Device server simplifies M2M network connectivity

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications is a growing trend in embedded design and promises to transform connectivity and remote management across many market segments, including industrial, transportation, health care, utilities, retail, and consumer electronics. Offering designers lower development costs and faster time to market for M2M applications, Lantronix introduced the xPico device server at the 2012 Embedded Systems Conference.

Touted as one of the smallest embedded device servers available today, xPico can be used in designs typically intended for chip solutions, although there is no need for software development. The xPico comes in a 24 mm x 16.5 mm chip-sized footprint complete with a device server application that includes a full IP stack and Web server. Other features include a serial data rate of up to 921 Kbps, 256-bit AES encryption, and an extended temperatures range of -40 °C to +85 °C. Lantronix expects to begin volume shipping of xPico in the early second half of 2012.