LX IOT CORES: The Intelligence of Things made easy.
LX IOT Cores are a uniquely versatile, industrial grade hardware platform running an optimised IOT OS. They power high volume IOT applications around the world, from microchips to the cloud API and beyond. We’ve taken care of the complex stuff to enable the development of real solutions and remarkable products.
01/ Hardware + IOT OS
02/ API + Dashboards
03/ Devices + Solutions
/ Hardware + IOT OS
Full-stack IoT. Next Level.
LX IOT Cores is a new way of thinking, accelerating end-to-end full stack bespoke IOT solutions from the device layer through to end user apps. Our IOT hardware engine enables rapid device customisation while retaining miniature form factor solutions optimised for commercial grade applications at scale. The heart of the system consists of three IOT Cores that can be added to, subtracted from and morphed into new circuit boards. The cores have been designed by product development professionals using an advanced methodology in order to create miniature boards that are loaded with all the core IOT features demanded by any application.
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Tired of the layers of shields, capes & crusts? We see plenty of IoT prototypes that are far too big, costly and power hungry having to be completely redesigned come production time. IoT Cores are set-up for scale production from the start. We subtract what’s not needed, customise where required and then configure them into the target application form factor.
Scale safely with a proven platform developed from a deep dive analysis into over 400 vertical applications with an uncompromising pursuit of selecting only high reliability hardware subsections. Ready for now, continually evolving as we invest to prepare for next. Accelerating prototype development with clean transitions to volume production.
Running our ultra-low power IOT OS, the IOT Cores have in-built drivers for a wide range of on-board sensors, external wired sensors, power management subsections, wireless communications protocols and advanced location engine. The IOT OS supports a large number of commonly used IOT profiles such as static sensing, tracking and gateway modes with supporting performance enhancement algorithms.
Incredible power that hardly uses any
The IOT Cores and IOT OS have been designed from the ground up for ultra-low power consumption. Real world IOT applications very often rely on battery powered devices operating for long periods in the field without intervention. Supporting a wide range of battery technologies, external power options and high efficiency energy harvesting functionality, IOT Cores are designed to power your solution for years to come.
Advanced location engine
Our IOT OS features a high precision ultra-low power location engine with a range of intelligent tracking modes to support indoor and outdoor tracking applications. In more advanced configurations, the IOT OS will use a sophisticated combination of GPS, cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and IMU data for location.
We offer multiple connectivity options including many of the most popular long range network technologies as well as our low power favourites. Get connected with our device cloud plus VNO bundles or we can hook your devices directly into your favourite network operator.
Are your applications in the middle of nowhere without access to an existing IOT network? Need to fill in coverage gaps, or have a security mandate to keep data locally? No problem, go private with our 433MHz and 915MHz plug n’ play LoRa base stations with a selection of cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite back-haul options. With incredibly fast install times (under five minutes), solar power and high-gain antenna options, it’s easier than ever to set-up your own IOT network.
Unlike stacking approaches, our cores are only as big as the functionality required. For ultra-small form factor requirements, we can drop into 4 x 4mm BGA processor footprint.
Under 4uA sleep current with complete power control over all subsections. Every subsection is designed for low power operation. Inbuilt support for a range of battery chemistries, gas gauging and charge mechanisms including solar and inductive.
Ultra-low unit cost
Designed for high volume production with parts from quality suppliers while only paying for the features you need and leveraging the buying power of one of the world’s largest manufacturers.
From base stations to wearables, static sensors to trackers and on-board AI plus blockchain integration – there’s not much in IOT that can’t be powered by one of our IOT Cores.
In-built libraries ready to support hundreds of off the shelf wired sensors, and control devices as well as ten of the most common on-board sensors including a host of location options.
Short range networks, long range networks, cell networks and home networks – it’s all possible (Bluetooth/BLE, Wi-Fi, private LoRa, LoRaWAN, CATM1, NB-IOT, SigFox, Taggle, 2G/3G, Ant+, ZigBee, 4-20mA, USB, RS485, UART, SPI, I2C, 0-12V analog input).
Prototype with us then scale to high volume production. We work with you to customise an application-specific skin/enclosure, configure and optimise the core architecture, develop a device level application and transfer to commercial ready production at scale.
Plug n' Play
With out of the box device cloud support pre-integrated into our IOT OS, devices developed on IOT Cores are born integrated to our easy to use cloud based API.
Ready for next, now
On-board cryptographic hardware acceleration engine to enable device level ultra-
low power secure blockchain interactions supporting for AES 128, 192, 256, Triple
DES, HASH (MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2), and HMAC. Device level neural net support and
roadmap to a dedicated DCNN (Deep Convolution Neural Net) hardware accelerator.
Compatibility with TensorFlow and Caffe lightweight neural nets through STM32CubeMix, AI and the IOT Cores OS.
– Secure Firmware Installation (SFI) for BLE and 802.15.4 SW stack
– 3x Hardware encryption AES maximum 256-bit for the application, the BLE and IEEE 802.15.4
– Customer key storage / key manager services
– HW Public Key Authority (PKA)
– Cryptographic algorithms: RSA, Diffie
– Helman, ECC over GF(p)
– True random number generator (RNG)
– Sector protection against R/W operation (PCROP)
– CRC calculation unit
/ API + Dashboards
IOT device cloud
We’re developer-friendly - we want an ecosystem of developers to build apps on IOT Cores based products. So we’ve made our secure, stable IOT cloud backend easy. Always evolving and improving, it includes commissioning tools, device management interface, over-the-air upgrade functionality and a developer-friendly API. Get up and running in no time with our IOT dashboards to display the data you’re after for speedy prototyping. The LX IOT Cloud can be used stand-alone, as the gateway to custom applications or integrated with third party IOT cloud platforms.
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Not all IOT deployments need a custom application. We can skin our dashboards with your brand for out-of-the-box sensor data and location visibility. Or connect to the API to access an unlimited world of custom app development possibilities.
- Intuitive sensor specific widgets
- Graphing capability with zoom and thresholds
- Device configuration and management
- Location services and geofencing
- Alerts and rules engine
- Signal strength and battery level monitoring
- User and organisation management
- Mobile friendly
- Data export capability
- Custom widget integration
Secure, scalable, stable, simple
Sophisticated scalable IOT device cloud with location services, API, data storage, alerts & rules and an OTA engine all bundled into one simple subscription based service with connectivity. .
- Powered by Microsoft Azure with automatic scaling
- Easy to use API for building custom apps
- Option to pipe data directly to any 3rd party cloud
- 99.997% uptime
- Globally replicated storage locations with auto fall-over
- Mutual security authentication between device and cloud
- Device management
- Multi-device, multi-network OTA update capability
- Alerts and rules engine
- Location services
- Billing engine
To custom apps and beyond. Built by developers, for developers. Plug into our cloud-based API to unleash a world of custom app development possibilities, integration with 3rd party AI systems and connect up to other cloud solutions - or work with us to develop your custom app.
LX CoreView app
Fast device commissioning, configuration, integration and re-provisioning - important at scale. Coming soon to an App Store near you.
- Displays a list of all Bluetooth enabled IOT Core based devices in range
– Shows current BT MAC address, battery % and RSSI level
– Performs RF range tests and coverage tests
– Displays device hardware type, version, firmware version and serial number
– Extracts detailed device self-diagnostic data
– Sends control commands to target devices
– Performs Wi-Fi scans and displays the scan results (Wi-Fi enabled Cores only)
– Performs main BLE MCU OTA FW updates
– Configures device Wi-Fi access points details for direct cloud connectivity
– Enters devices into programming mode
– Enters devices into shipping mode
– Performs device level factory reset
– Trigger sensor sampling and visualise latest sensor readings
– Implement a nanny node simulator to put all nodes in range in deep sleep mode
– Configure IOT Core sensing and reporting rate
– Extract sensor data full logs from IOT Core internal memory
– Send pre-defined device profiles for rapid advanced configuration
– Sensor data plot (LX IOT dashboard view)
– Augmented reality visualisation of tracking path, sensor graphs and configuration settings
– Direct device QR Code scan to automatically connect to the desired device
– Blockchain contract in-device configuration, verification and acceptance
– Visualise latest and historical data from any device over the cloud
– Connect to IOT Cores to define and train artificial intelligence algorithms (classifications & neural networks)
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Get started with pre-skinned IOT Cores or go custom
Complete IOT in a box. Get started developing your app with our range of pre-skinned cores. From base stations to static sensors, trackers and accessories, we’ve got you covered.
Or, are you after a unique visual identity, application-specific physical criteria, specific features and performance levels? One of the challenges of the IOT is many very different “things” need to be brought into existence, and the devil (and excellence) is often in the details. Let us build you a custom configuration and skin.
Smart Grain Monitoring
Real time monitoring of grain storage using IoT.
Real time monitoring of cyclist and their bike during bike races for audience engagement.
Range of agriculture UAV/drone work focussed on remote data collection, NDVI surveying, autonomous scouting & mustering.
Smart sensor bin
Waste level sensor and software platform transforming waste into a smart waste network.
Faucet with wireless water temperature monitoring & over temperature alerts for use in industrial environments.
Solar powered Koala monitoring system with edge processing, web app & long range network topology.
Build your own IOT product with us
Keen to get started? Book in to learn how we can accelerate and de-risk your custom IOT product development with IOT Cores.
User interface & on-board peripherals Buttons – HW reset|2x user defined LEDs – 1x red/green LED|1x blue LED External connectors – Micro SD card reader|micro USB connector|FPC expansion connectors External power outputs – Fused 5VDC boost converter|fused 3VDC SMPS Apple Authentication -Apple MFi authentication option
Accessories and expansion boards Antennas – 3G flex PCB antenna|u.FL to SMA adaptor|3G SMA antenna Power – Battery|Micro USB cable|Coil for Qi wireless charging Breakout boards – FPC breakouts Expansion boards – Nano 3G programmer|GPS|xBee
Battery charging options USB charge – ~500mA Solar charge – Charge rate selectable Inductive – Qi compliant – external coil ~300mA External wired DC – ~500mA External wired DC – 0.25% accuracy battery voltage monitoring
Dimensions – 16.5 x 62.5 x 4.0 mm Weight – 6.2g Processor – STM32L152RET6 (512kB flash, 80kB RAM, 4kB EEPROM, LQFP64 package)
Buttons – HW reset|1x user defined pushbutton LEDs – Red/Green LED External connectors – optional headers and screw terminal blocks? External power outputs – raw battery, 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 24V Apple authentication – Apple MFi authentication option
Accessories & expansion boards Antennas – u.FL to SMA adaptor Power – Battery|Coil for Qi Wireless charging Breakout boards – FPC breakouts Expansion boards – GPS|xBee
Dimensions – 12 x 30 x 2 mm Weight – 3.5g Processor – nRF51422 Multi-protocol ANT/BLE (ARM® Cortex-M0 32 bit processor, QFN48 package)