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Cloud managable IoT edge gateway 'netFIELD Compact'

Secure computing platform for containerized applications

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At a glance

  • Root of trust platform due to high assurance boot
  • Dual container runtime - one cloud-manageable and one default instance
  • Integrated web UI for effortless configuration and diagnosis
  • Centralized management by optional Cloud portal
  • Open for any containers based on ARM32/64 architecture

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netIOT Edge Gateways securely connect automation networks with Cloud or IoT directed application. As field devices they exchange cyclic IO data with the PLC and communicate furthermore with IoT capable field devices over OPC UA or MQTT directly. This real-time field data build the basis for intelligent IoT applications of cyber-physical processes in ERP/CRM systems in modern M2M enterprise solutions.

Integrated security mechanisms such as physical separation of the OT network and the IT network, a trusted operating system, the execution of signed firmware and packets only and the usage of encryption techniques of the latest standards are securing the data integrity and protecting against any kind of data theft.

The web based IoT wiring editor Node-RED serves to configure the data flow in the devices. Data apps and profiles are created herein in minutes with over 70 predefined function blocks called „nodes“. Features in addition to this set for the otherwise closed gateways are available on demand as netIOT Service products. Available are native cloud connectors to specific cloud solutions for post installation or services such as software adaptions and many more. Own software can be deployed on the system additionally using the preinstalled container software Docker.

Technical Details

Technical data netFIELD Compact

GeneralPart number1918.010
Article nameNFX8M-D2-N32-010
FunctionIT/OT edge gateway for IIoT, Industry 4.0, Integrated Industry and automation projects with optional netFIELD Cloud connectivity
ProcessorCPU1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 64Bit (NXP i.MX8M Mini)
Storage32 GB eMMC flash, appr. 50 TBW (Terabytes Written)
SoftwareOperating systemnetFIELD OS, based on Security Enhanced YOCTO Linux
Standard DockerDocker for manual and local deployment and maintenance of containers
IoT Edge DockerDocker for remote and automatic deployment and maintenance of containers from the netFIELD Cloud
Local Device ManagerWeb-based GUI for local device parameterization
SecuritySecure boot“High Assurance Boot” of signed software only
Power supplySupply voltageUnregulated +8 V DC ... +36 V DC IN (typical: +24 V DC)
Note: Voltages above 36 V may cause damage to the device.
Voltages below 8 V may cause a shutdown of the device.
Current consumption without USB (typical)110 mA at 24 V DC
220 mA at 12 V DC
Current consumption with USB (typical)350 mA at 24 V DC with two USB ports (at 5 V and 500 mA per port, resulting in additional 120 mA per port)
Note: Maximum load over all three USB ports is 1 A
Connector5.5 x 2.5 mm coaxial input jack with “bajonet” lock
Real-time clockBufferingOn-board battery with 3V and 120mAh: SBR1632 Lithium Fluorocarbons coin cell, RoHS compliant, 10 years service interval
Ethernet LAN interfacesTypeETH1: 1 Gbit/s Ethernet port (eth0 in netFIELD OS)
ETH2: 100 Mbit/s Ethernet port (eth1 in netFIELD OS)
Connector2 x RJ45 jacks
Additional interfacesUSB3 x USB 2.0 ports, type-A connector
Note: Maximum allowed output current over all USB ports is 1 A
ConsoleSerial UART-to-USB interface, Mini USB connector
Serial portRS-232 or RS-485 (2-wire/half-duplex), terminal block connector
LED indicatorsEdge LEDUser-programmable yellow/green duo LED (labelled “LED” on the device)
Ethernet LANLINK (green): Ethernet Link status
ACT (yellow): Ethernet Activity status
Power-onOrange LED indicating on/off state of the device
Mechanics and housingDimensions of device
(without plugs and mounting bracket)
112 mm x 84 mm x 25 mm
Dimensions of device with plugs and mounting bracketCa. 167 mm x 118 mm x 27 mm
Weight of device with mounting bracketCa. 350 g
Housing materialAluminum
Degree of protectionIP20
Mounting typeDIN top hat rail mounting or wall mounting (with two M4 screws)
Admissible ambient conditionsAmbient temperatureOperation: –20 °C … +60 °C
Storage: –40 °C … +85 °C
Relative humidityOperation: 10 % … 90 %
Storage: 5 % … 95 %
ComplianceElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC)EN 55032/5, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-3
SafetyEN/UL/IEC 62368-1
ApprovalsULIn preparation
Conformity declarationsCEYes

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