In the era of intelligent Internet of Things, more and more intelligent hardware is emerging. So, where does the intelligent hardware come from? How to transform an ordinary core board into smart hardware? It is not enough just to have a higher processor frequency and larger memory. Soft power is the key to widening the gap! Today, the editor will give you a detailed introduction, based on the ZWS IoT cloud platform, how to improve the soft power of the core board and transform it into intelligent hardware.
1. What is the soft power of the core board?
Before starting the introduction, let’s first understand what soft power is.
The so-called soft power refers to the software supporting program support for hardware modules in addition to some hardware indicators (such as processor frequency, memory capacity). We all know that a core board, when it leaves the factory, is like a newborn baby and can’t do anything. To grow into a pillar in various IoT industries, a lot of software development work is required, including porting operating systems and drivers, and writing terminal applications. , Develop business server for docking, and develop corresponding Web and App applications.
To complete the above work, fatal problems such as long development cycles, high development costs, and software instability cannot be avoided. Is there a better solution? Yes, it extracts the commonalities in the above-mentioned links and provides them directly by the core board manufacturer. Then, customers can only focus on their different business parts, and the development cycle and cost of the entire application system will be large. The amplitude is reduced.
2. ZWS solutions to improve the soft power of the core board
The ZWS cloud platform is mainly dedicated to solving the common problems of device-side networking. If the user uses the core board of ZLG Zhiyuan Electronics, the ZWS SDK has been built in. After simple secondary development on the device side, the device can be connected to the ZWS IoT cloud platform and can use the rich management provided by the ZWS console system Functions, including device status viewing, device data analysis, device configuration modification, device remote real-time control, device firmware management and upgrades, etc.
ZWS cloud platform system architecture
If you have no special needs, you can use it directly without further development. If you have your own special needs and business, you can develop your own applications based on the interfaces provided by the ZWS cloud platform. If you have a third-party system that needs to be connected, ZWS data can also be transparently transmitted to the third-party system, which is convenient for your unified management.
Advantages of ZWS Cloud Platform
Three, M1052 core board access to ZWS cloud platform case
Take the ZLG Zhiyuan Electronics M1052 core board as an example, let’s take a practical look at how ZWS empowers and enhances the soft power of the core board.
The operation steps are as follows:
l Prepare a set of development kit based on M1052 core board;
l Since the M1052 core board is equipped with the AWorks operating system independently developed by ZLG Zhiyuan Electronics, it has built-in the ZWS SDK library. Based on the SDK, we simply modify the application firmware to realize the data upload logic and indicator control logic;
l Log in to the ZWS platform, add the corresponding custom device type, and add devices based on this device type;
Create a custom device type
Add device to the system
l Power on the M1052 development kit and connect to the Internet, then you can remotely manage and control this set of equipment under your own account.
View device data
Control equipment LED lights
Equipment LED light control experiment
Above, we have seen a case based on the M1052 development kit. With the support of the ZWS cloud platform (www.zlgcloud.com), the development cycle and cost of the same application system will be greatly reduced, but the software quality will be greatly improved. . This is the embodiment of the soft power of the ZLG Zhiyuan Electronics series core boards.