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Equipped with a 110K LE FPGA with a Dual-Core Arm® Cortex® A9, the IoTCentipede™ gateway board has the computing capability to aggregate data from multiple sensors, meters and controls.


The IoTCentipede™ serves as an aggregator for a large collection of serial protocols deployed in industrial automation and machinery applications. All serial connectivity ports - UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, IO-Link®, 4-20mA loop - are isolated to allow direct connection to equipment in the real world. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® , ZigBee®, 4G/LTE, and any XBee supported protocols. Data gathered from multiple nodes can be processed in near real-time and sent to remote locations for further analysis or storage. IoTCentipede™ is a development board that can also act as an ideal reference for any new design that requires multiple serial interfaces.


  • Multi boot support for Intel® Cyclone® V SoC (including recovery boot)
  • Serial interfaces
    • Isolated ports: RS232, RS422, RS485, SPI, I2C, CAN, GPIO
    • IO-Link master port x4
    • 4-20mA loop with HART® modem
  • High-speed wired connectivity
    • One 1G/100/10 Ethernet PHY connected to HPS (Hard Processor System)
    • Two 1G/100/10 Ethernet PHYs connected to FPGA fabric allowing implementation of Industrial Ethernet,including TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking)
    • USB Host or USB OTG
  • Wireless connectivity
    • 802.11/Bluetooth
    • Two XBee modules for ZigBee/Long-Range/4G/LTE
  • RTC (Real Time Clock) with battery backup
  • Expansion ports
    • Pmod
    • Arduino
    • Dual row 100mil header


  • Equipment upgrading to Industry 4.0
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial Ethernet gateway
  • Production floor
  • Office automation

Kit Contents

  • Hardware
    • NOVSOM®CV (part #: NOVSOMCV6FE28SLQ31E)
    • IoTCentipede™ base board
    • TTL UART to USB cable
    • Power supply
  • Software and documentation
    • SD card with Linux image and example code
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Link to the board portal with manuals, documentation, Virtual Machine and tools

Design Resources

  • Schematic
  • BOM
  • Assembly Drawings
  • Gerber Files
  • HDL and SPL design files/sources
  • Linux Virtual Machine with all sources and tool-chain.
  • SVN server for latest code updates

Support Resources

Customization Services

The IoTCentipede™ development board is meant for proof-of-concept testing. NovTech Design Services can help with customized production-ready systems with the following services:

  • Custom baseboard design or a single board solution
  • Enhance HDL
  • Optimize Linux drivers and software
  • Customize enclosure to match environmental requirements
  • Help with regulatory requirements

Ordering Information

The IoTCentipede™ can be ordered from Arrow. Part # is IoTCentipede_001-129-0102_KIT.

Contact Details

Sales: (954) 507-4471sales@novtech.com

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