owa5x

Quad core open Linux IoT computer for the most demanding Edge computing solutions in off highway environments

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Key features
  • IP67 - waterproof and dust industrial grade protection
  • Global LTE Cat 4: worldwide 4G with 3G/2G fallback
  • ARM i.MX8 M Plus Quad A53 64bit 1.6GHz
  • 2GB LPDDR4 4GB optional
  • 1GB NAND flash memory + 8GB eMMC 16GB optional
  • uSD card slot for additional storage
  • Running standard ARM Linux Debian 11 .
  • Highly customizable and powerful, as any Linux. Programmable in C, Python, Go...
  • GNSS (concurrent GPS + GLONASS + QZSS + BeiDou)
  • Accelerometer/Gyroscope & Dead reckoning
  • WiFi 802.11 ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wide variety of interfaces:
    • Up to 4 CAN FD bus
    • 12 Digital & 4 Analog I/O
    • 2 x RS232 or 1 x RS232 & 1 x RS485
    • USB Host 3.0
    • Automotive Ethernet...
  • Power saving modes & Li-Ion backup battery


Ideal for:
Construction equipment, Cargo and Material handling, agriculture and forestry machinery, fleet management, mining and minerals, electrical vehicles, preventive maintenance and any digital transformation and Industry 4.0 projects demanding Edge computing capabilities.
Open and powerful IoT gateway

Powerful Quad Core Linux IoT Gateway, with global LTE Cat 4, to process data coming from wired and wireless sensors, devices and peripherals. The owa5X sits close to your assets, in order to monitor and control them, sending just the meaningful information to cloud services or custom control centre securely and reliably.

New Generation Wireless Embedded Computer for the Edge
Owa4x system architecture, OS and SW layers
ARM Quad Core Cortex A53 CPU 64bit @1.6GHz
  • 2GB LPDDR4
  • 1GB NAND SLC Flash, 8 GB eMMC Memory, +64GB using uSD card
  • Industry standard architecture
Very Powerful: Linux Kernel and Debian OS
  • Open M2M/IoT platform: 5.4.70 Linux Kernel
    Debian 11 Bullseye Filesystem
  • Programmable in most languages: C/C++, Shell scripting, Python, Java, NodeJS, Golang, Rust and Lua
  • Extensive libraries and a well documented API to make the most of the owa5x hardware
  • Customizable. Open source tools and Sofware packages available. Access to the official Debian repositories for ARM.
  • Standard and complete set of tools and development environment, code examples and Application Notes
  • Secure: HAB Hardware Assurance Tool and TPM 2.0
  • Backwards compatible with existing applications for Owasys hardware
PSU:
  • Robust for Automotive
  • Very Low Power consumption & power saving modes
ARM Cortex A8 core
Open platform: Linux Kernel 5.4.70
Open platform: Linux Kernel 5.4.70 and Debian 11 Bullseye
owa5X application development is possible in C/C++, Java, Python, NodeJS, Go, Rust and Lua programming languages among others
PSU: Very low power consumption

The products of the owa5X family are perfectly suited for all telematics applications like fleet management, electric vehicles, track & trace, logistics, predictive maintenance and operating data acquisition of moving objects and asset management. Due to its robustness and IP67 rating, the owa5x IoT gateway is particularly suitable for use in construction and agricultural machinery, dangerous goods, conveying and industrial equipment, compressors and much more.

Take a look at all the interfaces and connectivity options and the full technical specs. Or you can simply contact our sales department and we will be glad to help you with your M2M and IoT projects.

Conformity and Certifications:

This table is only a HTML5 version of the official BOK 000 5001 owa5x family variants & options summary, available on the documentation section of the owa5x IoT gateway.

Features & Options by model
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Features owa5x
Processor / MHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 64bits (1.6GHz)
Linux Kernel (OS) 5.4.70 (Debian 11)
RAM 2GB LPDDR4
NAND SLC 1GB 1GB NAND SLC
eMMC 8GB
TPM 2.0
GNSS
Global 4G / LTE Cat 4
MicroSD card slot
Accelerometer 3 axis
Digital Inputs /Outputs 12
Analog Inputs 4
RS232 1
CAN FD 1
CAN FD 2
USB Host
Ethernet 100Base-T1 - M12 connector
FAKRA connector
IP67 Protection
Optional features
CAN FD 3 option
CAN FD 4 option
6 Axis MEM Acc + Gyro option
RS485 option
WiFi + BlueTooth v5.0 option
Optional Internal Battery 3350mAh option
Optional Internal Long Life battery 13400mAh option
MFF2 SIM Card option
Features owa5x
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the owa5x family

A powerful set of features and connectivity for the IoT and Industry 4.0
  • Up to 4 CAN FD bus
  • TPM 2.0
  • Integrated sensors:
    • Programmable 6-axis accelerometer
    • gyroscope
  • Dead reckoning
  • Automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach 100BASE-T1 IEEE802.3bw
  • WiFi 802.11 ac - Simultaneous access point (AP), station (STA)
  • Dual mode Bluetooth 5.0 - BR/EDR and Low Energy
  • 12 configurable digital Input/Outputs
    • 50V max inputs (logic low <1.5V, high >3V).
    • All inputs function as wake signals for low power modes
    • All inputs can be used as pulse counters (odometer). 32bit, 3KHz max
    • 10 open collector outputs (200mA each)
    • 2 high-side switches to Vin for output (1A each)
    • Short circuit protection for all outputs
  • 4 analog Inputs
    • 12bit resolution. 1% accuracy
    • 3 dedicated pins and 1 shared with digital I/O
    • Two configurable (SW) resolutions: 0 - 5.12V (5mV per bit) or 0 - 30.72V (30mV per bit)
    • Internal ADCs for Vin, Vbat, Vbackup, temperature
  • Maxim 1-wire interface (iButton )
  • FAKRA antenna connectors
  • Global LTE Cat 4 with FAKRA antenna connector and 3G/2G fallback:
    • Data transfer over GPRS/HSPA+/LTE
    • SMS
    • USSD
    • SIM card, soldered MFF2 SIM available
  • 2 external RS232 ports:
    • 1 x [TX / RX]
    • 1 x [TX / RX / CTS / RTS]
  • 1 x RS485 port (Factory option)
  • 1 x microSD card holder
  • 1 x USB Host 3.0, current limit 900 mA
  • 4 LEDs for status indicator
  • Vout 5V power output (500mA max)

Availability of some features may depend on model. Contact our sales department for details.


Rugged Enclosure
  • Glass reinforced polyester
  • Environmental protection to IP67 / IP6K9K standard: full protection against dust and water.
  • Dimensions:
    • owa5x: 154 x 188 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 667g
  • Connectors:
    • System connnector: TE 776163-1 (35 pins)
    • FAKRA antenna connectors
    • microSD card slot
    • Mini SIM slot (2FF)
    • USB host 3.0
Global LTE Cat 4 (4G)
  • LTE FDDB1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28 - Max 150Mbps (DL), Max 50Mbps (UL)
  • LTE TDD B38/B39/B40/B41 - Max 130Mbps (DL), Max 30Mbps (UL)
  • UMTS/HSPA+: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 - DL 7.2Mbps, UL 5.7Mbps
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900MHz
GNSS positioning
  • Concurrent Receiver: GPS/GLONASS/QZSS/BeiDou
  • 72 channels* continuous tracking receiver
  • GALILEO E1B/C ready. *
  • SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
  • Update rate: 10 Hz
  • Accuracy: 2.5 meters CEP
  • Signal Acquisition:
    • Cold Start: 26 sec
    • Hot start < 1.5 sec
  • Active Antenna Power Supply: +3.0V @ 34mA

* Features availability depending on version.

Batteries

Back-up when there is no power supply available:

  • Standard backup battery for RTC. Duration 10 years.
  • Optional rechargeable Battery Li-Ion 3.6V.
    Inserted via battery cover.
  • Optional rechargeable Long Life Battery Li-Ion 3.6V.
    Inserted via battery cover.
Power supply

Nominal range: 9V to 48V

Typical current consumption @24V
Power mode Consumption
Off ? mA
Standby ? mA
Run ? mA
Run + GSM + GPS ? mA
Temperature range
Storage temperature -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-Ion battery recharge 0ºC to +45ºC?

* Industrial temperature range components -40 °C to 85 °C.

System specs & CPU
  • ARM Cortex A8 @800MHz clock speed
  • Linux OS: Kernel 4.14.67
  • RAM 512MByte DDR3
  • NAND Flash 1GByte
  • 32GB+ of additional storage with microSD card
  • Debian Linux OS & Filesystem
Conformity and Certifications:

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