The Zephyr Project will be in-person at Embedded World 2022, hosted in Nuremberg, Germany on June 21-23.
Zephyr will have a booth (Booth 4-170 – right next to AGL) at the conference with live demos from project members such as AVSystem, Golioth, Laird Connectivity, Memfault and Nordic Semiconductor. Check out what we’ll be showing:
AVSystem will present its newest product releases, LwM2M Device Center and Anjay 3.0 LwM2M SDK. This open source tool for software development offers LwM2M version 1.1 features, perfect for passionate embedded developers to rapidly build LwM2M-based solutions and implement new, cutting-edge IoT technologies for free. At the same time, it also offers commercial features that allow for deep integrations with the most popular chipsets.
This Golioth demo uses a Raspberry Pi as the “border router”, although any Linux device will work nicely. A Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 dongle connects to the Pi, acting as the radio co-processor (RCP) so that the Pi can communicate with the other devices on the Thread network. We’re connecting three Laird BT510 nodes (also based on the nRF52840) to build out the network.
The Green Demo shows off the interconnected features of Golioth. It’s based around the concept of using smart grow lights in a greenhouse to supplement natural sunlight.
A light intensity sensor reports back the actual readings. If it’s a cloudy day, lower intensity readings are detected and the grow lights automatically swing into action, modulating their power usage to dial in the target light intensity. This saves energy, while ensuring the greenhouse yield and harvest dates aren’t affected by the fluctuation of natural light. The target intensity can be set remotely through the Golioth Console. But for fun, we also made a dashboard you can load on your phone to adjust the setting.
The Blue demo at our Embedded World booth shows off the ability to select which weather sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure) are being recorded, and select between sending the data to any of the three cloud platforms. This is also a great option if your team ever decides to move to a different cloud. You can put multiple output streams in place in order to test out the new setup before moving your production servers. Learn more about Golioth’s other demos in this blog.
Powered by Laird Connectivity’s Pinnacle™ 100 Modem, the Sentrius™ MG100 Gateway captures data from Bluetooth 5 long range sensors and sends it to the cloud via a global low power cellular (LTE-M/NB-IoT) connection. Paired with Laird Connectivity’s Sentrius™ BT510 and our latest Sentrius™ BT610 sensors, the starter kit provides a complete hardware solution for monitoring your applications status.
Out-of-box the gateway and sensors have be developed to work with the Software AG Cumulocity IoT platform. Cumulocity IoT gives you very fast visibility and control over your remote assets, be these houses, cars, machines or any other assets that you want to manage. Learn more about the starter kit here.
Laird Connectivity will also be exhibiting at Booth #5-374.
Memfault will be showing off a live demo that highlights the Memfault and Zephyr Integration – a combination of Zephyr and cloud-based device observability platform Memfault to support device monitoring and updating. The demo will show how you can leverage both to establish best practices for remote monitoring using reboots, watchdogs, fault/asserts, and connectivity metrics.
Memfault allows developers to monitor, debug, and update firmware remotely, which allows us to:
- avoid production freezes in favor of minimum viable product and Day-0 updates
- continuously monitor overall device health
- push updates and patches before most, if any, end users notice issues
Memfault’s SDK is easily integrated to collect packets of data for cloud analysis and issue deduplication. It works like a typical Zephyr module where you add it to your manifest file.
Memfault will also be exhibiting at their own booth at Stand 4-638. Visit their booth for a chance to win one of five Nordic Thingy:91 development kits with Memfault built-in. The is Nordic Semiconductor’s easy-to-use battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT using LTE-M, NB-IoT and GNSS that feature the Zephyr RTOS. Memfault will announce winners every day of Embedded World, so don’t miss out!
Nordic will be walking attendees through two demos:
LE Audio: Running on Nordic’s nRF5340 Audio DK and demonstrating Bluetooth LE Audio. The nRF5340 Audio Development Kit (DK) is the recommended platform for Bluetooth LE Audio products and contains everything needed to start development. It supports all Auracast™ features. The kit is configurable and can function as a USB dongle to send or receive audio data from a PC. It can also function as a Business Headset or a True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earbud. For most use-cases, Nordic recommends using two or more DKs.
ThingyWorld: Running on Nordic’s Thingy:91 and demonstrating our cellular IoT solutions.
The Nordic Thingy:91 is an easy-to-use battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT using LTE-M, NB-IoT and GNSS. It is ideal for creating Proof-of-Concept (PoC), demos and initial prototypes in your cIoT development phase.
Thingy:91 is built around the nRF9160 SiP and is certified for a broad range of LTE bands globally, meaning the Nordic Thingy:91 can be used just about anywhere in the world. The cellular communication can be interleaved elegantly with GNSS positioning acquisition making it perfect for sophisticated asset-tracking product ideas. The kit comes preloaded with a sophisticated asset tracking application.
The kit is packed with a multitude of sensors for motion, impact, air quality and much more. The nRF Connect SDK supports Thingy:91 and there are examples for all sensors and connectivity functionality.