Pycom is Building the Next Generation Internet Of Things Platform
Pycom, a Kickstarter crowd-funded company started by Fred de Haro, become popular after the launch of its first MicroPython enabled IoT development board WiPy. Pycom is now trying to build the next-generation IoT platform by providing a range of MicroPython powered IoT development board, various selectable communication modules in a single board, software and cloud services for device fleet management.
Pycom has launched 6 IoT development board in total from its first launch of WiPy in late 2015 which had only wifi and Bluetooth support. Today Pycom has FiPy IoT development board which supports a total of 5 communication option in a single board. FiPy is the only available IoT development board in the market today which has 5 selectable communication options – Wifi, LTE-CAT M, Bluetooth, Sigfox, LoRa.
Pycom has also launched various add-ons like an expansion board which support programming, SD card reader, and other development features. Shields like PySense and PyTrack which has inbuilt sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, location, and acceleration etc. Pycom not only builds the development boards but also manufactures OEM modules for all type of boards for enterprises and hardware product companies.
Pycom also provides software and cloud services like the PyMakr plugin for sublime, atom, visual studio, intelliJ etc. IDEs. PyBytes, a middleware platform available for all Pycom development boards, modules and IoT products based on those. PyMate, a widget-based mobile app for managing all Pycom board from mobile.
Pycom IoT development Boards
Pycom’s first IoT board WiPy which supports MicroPython scripting engine and Wifi and Bluetooth for connecting to the internet. With a 1KM WiFi range, state of the art Espressif ESP32 chipset and dual processor, the WiPy is all about taking the Internet of Things to the next level.
Another board from Pycom, the LoPy is also MicroPython enabled board which supports LoRa, Wifi, Bluetooth – perfect enterprise-grade IoT platform for your connected Things. LoPy board currently supports 868 MHz frequency (Europe) and 915 MHz (North and South America, Australia and New Zealand). In LoRa nano-gateway mode the board can support 100 of LoRa terminal nodes with node range: Up to 40km and Nano-gateway range: Up to 22km.
Pycom SiPy is a MicroPython enabled board with Sigfox support built into it. SiPy offers a perfect combination of power, friendliness, and flexibility to Pycom family with same capability over a Sigfox network. Sigfox operating frequencies supported by SiPy are
- RCZ1 – 868MHz (Europe)
- RCZ2 – 902MHz (US, Canada, and Mexico)
- RCZ3 – (Japan and Korea)
- RCZ4 – 920-922MHz (ANZ, Latin America, and S-E Asia)
Similar to other boards, LoPy is also MicroPython enabled board which supports both LoRa and Sigfox along with existing Wifi and Bluetooth. The board support following frequencies over LoRa and Sigfox –
LoRa Operating Frequencies
– 868 MHz (Europe) at +14dBm maximum
– 915 MHz (North and South America, Australia and New Zealand) at +20dBm maximum
– 433 MHz (Europe) at +10dBm maximum
– 470 – 510 MHz (China) at +14dBm maximum
Sigfox Operating Frequencies
– RCZ1 – 868MHz (Europe)
– RCZ2 – 902MHz (US, Canada and Mexico)
– RCZ3 – (Japan and Korea)
– RCZ4 – 920-922MHz (ANZ, Latin America and S-E Asia)
GiPy is LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT enabled IoT board from Pycom along with Wifi and Bluetooth. There is a catch here, LTE CAT M1 is not regular LTE. Make sure your country/region support either LTE CAT M1 or NB-IoT network before getting the board.
Best of all boards, FiPy is a flagship IoT development kit from Pycom which support all five major communication mode for IoT development – Wifi, Bluetooth, LoRa, Sigfox, LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT. The FiPy is also the latest Pycom MicroPython enabled microcontroller on the market today for building the perfect enterprise-grade IoT platform for your connected Things.
All the above IoT development board from Pycom has the basic common components like up to 22 GPIO, 4MB memory, 8GM flash, ADC, PWM, MicroPython and Python multithreading support backed by a powerful CPU with ultra-low power usage: a fraction compared to other connected microcontrollers.
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