by OptDyn Co-CEO/Founder Alex Karasulu, CMO Sally Khudairi, and Subutai Community Manager Felipe Fonseca
Last Friday we were onsite at LSI-TEC (Laboratório de Sistemas Integráveis Tecnológico), our partners in São Paulo, Brazil, who are manufacturing the Industrial Edition of the Subutai Blockchain Router v2.0.
The Subutai Blockchain Router v2.0 is a power-efficient “green” broadband Cloud router and open hardware IoT gateway. As a Subutai appliance, the router comes preinstalled with Subutai’s PeerOS tuned and hardware accelerated.
Aimed at mission-critical IoT applications, the Subutai Blockchain Router Industrial Edition uses higher grade temperature resistant chips that operate between -40°C and 100°C. As opposed to the Residential Edition which mines cryptocurrency, the programmable logic for the Industrial Edition is dedicated to critical IoT security operations. The Blockchain Router’s hardware based IoT security subsystem combined with its interoperability with PMOD, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi shields has brought it to the forefront of Brazil’s national IoT standards, and serves as the high-end IoT gateway for several highly-visible programs, including Itaipu Binacional, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy, and Ilumina SP, the smart city illumination initiative for the State of São Paulo.
Seeing the Subutai Blockchain Router in production feels like Christmas! We’re excited to share our experience with you —
A batch of OptDyn’s Subutai Blockchain Router engineering units are entering the surface mount technology assembly (SMT) line in São Paulo. Here’s a unit going in:
Here’s a test of the positioning of its larger components such as the RJ54 connectors, video and USB ports. The Arduino and Raspberry Pi headers are clearly visible on the lower left hand side.
Here’s the pallette of Xylinx Zynq MPSoC chips (with FPGA and processors) fed into the SMT line. This 3D FPGA and its quad core ARM 64-bit processors power the Subutai Blockchain Router.
After the placement of the Xilinx Zync BGA package:
Placing other components on the board:
Cartridges hold reels of passive components placed onto the board as it goes through the SMT line.
Additional passives being placed and soldered to the board. Note the robotic arm holding the components.
Here’s the entire SMT line. The long deep oven in the back actually heats and cools down the board. The Router’s board is complex with _16-layers_ requiring special thermal conditions.
Our Subutai Community Manager Felipe Fonseca and Arthur Barcellos from LSITEC giving the thumbs up.
To deliver on the promise of the Subutai Blockchain Router is a dream come true. We are continually thinking of new ways to push the technology envelope, and are perpetually obsessed with security (be sure to check out our technical white paper on hardware security for mission-critical IoT applications).
We are tremendously proud to have reached this milestone with the Subutai Blockchain Router, and welcome queries at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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