Sierra Wireless has made a beta release of its Project mangOH, a wireless open hardware reference design for rapidly building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Designed to leverage the full feature set of the newest Sierra Wireless AirPrime WP Series modules, the reference design offers a flexible, Arduino-compatible platform based on industrial-grade components, which enables developers to go from prototype to market faster than ever before.
It also incorporates a new IoT connector, designed by Sierra Wireless and released as an open interface standard to simplify development, promote interoperability, and enable more wireless use-cases for IoT.
“Reducing complexity for IoT developers is a key priority for us – we believe it is essential in fostering innovation,” said Philippe Guillemette, chief technology officer for Sierra Wireless.
“Today’s release of Project mangOH and the IoT connector standard provides developers with the building blocks they need to get from their concept to prototype very quickly, and then into production without the need for significant redesign. Along with our new AirPrime WP modules and the Legato platform, we have a flexible solution to build and test new ideas, simplifying development.”
Built using Legato, an open-source Linux-based platform pre-integrated with the AirPrime WP module, the Project mangOH reference design quickly adapts to a wide range of IoT use-cases. Legato enables the WP module to seamlessly collect data from the IoT modules and Arduino shields, so that every open hardware shield becomes plug-and-play.
Additionally, every wireless and sensor module designed with the new IoT connector standard can be added in any combination and used out-of-the box with full Legato support.
Sierra Wireless claims that with Project mangOH, IoT developers can prototype and test ideas in days instead of months with minimal investment. Once the prototype is ready and tested, it can be repurposed for mass production using the industrial-grade components of the reference design and the applications developed in the open-source Legato platform.
Getting started with the open hardware
The beta release of the schematics, documentation, and bill of materials for Project mangOH and the IoT connector are freely available under an open hardware license.
For download links and more information about the open hardware reference design, the IoT connector, and the new Sierra Wireless AirPrime WP Series modules announced today at the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/WP_launch.
See also: Latest Sierra Wireless modules designed to accelerate development of IoT