MFX-1 IoT EDGE COMPUTING GATEWAY

COMPLIANT WITH LINUX FOUNDATION
EDGEX FOUNDRY OPEN SOURCE FRAMEWORK

MFX-1 IoT EdgeX Gateway is edge computing solution based on Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry
open source framework that offers interoperable ecosystem of plug-and-play components
for faster deployment of IoT solutions.

MAINFLUX MFX-1 IoT EDGEX GATEWAY

MFX-1 IoT EdgeX Gateway is Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry compliant IoT gateway
developed on the optimized hardware platform for industrial IoT edge computing solutions.

EdgeX Foundry is an open source framework for edge computing hosted within a full hardware and OS-agnostic
reference software platform that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions.

MAINFLUX AND LINUX FOUNDATION
EDGEX FOUNDRY
LINUX FOUNDATION EDGEX FOUNDRY

Over 80 member companies across the IoT space including Dell, AMD, Toshiba, Analog Devices, and Samsung.

Objective: Build a vendor-neutral, flexible, highly-scalable and industrial-grade open source edge software platform supported by a rich ecosystem of plug-and-play components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions.



MAINFLUX AT EDGEX FOUNDRY

Chairs the Application Workgroup in Technical Steering Committee.

Member at large Technical Steering Committee.

Community Contribution Award for Exemplary Leadership Innovation Award for Extensive Technical Contribution.


MAINFLUX - MFX-1 IoT EDGE GATEWAY
EDGEX FOUNDRY PLATFORM


  • Microservices architecture supports the use of any combination of heterogeneous components plugged into a common interoperability foundation.

  • Agnostic to any hardware CPUs ( x86, ARM), OS ( Linux, Windows, Mac OS), and app environment (Java, JavaScript, Python, Golang, C/C++ to work together through the common APIs

  • Allow services to scale up and down to highly-constrained devices, based on device capability and use case

  • Support for any combination of device interfaces to normalize connectivity protocols (both IP- and non-IP) into a common API

  • Functionality across multiple edge hardware nodes or across processors within a given node.

  • Optional microservices (e.g., northbound message bus, rules engine, database) can be quickly replaced with preferred open-source or proprietary alternative

  • Industrial-grade security, manageability, performance, and reliability while still maintaining extensibility.

  • Drop-in replacements of microservices or entire subsections with more performant versions without requiring architectural changes

HARDWARE PLATFORM

Mainflux- MFX-1 IoT EdgeX Gateway is implemented on Solid Run HummingBoard-Edge hardware platform. It was developed to meet the B2B market demand for a high performance and includes a whole new set of features:

  • Low memory footprint (RAM)

  • Small size binaries

  • Low Latency

  • Hi Performance

  • Deploy only microservices you need

  • Based on NXP’s iMX6 Single to Quad Core

  • Optimal IoT platform

  • Feature rich

  • Industrial Temp. (-40° to 85° C)

  • Physical radio connectivity: WiFi, BLE

  • Cellular connectivity: GSM/GPRS/LTE/CAT-M/NB-IoT, LoRa, 6LoWPAN/Zigbee
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
EDGEX FOUNDRY PLATFORM

The architecture supports communications “north, south, east and west” as needed in the IoT
“fog” and can be deployed on a variety of edge nodes in a tiered computing architecture.

The deployment of combinations of different plug-and-play microservices simply depends
on the use cases and capability of the host device.

HARDWARE PLATFORM

Solid Run HummingBoard Carrier Board for iMX6 SOM

System Specification
HummingBoard Edge
SOM Model i.MX6 based Solo to Quad Core SOM
Memory and Storage Up to 2GB DDR3
uSD
eMMC (8GB) M.2 (2242)*)
Connectivity 1×RJ-45**
4×USB 2.0
mPCIE with SIM card holder
Media HDMI-Out
MIPI-CSI-2 and MIPI-DSI
Parallel Camera (on GPIO header)
LVDS
Analog Audio
I/O Reset Button
36 pins GPIO Header
RTC with battery IR
Power 7V-36V, 5.5mm in (Twist and Lock mechanism)
Software Linux
Dimensions (WxL) 102mm×69mm
Enclosure Optional Metal Enclosure
MAINFLUX - IIoT SYSTEM

The combination of Mainflux’s IoT platform and its MFX-1 EdgeX Gateway will provide
an open source full-featured systemfor IoT solutions development.

The turn-key system is designed for scale, performance, operational efficiency and the ability
to create intelligent products and value-added services across the range of industries.

For the full functionality, special middleware connectors are created both on
the IoT Platform and IoT Edge Gateway side and additional original application
with user-interface for the control and management of the whole IIoT System.

IoT Platform is a remote control of the IoT Edge Gateway, management, storage, advanced analytics
and learning, acting as meta-instance of more immediate processing data needs.

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