owa3x Rugged

The formidable and robust IP67 ruggerized version of the Owa3x embedded computers perfect for rough or hazardous environments.

Key features
  • IP67 - waterproof and dust industrial grade protection
  • GPS
  • Embedded IP functionality
  • Wide variety of interfaces:
    • Analog and Digital I/O
    • 3 RS232 & 1 RS485
    • 2 CAN, 2 K-Line & iButton
    • Audio, USB
    • Ethernet, uSD, etc.
  • Optional Communication technologies:
    • Bluetooth™
    • WiFi
    • ZigBee
    • Satellite
    • I/Os expansion board
  • Complete development environment and software packages.
  • Highly customizable & Remote Over-The-Air Update (OTA)

Ideal for:
Operation on Cars, Trucks, Bus+Train, Industrial Machinery etc. Digital Tachograph Remote Download, DTCO. Vehicle fleet management. Operating data recording. Smart metering. Condition & Remote Monitoring. Connected Car.
Open M2M ruggerized platform

owa3x Rugged models are to be phased out in December 2018. Please contact our Sales team for details.

A powerful generation of open, flexible, industrial-grade wireless embedded computers, providing fully wireless capabities for remote management and monitoring. Combine the best set of technologies and features to develop telemetry and telematic applications thanks to the huge range of options.

Wireless Embedded Computer
Owa3x family system architecture and SW layers
ARM9 CPU 32bit @400MIPS
  • 32MB/64MB RAM
  • 64MB Flash, +16GB in uSD
  • Industry standard architecture
Powerful: Linux and C/C++ PSU:
  • Robust for Automotive
  • Very Low Power consumption
ARM core
Open platform
PSU: Very low power

This table is only a HTML5 version of the official BOK 100 6006 owa3x family variants & options summary, available on the documentation section of both owa3x and owa3x rugged products.

Features & Options by model
owa31A Rugged owa33A Rugged
Features owa31A Rugged owa33A Rugged
Processor / MHz ARM9 / 400 ARM9 / 400
Linux Kernel (OS) 2.6.36 2.6.36
RAM 32MB / 64MB 32MB / 64MB
Flash 32MB
+32GB with uSD
+32GB with uSD
MicroSD card
GNSS u-blox u-blox
GSM/GPRS Gemalto Gemalto
Digital Inputs /Outputs 10 10
Analog Inputs 4 4
Odometer / Pulse counter
Dallas iButton (1-Wire)
RS232 3 3
RS485 1 1
CAN Up to 3
GSM / GPS connector type FAKRA FAKRA
2 USB Hosts
Optional Internal battery 1800mAh 1800mAh
Protection IP67 IP67
Optional features
I/Os Expansion board
2nd RS485
2nd CAN bus option
3rd CAN bus
2nd K-Line option
Gyroscope option
Bluetooh (v2.1) option
WiFi option
HSPA/UMTS (3G) option option
CODEC option option
Features owa31A Rugged owa33A Rugged
owa31A Rugged owa33A Rugged
the owa3x family

The owa3x family is all about connectivity
  • 10 configurable digital Input/Outputs, +16 with the optional I/O Expansion board *
    • 40V max inputs (logic low <3V, high >5V)
    • All inputs function as wake signals for low power modes
    • All inputs can be used as pulse counters (odometer): 32 bit, 3kHz max.
    • 8 open collector outputs (100mA each)
    • 2 high-side switches to Vin for output (1A each)
    • Short circuit protection for all outputs
  • 4 analog Inputs
    • 10bit resolution. 1% accuracy
    • Share 4 of the digital I/O pins **
    • Two configurable (SW) resolutions: 0 - 5.12V (5mV per bit) or 0 - 30.72V (30mV per bit)
    • Internal ADCs for Vin, Vbat, Vbackup, temperature
  • GPS with FAKRA antenna connector *
  • GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA+ with FAKRA or SMA antenna connector:
    • Data transfer over GPRS/HSPA+
    • SMS
    • USSD
    • Audio and CSD data calls
    • optional double SIM
  • 3 external RS232 ports. 6 pins configurable by SW as follows:
    • 3 x [TX / RX] or
    • 1 x [TX / RX] & 1 [TX / RX / CTS / RTS] or
    • 1 x [TX / RX / CTS / RTS / DCD / DTR]
  • Two RS485 ports
  • Integrated sensors:
    • Programmable 3-axis accelerometer, and/or
    • 3-axis gyroscope *
  • Audio for external microphone and speaker *
  • 4 LEDs for status indicator (6 with Ethernet)
  • Removable cover for SIM slot, main battery and microSD.
  • microSD card holder (up to 32GB)
  • Vout 5.4V power output (100mA max)
  • ON/OFF pin
Optional interfaces

One of the most powerful sets of communication technologies of the M2M market.

  • Ethernet 10/100 baseT *
  • Up to 3 CAN bus supporting full speed 1MBPS CAN 2.0B *
  • K-line bus *
  • iButton (1-Wire) *
  • Bluetooth™
  • WiFi (including Access Point role)

Availability of features marked with (*) depend on model. Features displayed here in italics are available as options. See Variants & Options or click here for a full reference about options for the complete owa3x family.

Rugged — glass reinforced plastic
  • Environmental protection to IP67 standard: full protection against dust and water
  • Dimensions: 179.5 x 57.5 x 146.5 mm, excluding connectors
  • Weight: 400g
  • Connectors:
    • GSM & GPS
    • 42 pin Machine connector
    • Ethernet optional

Supports multiplexed communication, allowing GSM and SMS events during GPRS sessions.

  • GSM850 + EGSM900 + GSM1800 + GSM1900
  • Class 4 (2W) GSM850/EGSM900
  • Class 1 (1W) GSM1800/GSM1900
  • GPRS Class B, Class 10 (4+2)
  • Audio and CSD Data calls
  • SMS (MT/MO)

  • Optional HSPA+ (3G) Module
GNSS positioning
  • Receiver: GPS L1 frequency. C/A code
  • 56 channels* continuous tracker receiver
  • GALILEO L1 openservice and GLONASS ready *
  • Update rate: 4 Hz
  • Accuracy: 2.5 meters CEP
  • Signal Acquisition:
    • Cold Start: 29 sec*
    • Warm Start: 28 sec*
    • Hot start < 1 sec
    • Reacquisition < 1 sec
  • Active Antenna Power Supply: +3.0V @ 30mA

* Features availability depending on model.


For when there is no power supply available:

  • Standard backup battery for RTC. Duration 10 years.
  • Optional rechargeable Battery Li-Ion 3.7V 1800mAh.
    Inserted via rear battery cover.
Power supply

Nominal range: 7V to 48V

Typical current consumption @12V
Power mode Consumption
Off 0.3mA
Standby 15 mA
Run 50 mA
Run + GSM voice call 90 mA
Temperature range
Storage temperature 1 -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating with GSM off -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating with GSM on -30ºC to +80ºC
Operating from Li-Ion Battery -20ºC to +60ºC
Li-Iion battery recharge 0ºC to +45ºC

1 Please note that this is storage temperature without the optional internal battery.

System specs & CPU
  • ARM9 @400MHz clock speed
  • Linux OS: Kernel 2.6.36
  • RAM 32MByte / 64MByte
  • Flash 64MByte
  • 32GB+ of additional storage with microSD card

Reference cases

Tracking of Police vehicles Fleet management

Solution for Local Police department where police cars are equipped with owa33A Rugged, which send the positioning GPS info via GPRS, so that the vehicles can be tracked and monitored from the headquarters.

170 owa33A Rugged #

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