Agora

Multi-Functional Wireless Node with Integrated Sensors

Agora - Multi-Functional Wireless Node with Integrated Sensors

Enabling Your Connected World

Agora is a robust, standalone embedded modem with several on-board sensors and production options and is the ultimate cellular modem solution for IoT integration.

Wireless options:

  • Cellular
  • CAT M1 / NB-IoT
  • LoRa
  • Bluetooth 5.0/BLE

Sensor options:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Air quality
  • Distance,
  • Sound
  • Light
  • 6-axis accel/gyro
  • 9-axis accel/gyro

Power options:

  • Internal battery
  • US-style AC wall outlet
  • External hardware connection

The Agora board itself can be integrated into your own system using either two 10-pin headers or its unique Tectonic Edge™ board-edge connector.

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Certified & Secure

In addition to its many functional capabilities Agora also hits the target with delivering your data using secure and reliable tools. Certifications include PTCRB, AT&T TRENDI, ARM MBED Enabled, ARM Pelion Enabled, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) qualified.

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Production-Ready Agora Configuration

The Agora embedded modem configuration comes complete with:

  • Custom plastic enclosure
  • Internal LiPo battery
  • Internal Agora board.
  • USB-micro cable for battery charging

The Production-Ready Agora is prepared for deployment into any kind of sensing and connectivity application. Ideal for applications involving quick deployment, periodic wireless transmission, environmental monitoring, and more.

OEM | Modem Configuration

The OEM Agora configuration is the option for those who are ready to dive into a direct design solution.

As a robust embedded modem it can be seamlessly integrated into your existing board design with its 2×10-pin modem header or unique Tectonic Edge™ board edge connector.

Bring premium connectivity to your system without having to manage external connections or power sources. Ideal for applications requiring integration with an existing (or custom) board design.

Agora Configuration
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Development Kit | Flidor + Agora + Extras

The Flidor board is specially designed to complement Agora as the ultimate development board.

Featuring an NXP OpenSDA DAPLink debug circuit built around a K20DX microcontroller, Flidor provides an ideal solution to programming and debugging your Agora boards.

Flidor also breaks out all accessible connections on the Agora into pin headers, jacks, connectors, and pushbuttons for the most simple of development experiences. Ideal for development with Agora and other Tectonic Edge™ compatible devices by Embedded Planet.

Mains-Powered | US-Style Mains Input

The Mains-Powered Agora configuration can be used as BLE to Cellular Gateway and comes equipped with an AC-DC converter and custom housing so you can plug your Agora right into a US-style mains line and forget about it while it works for you.

With the power budget to enable unrestricted continuous cellular transmission for years on end, there’s no limit on the range of uses for it. Ideal for applications with high power draw, set-it-and-forget-it deployments, LiPo restrictions, and more.

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Agora Wireless Modem Hardware Features

FeatureDescription
Processor & BLEFanstel BT840, nRF52840 – Cortex M4F 32-bit processor. This is the application processor and facilitates Bluetooth connectivity
LoRa ModuleSX1276 NiceRF
Cellular ModuleTelit ME910C1-WW CAT 1, NB-IoT
6 axis IMUU9, ICM20602, I²C 6-Axis Integrated Linear Accelerometer and Gyroscope
9 axis IMUU6, LSM9DS1, I²C 9-Axis Integrated Linear Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer
Temperature and Humidity SensorU7, Si7021-A10-GM(1)(R) - I²C Humidity and Temperature Sensor
Air QualityU2, BME680, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Air Quality
Time-Of-Flight rangingU14, VL53L0X, 2 m laser range finding IC
MicrophoneU5, ICS-43432, I²S Microphone for audio-event detection
NOR FlashU1, 25Q32JVIQ, 4MB external QSPI NOR Flash
DebugTectonic Edge programming header
LEDLED1, Red LED
PowerConnector for rechargeable LiPo battery, plated slots for battery solder tabs, and Tectonic Edge programming header

The Agora platform can be used to connect your existing system to the cloud. Embedded Planet can also create the module to integrate Agora to your existing product. This includes the hardware and software to connect to the cloud like AWS and Azure.

Hardware Features

Agora Embedded Modem Diagram

Agora Connectivity Platform Diagram
  • The development kit is populated with all sensor options and connectivity options (in the “PCB Populate Options” block).
  • Application features of the processor are highlighted in the “Application Processor” block.
  • The “Standard Options” block includes the items common to all Agora configurations.
  • The items in the “Techtonic Edge Connector” block describe features accessible to the development kit through the Agora board edge connector.
  • The “Common Cellular Modem” block highlights connectivity options for the modem.

The Agora comes pre-loaded and ready to run the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) demonstration application.