Scratching your head as to which IoT (Internet of Things) or network development kit to use for your next project -- and not just for prototyping and MVP, but something that is solid all the way through scale-up and commercialization? This article’s goal is to show you where NetBurner’s products fit within a figurative “IoT Spectrum” in contrast with the market’s top two selling IOT development kits - Arduino and Raspberry Pi - in terms of hardware, software, tools, and support. We will also provide some insight in selecting a platform that is right for your project or application while keeping future goals and scalability in mind.

Published in Learn
Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00 am

Winner of the 2017 Summer Giveaway Challenge!!!

As folks in the Northern Hemisphere have begrudgingly noticed, days are getting shorter, summer is officially over -- and to our friends down under, please don’t rub it in as you head out to the beach. It is certainly fitting that the winner of our 2017 Summer Giveaway Challenge is a product designed to specifically monitor the charge status of a variety of solar photovoltaic systems. What we love best is that the winner really utilizes a great breadth of NetBurner’s Serial to Ethernet Web Server capability too!

Published in Learn
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00 am

Get on the I2C Bus!


I2C: The Kindergarten Classroom of Protocols

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming idly, “If only there was something out there that allowed me the luxury of having several ‘masters’ communicate to several ‘slaves’ on a single embedded device… BUT -- with only two wires?” If so, then prepare to have your dreams come true! What we are going to look at today is a protocol and bus all rolled together called I2C, or more formally, Inter-Integrated Circuit. It’s a handy toolset to understand and have at your disposal as it is utilized in a wide variety of embedded platforms, data acquisition systems, components and sensors. That’s also why we at NetBurner include I2C in most of our embedded Ethernet web servers (core modules) and serial to Ethernet servers, along with an easy to use API – so let us show you how to get the most out of that technology including a code example at the end of the article!

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NANO54415 Price

Part Number Description Qty. 1 Qty. 100 Qty. 1000  
NANO54415-200IR Ethernet System-on-Module $79 $69 $59 Buy Now!
NANO-BOB-200IR NANO54415 Break Out Board $39     Buy Now!
NNDK-NANO54415-KIT NANO54415 Development Kit $129     Buy Now!

Note: Development kits are intended to be used for software development. If you wish to use a development board for prototyping or for limited production, you must purchase the NANO54415-200IR and NANO-DEV-100CR hardware separately.
Published in Serial to Ethernet
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:00 am

Demystifying Serial Tunneling


In this article, we’ll explain Serial Tunneling and how this powerful capability uses Ethernet to connect two or more separated serial end-points. We’ll also introduce you to our products that are designed to easily deliver this capability and get you burnin’ some proverbial rubber with minimal effort.

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Handling serial data streams is our bread and butter. In a majority of cases, NetBurner’s serial device platforms are ready for your Serial-to-Ethernet applications right out-of-the-box; however, in applications that require precision serial data timing, additional processing may be needed. In this article, we’ll show you an implementation of callback functions to handle these scenarios.

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At NetBurner, we make networking easy. That’s why we're proud to introduce our newest Serial to Ethernet Server, the amazingly powerful, versatile and portable SB800 EX. This model converts your tried and true serial interface devices into modern ethernet-enabled technology.

SB800 EX Serial to Ethernet with Secure Wifi

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NetBurner SB800 EX Serial-to-Ethernet Device with Secure Wifi

At NetBurner, we make networking easy. That’s why we're proud to introduce our newest Serial to Ethernet Server, the amazingly powerful, versatile and portable SB800 EX. This model converts your tried and true serial interface devices into modern ethernet-enabled technology.

SB800 EX Serial to Ethernet with Secure Wifi

Each NetBurner SB800EX allows you to securely and remotely access up to two serial devices as if they were plugged directly into your own computer, with no programming or development required. Optional integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wifi offers even greater flexibility for remote applications and cable-free installations. The SB800EX is extremely secure, featuring SSL/TLS, HTTPS and SSH security, so you don't need to worry about the safety of your data or controls.

Since the hardware is pre-programmed to convert your serial data to Ethernet, you can use it right out of the box. However, if you're looking to create custom applications, then look no further than the NetBurner Network Development Kit (NNDKs found on the SB800 EX product page). You can customize any aspect of operation including web pages, data filtering, data logging or custom network applications. This new product will allow users to take a leap when creating bespoke secure wireless networking projects with critical serial interface assets.

Highlights of the SB800 EX Serial to Ethernet device include:

  • 2 Serial Ports jumperless configuration
  • RS-232, RS-455 and RS-485 baud rates up to 921,600 bps
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • TCP/UDP/Telnet and DHCP/Static IP modes
  • Flash card interface for data logging (with required NNDK)
  • Real-Time Clock
  • Custom packetization of serial data
  • The ability to create a serial tunnel with two devices
  • Operating Temperature: -40° to 85° C
  • And more….

This new product allows current NetBurner SB72EX and SB700EX users to easily upgrade and also offers the opportunity to rebrand with your custom product label. For more information, including a full list of features, options, configurations and associated kits, check out the SB800 EX product page or get in touch with additional questions or for support.

Published in Company
Friday, November 13, 2015 12:00 am

Connecting to an I2C device through the Internet

One of the toughest challenges faced in today’s evolving market is communicating with legacy I2C and serial devices. To satisfy this need, NetBurner has added I2C-to-Ethernet support to the SB70LC’s serial to Ethernet factory application.

For those new to NetBurner, we provide a single source of hardware, software, development tools and technical support for all your network-enabled embedded system needs. NetBurner is dedicated to supporting the product and service needs of our customers.

Published in Learn
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 am

How to create a virtual serial port

This article is a reboot of an earlier piece which to our surprise is continuously one of the most visited pages on the NetBurner Learn Blog. However, the original is quite old and sorely in need of an update as our software has evolved. It’s great to see people are still making good use of this information and if you read on, you’ll see why it’s a great solution when you don’t want to reinvent the wheel.

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