FX30Programmable IoT Gateway

Setting a new standard for IoT Embedded Platforms
The FX30 is the industry’s smallest, most rugged programmable 3G/4G LTE cellular gateway. Providing an integrated, secure embedded application environment, tightly integrated with the cloud, the FX30 enables swift, scalable and global deployments of IoT applications for any connected machine or infrastructure.

SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR IOT EMBEDDED PLATFORMS The FX30 is the industry’s smallest, most rugged programmable 3G/4G LTE cellular gateway. Providing an integrated, secure embedded application environment, tightly integrated with the cloud, the FX30 enables swift, scalable and global deployments of IoT applications for any connected machine or infrastructure.

PROGRAMMABLE The FX30 integrates the Legato® Open Source Linux Platform that simplifies application-level development with a secure application framework, maintained Linux distribution, and feature-rich development environment. Legato® enables efficient C-level programming, making FX30 the core component for distributed IoT systems. Legato features an application sandbox that provides a secure environment to run and control multiple applications. With security and connectivity built in, Legato’s robust APIs enable users to connect to any cloud or network, and allow developers to focus on building the value-add IoT applications. Legato offers an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), providing an extensible and familiar toolset with built-in API awareness. With multi-language support, Legato allows developers to code in their preferred language, and provides a robust suite of diagnostic tools, to enable- local and remote debugging, troubleshooting, monitoring and profiling.

INDUSTRIAL GRADE The FX30 provides superior performance in harsh environments with its small, rugged aluminum form factor. It meets MIL-STD-810 standard for vibration and mechanical shock, and maintains operation in extended temperatures from -30°C to +75°C, making it the ideal embeddable solution for any industrial machine. FX30 is pre-certified for large deployments meeting a comprehensive range of regulatory and industry standards worldwide.

SCALABLE AND EXTENSIBLE Offering unparalleled flexibility, the FX30 is available in both Ethernet and Serial variants, and supports an IoT Connector expansion slot to enable hardware extensions. The IoT Connector enables an unlimited range of sensors, and wired and wireless networks, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RS485, CANbus. The FX30 offers best-in-class low power consumption, consuming less than 1W in idle mode and 2mW in ultra-low power mode, making it ideal for solar and battery powered applications. The FX30 3G operates on six 3G bands, with fallback on four 2G bands, enabling worldwide deployments with a single product. The FX30 4G LTE is available in two variants, supporting EMEA and North America.

MANAGEABLE Entire fleets of FX30s can be monitored, managed and controlled remotely through AirVantage® IoT Platform. AirVantage integrates seamlessly with FX30 to also offer a wide range of IoT application enablement features such as device-to-cloud communications, data storage, alerting, web services and analytics. AirVantage’s advanced device and connectivity management services enable efficient system operations for large fleets of FX30s. Free, unlimited firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) upgrades, powered by Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage® IoT Cloud, are available for the lifetime of FX30 to keep connectivity optimized and secure.

SIM & CONNECTIVITY The FX30 supports standard 2FF plastic SIM as well as optional MFF2 embedded SIM, providing the ultimate flexibility for global deployments. The FX30 fully supports Sierra Wireless’ multi-operator SmartSIM to deliver best in class coverage and superior data service quality. Future releases of the FX30 will also support the GSMA eUICC specification for remote provisioning allowing subscriptions to be remotely updated over-the-air.

Features and Benefits
  • Global & Scalable: Reach the global 3G/2G market with a single product, and scale to LTE with full hardware and software compatibility.
  • Small & Rugged: Purposebuilt to fit into machines and infrastructure equipment, and meets harsh industrial environmental requirements.
  • Highly Programmable: Enables secure Linux-based embedded application environment to build efficient IoT systems.
  • Extensible: Comprehensive builtin interfaces to connect easily to any system, plus flexible hardware expansion.
  • Managed: Free unlimited firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) services using AirVantage® IoT Platform.  Accelerate time to market: AirVantage IoT application enablement allows device-tocloud solutions to be deployed in record time.
CELLULAR WAN

FX30 (Ethernet Variant) 
Supported Frequency Bands:

  • 3G UMTS/HSPA+:  B1 / B2 / B5 / B6 / B8 /B19
  • 2G EDGE/GSM/GPRS: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Telecom Approvals:  AT&T

Industry Approvals: FCC/IC, CE&RoHs, REACH, RCM, Safety IEC60950-1, UL Listed, E-Mark, GCF, PTCRB

FX30S (Serial Variant) 
Supported Frequency Bands:

  • 3G UMTS/HSPA+:  B1 / B2 / B5 / B6 / B8 /B19
  • 2G EDGE/GSM/GPRS: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Telecom Approvals:  AT&T

Industry Approvals: FCC/IC, CE&RoHs, REACH, RCM, Safety IEC60950-1, UL Listed, E-Mark, GCF, PTCRB

FX30 LTE Cat 3 Americas (Ethernet Variant) 
Supported Frequency Bands:

  • 4G LTE:  Cat 3: B2 / B4 / B5 / B12 / B17 / B25 / B26
  • 3G UMTS/HSPA+:  B2 / B4 / B5

Telecom Approvals: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint (planned)

Industry Approvals: FCC/IC, Safety IEC60950-1, UL Listed, PTCRB

FX30 LTE Cat 3 EMEA (Ethernet Variant) 
Supported Frequency Bands:

  • 4G LTE: Cat 3: B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20
  • 3G UMTS/HSPA+:  B1 / B8
  • 2G EDGE/GSM/GPRS: 900 / 1800

Industry Approvals: CE&RoHs, REACH, RCM, Safety IEC60950-1, UL Listed, E-Mark, GCF

Host Interfaces
  • 10/100 Base-T RJ45
  • Configurable RS232/RS485 Sub-D9
  • USB V2.0 Micro-B connector
  • 3 SMA antenna connectors (Primary, Secondary/Diversity, GPS)
  • Active GPS antenna support
Power Consumption (FX30)
  • Ignition off:  400 μW (65μW at 5V)
  • Ultra Low Power mode: 2 mW
  • Idle Mode:  <1W
  • GSM/GPR Max: 2.6W, GSM burst 7.2W (USB at 70Mbps and Ethernet at 55 Mbps)
  • WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA max:  3.3W (USB at 70Mbps and Ethernet at 55 Mbps)
Input/Output
  • 3 configurable I/Os
LEDs
  • 1 signal LED, 1 user LED
Push button
  • For user app (GPIO)
Sim Interface
  • 2FF
  • Embedded Sim: MFF2 (optional)
Cellular Antenna
  • SMA
Location Services (FX30)
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
Control Options
  • AT Commands, Legato® shell, Legato® applications
  • AT Commands, C/C++ language
Application Framework
  • Legato® open source
  • Yocto, Long-term supported Linux Kernel (LTSI)
  • Integrated with AirVantage
Drivers
  • USB driver for Linux, WIN7, WIN8
Dimensions
  • 75 x 60 x 32 mm excluding connectors; 82 x 60 x 32 mm including connectors
Operational Temperature
  • -30°C to +75°C
Humidity
  • 95% relative humidity over a temperature range of +20°C to +60°C
Vibration and Shock
  • Vibration spec: MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6C, Category 4CWV (Composite Wheeled Vehicle); Mechanical shock spec: MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6; Procedure I (Functional Shock)
ESD
  • 8KV contact discharge, 15KV air discharge
Support and Warranty
  • 3 year standard warranty
  • Optional additional 2 year warranty extension
  • Unrestricted device software upgrades
  • 1-day Accelerated Hardware Replacement available through participating resellers