Arduino-compatible shield broadens industrial I/Os

May 04, 2017 // By Julien Happich
In stock at RS Components, the SIMATIC IOT2000 module from Siemens is an Arduino-compatible shield that enables additional digital and analogue input/output (I/O) connectivity in an industrial environment.

Designed to be compatible with the SIMATIC IOT2020 and IOT2040 industrial IoT gateways, the new module can be connected directly to local sensors to trigger non-time-critical processes. Addressable via general-purpose I/O and programmable via high-level languages, the rugged IOT2000 module, or shield, is CE and UL certified and designed for 24/7 industrial operation. The range of I/O available includes five 24V digital inputs and two outputs, and two selectable analogue inputs, which offer 9-bit resolution and range from 0 to 10V or 0 to 20mA.
Originally launched in late 2016, RS is the sole authorised distributor for the open and flexible SIMATIC IOT2020 industrial IoT gateway, which is an Arduino-compatible device manufactured by Siemens. RS also recently signed a contract with Arduino that enables the IOT2020 to be marketed via the Arduino.cc shop  https://store.arduino.cc/siemens-simatic-iot2020 and other sources.
The IOT2020 is the subject of an ongoing competition from the Hackster developer community at: https://www.hackster.io/contests/IOT2020.
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