SIMATIC IOT2050 Advance

by Siemens

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SIMATIC IOT2050 Advance is a versatile IOT edge device that allows you to connect PLCs on the factory floor to the cloud. A quad core ARM processor, 20 digital IOs and 6 analog inputs 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 Advance; 2x Gbit Ethernet RJ45; 2GB RAM, Quad Core ARM TI AM6548 HS Processor; Display port; 2x USB2.0; 16 GB eMMC; SD card slot; Siemens Industrial OS

Requires 24 V DC industrial power supply

Siemens Part Number: 6ES76470BA001YA2



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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.