Fujitsu Components America and CRATUS Technology Release New Reference Design Platform for Industrial IoT Sensor Data Acquisition and Collection Solutions

The new BlueBrain™ platform features embedded hardware, software, and industry standard interfaces and peripherals, and is highly configurable.

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a joint product development partnership, Fujitsu Components America, Inc. and CRATUS Technology, Inc. today released a complete, edge device platform to expedite the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) wireless sensing and control products for OEM applications.


The new BlueBrain™ platform features embedded hardware, software, and industry standard interfaces and peripherals, and is highly configurable. Primary components include a high-performance CORTEX-M4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics and a Bluetooth® Smart wireless module from Fujitsu Components. Multiple on-board sensors can detect motion and temperature events, as well as installation orientation, and can connect or control hundreds of sensor combinations using analog and digital interfaces.

BlueBrain also features an onboard real time clock, configurable ADC channels and GPIOs. Basic IOS and Android apps are included to facilitate application development. A development board with 3V & 5V I2C, CAN, 8X GPIO, UART, USB, SPI and analog interfaces is also available.

"We surveyed our customers and prospects about their wireless monitoring and data collection needs," said Zeki Gunay, CEO, CRATUS Technology, Inc. "Their feedback was our blueprint for designing the BlueBrain subsystem to help them deploy products running simple or complicated algorithms with a fast and easy development cycle," he said.

BlueBrain attaches to a standard 32-Pin 1.6" X 0.7" EEPROM-style IC socket, or equivalent footprint, on any mezzanine board. There are a series of available mezzanine boards customized for specific markets and applications, including industrial, agriculture, automotive and telematics, retail, smart buildings and civil infrastructure.

"With the ubiquitous presence of smartphones and tablets in work environments, Industrial IoT, particularly in factory automation, is primed for tremendous growth," said Bob Thornton, COO, Fujitsu Components America, Inc. "BlueBrain's backward compatibility and flexibility make it easy for systems designers to collect, store, view and monitor machine data on any Bluetooth Smart device, at any time, using the available mobile application," he said.

The BlueBrain development platform is available immediately through CRATUS and Fujitsu Components America. Distribution availability will be announced in July.

About Fujitsu Components America, Inc.
Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, thermal printers, and wireless modules. The company is headquartered at 2290 North First Street, Suite 212, San Jose, CA 95131. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at components@us.fujitsu.com. For more information, please see: us.fujitsu.com/components

About CRATUS Technology, Inc.
CRATUS develops sensor-centric products and systems with embedded algorithms for the connected world. CRATUS serves the Internet of Things (IoT) market with innovative applications. CRATUS products, systems and sub-systems are customized for markets with requirements driven from the specific needs of each application. In-house expertise supports clients by developing electromechanical connected products using state of the art technologies. CRATUS offers value to customers by engaging in development from concept to manufacturing support, which includes industrial design, electronic design, firmware and software development, server tools and mobile or web applications. CRATUS works with value-add partners from semiconductor and component suppliers to contract manufacturers, from investment institutions to public relations companies to complement the services which are provided by the internal team. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and serving high growth markets, CRATUS is positioned for growth as a connected sensors and systems company. The company is located in San Jose, CA. For more information on products, services or the company, please visit www.cratustech.com or contact CRATUS by sending an e-mail to: info@cratustech.com

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