Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 25 February 2015
At the Smart City Expo '15, Tatung announced its full line of embedded modules for use in various smart city applications, including electrical vehicle charging, intelligent street lighting, and pervasive sensing and control.
The modules have been designed to accommodate system integration, where standard-based communication protocols, reliability, and cost are highly important.
Tatung's full line of embedded applications starts with compact-sized M1 and M3 boards that have built-in power-line communications and Linux- or Java-based system-processing capabilities.
There is also the UDK-21, an expanded version of the M3, which is ideal for use as an intelligent gateway. It includes a stackable C3 board and hosts a wide array of peripheral control devices.
Additionally, Tatung's MEVSE board features a special design for use in smart EV charging stations, while the company’s MGX board conveniently enables pervasive smart city sensing and control. The MGX board can also be used as an intelligent network hub virtually anywhere in a large, wide area deployment.
Tatung's embedded modules for Smart City applications are based on the ST2100 STreamPlug by STMicroelectronics. It combines a high-performance processing subsystem with Powerline Communication (PLC) security and peripheral features to support hybrid networks utilizing popular wired and wireless standards including HomePlug® AV and HomePlug Green PHY.
Tatung displayed the modules with software developed with its partners. Arkados has provided software support packages that integrate board-level software and provide developers with a complete development environment.
Arkados' device-management software, LinqUSP, has been added as a utility for managing the device lifecycle, a critical task throughout the Smart City application.
Specialized software IP, such as the Grid2Home Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0, Prosyst's OSGi, and others have also been integrated depending on specific application needs.
Chi-wei Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org)