts x 1, Type A connector
DRAM DDR3 SDRAM:UC-8112-LX/LX1: 512 MB
UC-8162-LX: 512 MB
UC-8132-LX: 256 MB
UC-8131-LX: 256 MB
OS (pre-installed) Debian ARM 7 (Kernel 3.2)
Storage
Main Storage • 1 GB SD card with OS pre-installed (UC-8131/8132/8162 only)
• 2 GB micro SD card with OS pre-installed (UC-8112-LX/LX1 only)
Storage Expansion SD socket for storage expansion (UC-8112 only)
Ethernet Interface
LAN Auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps ports (RJ45) x 2
Magnetic Isolation Protection 1.5 kV built-in
Serial Interface
Serial Standards RS-232/422/485 ports, software-selectable (5-pin terminal block connector) x 1 or 2
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 Max. 921600 bps
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 (UC-8112/8162/8132 with cellular module)
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 Polycarbonate plastic
Weight 224 g (0.50 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 27 x 128 mm (3.98 x 1.06 x 5.04 in)
Mounting DIN-rail, wall (with optional kit)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature Standard Models: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 80°C (-40 to 176°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 24 VDC (3-pin terminal block, V+, V-, SG)
Input Current • 450 mA @ 12 VDC
• 225 mA @ 24 VDC
Power Consumption 5.4 W (without cellular module and external USB device attached)
Standards and Certifications
Safety UL 60950-1
EMC EC 55032/24
EMI CISPR 32, FCC Part 15B Class A
EMS IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 4 kV; Air: 8 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 3 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 1 kV; Signal: 0.5 kV
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: DC Power: 0.5 kV
IEC 61000-4-6 CS: 3 V
IEC 61000-4-8 PFMF: 1 A/m, 60 s
Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
Reliability
Alert Tools Built-in RTC (real-time clock)
Automatic Reboot Trigger Built-in WDT (watchdog timer)
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time UC-8162-T-LX: 301,648 hrs
UC-8132-T-LX: 302,648 hrs
UC-8131-T-LX: 315,063 hrs
UC-8112-T-LX: 1,181,598 hrs
UC-8162-LX/UC-8132-LX: 1,195,173 hrs
UC-8131-LX: 1,465,546 hrs
UC-8112-LX: 1,149,242 hrs
Standard Telcordia (Bellcore) Standard TR/SR
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 un-trusted hosts over an insecure network
Kernel GNU/Linux 3.2
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 (UC-8132-LX, UC-8162-LX, UC-8112-LX only)• 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
Cybersecurity
• Secure Boot: A novel authentication algorithm proposed to secure platform integration. Only trusted Linux kernel and bootloader should be executed (Patent Pending).
• SUDO Mechanism: Sudo (sometimes considered short for Super-user Do) is a program designed to let system administrators allow some users to execute some commands as root (or another user). The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done, and the Root account is disabled by default.
• Security Update of existing software packages: All packages in the UC-8100 could be updated for security purposes via Debian or Moxa’s Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) server.
• USB Protection: Provides a mechanism for disabling USB function to avoid USB stick malware attacks.
• SD Write Protection: Provides a mechanism for disabling SD write permission both in the filesystem SD and extended storage SD. (Note: Extended storage SD is only supported by the UC-8112-LX).