AMBER: Advanced Mother Board for Embedded systems pRototyping
To speed up the technological transfer of custom embedded solutions while overtaking the limits imposed by a complete hardware redesign, the article presents the AMBER platform as an innovative gateway solution to be used to interact with both wireless sensors and wired actuators that require real-time constraints.
Low-cost embedded system platforms have allowed the creation of large communities of developers, as well as the development of new advanced applications. Even though some of these applications can be of industrial relevance, their immediate application to real products is not straightforward because most of them require a complete and expensive hardware redesign of the considered embedded solution. To speed up the technological transfer of custom embedded solutions while overtaking the limits imposed by a complete hardware redesign, researchers present an innovative embedded platform leveraging a design based on System-on-Modules (SOM) and Extender modules called AMBER, published in EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems. AMBER is first presented starting from its philosophy and design choices while highlighting its main features. Then, an application of AMBER as an enhanced gateway to be used in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) scenario is reported.
Source: https://jes-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13639-017-0080-z (SpringerOpen)