VIBE-2G (Global) GPS/TIM

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Included in the EKIT option package: 1x 5V/4Amp DC Power Adaptor; 1x  ANT-GSM-QUAD (Quad Band GSM Antenna); 1x ANT-GPS (GPS Antenna); 1x USB-UART (USB to Serial Adaptor with Cable);

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VIBE IoT System with Quad Band Global 2G Modem, GPS/Timing Module.

VIBE is an IoT hardware platform which provides a unique combination of industrial sensor interfaces Ethernet, SPI, I2C, RS232, CAN, GPIO, PWM, ADC), worldwide 2G/3G connectivity and a low power ARM processor for both industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) and home IoT applications. In an approximately 2x credit card size board, VIBE integrates wireless WAN connectivity with a powerful CPU system based on TI's popular AM335x Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors (300MHz to 1GHz options) complemented by 512MB (standard) DDR3 memory and abundant 4GB eMMC FLASH memory.

VIBE platform is redesigned to improve and extend the original BeagleBone platform while remaining fully compatible in both hardware and software aspects. This means you can connect any of the 10s of BeagbleBone sensor capes directly to VIBE to kickstart your next IoT application in minutes. VIBE ships with its own Debian compatible Linux OS specifically modified for IoT applications. You can also use standard Debian Wheezy (or Ubuntu) Linux or even android. We also provide separate Kernal patches and firmware to activate these specific features.

VIBE comes with FCC and CE-certified 2G modem, so you only need a SIM card to start collecting data from the field. VIBE can be operated fully on battery power and also support sleep mode for low power operations. VIBE can be remotely woken up using the Modem (by sending a secure SMS). VIBE comes with an optional RTC (with separate battery backup) for time-stamping sensor data. For high accuracy timing applications. Accurate timing synchronization (1 PPS, < 0.2 microsec jitter) and positioning capability can be deployed in the same compact form factor with the optional GPS module.

VIBE General details

  • Redesigned Ethernet PHY power up reset circuits to ensure reliable trouble free operation in every power cycle
  • Watch dog timer to ensure fail-safe operation of CPU's power management circuit.
  • USB client port : Not available as compared to Beaglebone Black. SSH over USB option not available. Use Ethernet or UART to USB cable to SSH.
  • USB Host port : 2x USB 2.0 HS, Type A connector. Reconfigured USB port extended to powered hub to eliminate USB device power down issues
  • HDMI : Available but not installed.
  • Battery Operation : Optional Lithium-Ion battery charging and automatic backup switchover circuit. Use any available 3.7V Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
  • RTC : Standard high precision battery backed RTC (Real Time Clock). 3V coin cell (CR1216) needed for backup supply (provided with the board).
  • Antenna : GSC/uFL connectors used. To use SMA ended Antennas, a GSC female to SMA male cable is needed. It is sold separately as an accessory by us. A GSM pentaband antenna with GSC connector is also available with us.
  • OS support : Please use Yantrr-VIBE Debian Image with custom kernel. Download

VIBE 2G (Global) GPS/TIM details

  • Connectivity: 2G/GPRS 
  • Navigation: With GPS and precise timing
  • Regions: Worldwide  


SIM Card 1.8V/3V 6 pin Mini USIM
LEDs 10 LEDs (Board Power, 4x User LEDs, Modem Power, Netlight/signal, Modem Status, GPS Power, GPS Fix)
Control Interfaces Push button switches for Reset, Boot, Power, Modem Reset, Modem On/Off, GPS Reset
Antenna uFL connector
Cape ID 256Kb EEPROM on I2C2 with 2pos Dip switch
Certifications/Approvals FCC, GCF, CCC, RoHS
Board ID 4KB EEPROM on I2C0
Battery Source 3.7V Li-Ion Battery Input with battery charging, thermistor and reverse voltage protection (Not Installed)
Processing unit
Processor TI Sitara Arm Cortex-A8 AM3352 1GHz, 64KB SRAM shared Data 32KB Cache, Programmable 32KB Cache, On-Chip 256 KB L2 Cache
Graphics Engine N/A
On board Flash 4GB, 8 bit Embedded MMC
Real Time Clock Automatic calendar compensated up to year 2100, battery backed
PMIC TPS65217C PMIC and two additional LDO
Debug Support Optional onboard 20 pin CTI JTAG and one additional UART0 header
On board Storage 4GB eMMC based filesystem
Power Source 5V, 4A DC Jack (Battery option also available)
HS USB2.0 USB0 Expansion to 2 port USB hub, Type A socket, 500mA LS/FS/HS
Ethernet 10/100Mbps, RJ45
SD/MMC Connector MicroSD, 3.3V
I/O Interfaces 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 5x UART, 7xAIN(1.8V max), McASP0, GPIO(69 max), MMC1, MMC2, LCD 24 bit, GPMC
Video Interface Micro HDMI (Not Installed)
Compatibility Compatible with other Industrial capes such as CANBus, RS232, RS485 and most of the LCD capes
Wireless Modem
Device Type 2G module
Chip N/A
Network GSM/GPRS
Frequency Band GSM 850/EGSM 900/DCS 1800/PCS 1900
Data Rate (DL / UL) 85.6Kbps/42.8Kbps
Voltage 4V (3.2V -4.8V)
Audio Analog Stereo with mic (3.5mm TRRS Jack, optional)
Connection Interface PPP (Point to Point Protocol)
Software Features AT command set, USSD, SMS
Operating Temperature range Normal : -30 to +80 C, Restricted : -40 to +85 C
Host Communication Interface UART1 (ttyO1) @baud rate 115200
External GPS Module
Receiver 16 channels L1-C/A code GPS
Acquisition Sensitivity 155dBm (Hot start, 1SV @ -140dBm),-160dBm (Reacquisition)
Time To First Fix Hot start 2s (switch off/on cycle less than 1 hour), warm start 30s, cold start 35s
Accuracy Position 10m, Velocity 0.1m/s
Reacquisition Signal <1s, Position <1s, Blockage time 3min
Position, Velocity, Time 2D/3D position, velocity and time 183 geodetic datum supported (default) (WGS84)
Position Update Rate 1 Hz
Precise Timing 1 PPS interrupt on a GPIO and uFL connector, 0.2 microsecond jitter accuracy
Message Formats NMEA0183 Ver. 3.01 ASCII, as well as proprietary message
Host Communication Interface UART4 (ttyO4) @ baud rate 19200
Power 50mA, 3.3V
Miscellaneous 3V non-chargeable coin cell (optional) for hot start, 1PPS output on a uFL connector
Operating Temperature range -40 to +85 C
OS Distribution Support Debian Wheezy, Angstrom Linux, Ubuntu, Android – as Kernel module or Pre compiled image
Driver Support Linux device tree overlay files for GPRS serial port, RTC drivers
Middleware GPS (nmead), timing (ntpd based on 1pps), GPRS (wvdial/ppp)

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