Compact hardened cellular RTU controller

Moxa's ioPAC 5542-HSPA is a compact hardened cellular RTU controller that provides remote network connectivity and data acquisition to edge device. The device can be deployed in railway and oil and gas industries.

September 4, 2014

Moxa’s ioPAC 5542-HSPA combines the features of a data logger, cellular modem, serial gateway, remote IO, and an embedded computer into one. Users can monitor remote field devices by relaying status information over the internet via a cellular connection back to a central operation center. ioPAC 5542-HSPA provides a -30 C to 75 C operating temperature range. The device is compliant to UL/cUL class 1 division 2 and ATEX zone 2 certified for deployment in oil and gas facilities. It is also designed for applications in the railway industry.

The ioPAC 5542-HSPA has a multi-processor design which includes an ARM9 to manage the core Linux operating system and an ARM Cortex-M4 to manage the IO sampling sub-system. This combination allows the device to push data from sensors as high as 2000 samples/second (2kHz) across all channels. The ioPAC also includes a suite of software tools for both systems integrators (SI) as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEM). It is equipped with a ARM-Linux operating system (OS) and a cross-compile tool-chain for developers to build custom applications. Custom protocols can be developed for the dual 10/100 Base Ethernet ports and the two 3-in-1 serial ports. Basic Modbus and ActiveTAG API Libraries are included to help integrators get their applications quickly past the basic code components.


– Edited by CFE Media, see more Control Engineering industrial network products