SIMATIC IOT2050 is a versatile IOT edge device that allows you to connect PLCs on the factory floor to the cloud. A dual core or quad core processor gives you enough horse power to run analytics and decision making on the edge before you send off the data to the Cloud.
SIMATIC IOT2050, 2x Gbit Ethernet RJ45; Display port; 2x USB2.0, SD card slot, 1GB RAM, Dual Core Processor ARM TI AM6528 GP
Requires 24 V DC industrial power supply
Siemens Part Number: 6ES76470BA000YA2
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Adafruit Blinka Installation
We use a special library called adafruit_blinka (named after Blinka, the CircuitPython mascot) to provide the layer that translates the CircuitPython hardware API to whatever library the Linux board provides.
For example, on Raspberry Pi we use the python RPi.GPIO library. For any I2C interfacing we'll use ioctl messages to the /dev/i2c device. For SPI we'll use the spidev python library, etc. These details don't matter so much because they all happen underneath the adafruit_blinka layer.