Be ahead of the curve in education
The Internet of Things is changing the world. Siemens‘ answer: SIMATIC IOT2000. With SIMATIC IOT2050, Siemens offers a solution for open source applications for education – with SIMATIC quality for 24/7 operation. You benefit from the open, expandable hardware (PCIe- and Arduino Uno R3-compatible interface), the Linux based operating system (Debian). SIMATIC IOT2050 is your link to digital dimensions – the smart gateway for cloud connections.
SIMATIC IOT2050 enables students to gain hands-on experiences at the beginning of their studies as well as afterwards in challenging projects, e.g. in sensor and control technology applications with high-level programming, such as C/C++, Python, Java, Json, Node.js/Node-RED...
IOT2050 industrial IoT gateway, based on ARM processor technology from Texas Instruments, is an open, industrial PC-like platform with which customers can implement a wide range of applications in the IOT, gateway and edge environment. SIMATIC IOT2050 features numerous interfaces and sets itself apart mainly due to its expandability, free programming in high-level languages and the availability of a wide range of packages in the Linux environment. The fanless industrial design and the availability ex stock complete the offer.
Simplified short guide for setting up your IOT2050 (6ES7647-0BA00-1YA2)
High-level language programming with IOT2050
IOT2020/2040 – Previous models
Simplified short guide for setting up your IOT2020 or IOT2040
- Provide needed hardware and install the "Win32 disc imager, Eclipse" software on the PC.
- Install IO-Shield for connection of external signals.
- Insert MicroSD card in the PC. It is designated for the operating system and provides space for programs and data.
- Save Yocto Linux SD Card example image to the SD card and insert in the IOT2000. It contains the ready-to-use Linux operating system with runtime environment for all supported programming languages.
Use the following guide to perform steps 1-4:
Experts are available in the IOT2000 Forum. The forum provides instructions on the first project steps, application examples, introduction videos, downloads and FAQs.
TIA Portal programming with IOT2000EDU only for schools and universities
The SCE Learn- & Training Documents for IOT2000EDU offer you step-by-step instructions for easy introduction to the TIA Portal programming with IOT2020 or IOT2040.
As part of Industry 4.0, networking of production and office IT continues to expand. Production data is collected and evaluated in the cloud to optimize production. Networking of existing plants is a major challenge in this regard, because the machines from different manufacturers and on different technological levels often do not speak the same data language. The solution is often time-consuming and complex retrofitting in these situations
I have had a chance to look at the new firmware for the SIMATIC IOT2000 series gateways from Siemens, there were a few bugs in V2.1.2 so I was looking forward to seeing if these had been resolved and also if the final requested ap was included. Namely Mosquitto, an MQTT Broker. The new firmware should be available in the next few days from the Siemens support site. I used a Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD card that has 80MB/Sec read and write, it gave excellent performance under normal operation. I did not test everything, I just looked to the bug fixes and new apps and gave a quick run through using Node-Red with GPIO and Serial comms.
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Das neue IOT2020 der Fa. Siemens ist ab sofort exklusiv bei RS-Components verfügbar: rs-online.com. Dieses preisgünstige Modul basiert auf dem Intel Galileo Board und läuft unter dem Betriebssystem Linux, welches von einer SD-Speicherkarte gestartet wird. Das IOT2020 ist in großen Teilen anschlusskompatibel zum Arduino und kann u. a. aus der gewohnten Arduino-Entwicklungsumgebung programmiert werden. Dem Einsatz zur Steuerung unserer virtuellen Anlagenmodelle für den Arduino steht daher nichts im Wege. Unser Video erläutert die Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt.