Septentrio Introduces Mowi Open Source Board for IoT

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Septentrio, high-precision GNSS positioning solutions manufacturer, announced to open-source Mowi, for GPS/GNSS module receivers with mosaic wireless.

The mowi is an Open Source hardware project that combines a compact Septentrio’s GNSS receiver mosaic with a wireless ESP32 Wrover module. This extension enables mosaic to access wireless internet, receive remote commands, or use real-time corrections. The communication between the mosaic and the ESP is provided throughout a standard 802.3 Ethernet link. In-build USB HUB allows a user to connect to mowi with a single USB cable while accessing both the mosaic’s and ESP’s communication interface.

“Mowi empowers the native Ethernet features of the mosaic module, the perfect tool for fast prototyping and developing proof-of-concept projects in a simple and connected way,” said Gustavo Lopez, market access manager at Septentrio. “The project is available as open-source, thus empowering the community to easily fit autonomous or robotic systems with communication and highly accurate and reliable GNSS positioning technology.

The mowi board can be used on its own or plugged into a mobile computer such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino to deliver high-accuracy positioning with high update rates, suitable for machine navigation, monitoring or control. The internet connection via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enables numerous industrial IoT applications, simplifying the connectivity to mobile data for the delivery of GNSS corrections.

The 47.5 x 70 mm board can host IoT applications in its internal memory. It has onboard logging and exposes interfaces such as USB, serial communication and general-purpose pins. The schematic’s reference design, PCB layout and documentation are openly available for prototyping or further customisation.

The mowi open-source project is available to the community on the Septentrio GitHub repository.

 

 

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