PARADOX

The Power-Efficient Core
This low-powered solution takes all the capabilities of the Interceptor and extends its lifecycle for environments that lack constant power sources.

Industries are ever-changing and evolving, and as we look toward the future, we’ve discovered an increased need for low-powered modular solutions. That’s why we created the Paradox. When you need to power and monitor equipment in locations that aren't readily equipped with a constant power source, or easily accessible for battery swap out, you need a solution that can still facilitate functions (such as constant monitoring) at a lower amperage. The Paradox performs the majority of the tasks that our flagship product, the Interceptor, is known for managing, but it uses microamps instead of milliamps. Think of it this way: most industrial devices are power-hungry, but the Paradox helps run operations at lower amperage and uses less power long-term. This means you can run it not just for a few months but for years on battery or solar power.

This fully stackable solution functions with the rest of our product line—the main difference being that when the Paradox is paired with the QuarterMaster board, you can rely on WiFi or Bluetooth instead of HDMI or Ethernet. It performs all of the I/O controls, cellular functions, and point-to-point or point-to-multipoint functionalities while working seamlessly with our accessories line, making it the perfect addition to those industries requiring low-powered solutions.

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CORE SPECS

CPU

  • Arm® 32-bit Cortex®-M4 CPU with FPU, Adaptive real-time accelerator (ART Accelerator) allowing 0-wait-state execution from Flash memory, frequency up to 170 MHz with 213 DMIPS, MPU, DSP instructions
  • 512 Kbytes of Flash memory with ECC support
  • ADC
    • 16 channels
    • 12-bit resolution
    • Adjustable gain (1-64x)
    • Adjustable Internal Voltage Reference
  • 4 UART buses
  • 3 External SPI Buses
  • 2 I2C Buses
  • USB Device Support
  • µSD Card Interface
  • Onboard RTC with external wakeup capability
  • 1 CAN bus
  • 4 High-Resolution Timer IOs
    • Useful for Motor Control, Power Control, etc.
  • 5 16-bit Timers IOs
  • 18 GPIOs
  • 53 Expansion GPIOs
  • RTOS Support
  • 17 Internal Timers
    • High-Resolution Timer and Waveform Builder
    • 2 32-bit Timers
    • 10 16-bit Timers
    • 2 Watchdog Timers
    • 1 Systick Timer
    • 1 Low Power Timer

Storage

  • 1Gb NAND Flash Memory
Trusted Platform Module - TPM2.0
  • Support of various cryptographic algorithms
    • RSA-1024 and RSA-2048
    • SHA-1 and SHA-256
    • ECC NIST P256
    • ECC BN256
  • Qualified for industrial applications (JEDEC JESD-47)

Wi-Fi

  • Compliant with 1x1 IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) support
  • Transmit power up to +18 dBm in 2.4 GHz and +13.5 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -96 dBm in 2.4 GHz and -89 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Data Rates: 802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps; 802.11g/a: Up to 54 Mbps; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range: 2412 MHz – 2484MHz, 4.9 GHz – 5.975 GHz

Bluetooth

  • Transmit power up to +17 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity: LE: -92 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: -103 dBm
  • Compliant with dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • <8 mA transmits current in Bluetooth 5 mode, 2Mbps data rate
  • Data rates: 125 Kbps, 500 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps,3 Mbps
  • Operating Frequency Range: 2.402 GHz - 2.480GHz
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 /4.1 / 4.2 / 5.0
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, and LongRange modes
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Secure connections
  • Bluetooth Low Energy supports the central role and peripheral role concurrently
  • Bluetooth auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Scatternet* with two secondary roles while still being visible

IMU

  • High-Precision 6-Axis MEMS MotionTracking® Device
  • Internal Backup Power
  • Powered loss mode will store date/time for over 60 days.
  • Operating temperature: -40 ºC to +85 ºC
$
 250 
USD
What's in the box?

This board has excellent capabilities for sub-sea environments, aerospace, and remote locations—anywhere you can’t plug your machinery into constant power sources or charge and replace batteries often. With the Paradox, you can rest assured that your remote and mobile operations are in good hands, allowing you to run your devices for extended periods without requiring additional power—in many instances, a year or more.

Compare Features and Specs

The Interceptor is the brain of our modular system. It controls all the other units.
The QuarterMaster houses the Interceptor and connects to additional modular boards.

INTERCEPTOR

  • Ubuntu, Debian, and ROS2 Operating Systems
  • 1 GB DDR3 RAM/2GB option
  • Up to 256GB eMMC Flash Storage
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2 BLE/EDR
  • ARM® Cortex®-A9 32-Bit RISC Processor
  • SGX530 Graphics Engine
  • 16-bit RGB Display Interface convertible to HDMI or LVDS
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC)
  • Power Management Integrated Circuit PMIC)
  • Industrial rated at -40°C to 105°C
  • Crypto Hardware Accelerators (AES, SHA, RNG, DES, and 3DES)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security - OPTIONAL

QUARTERMASTER

  • HDMI
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • (4) USB Ports (1) USB OTG Port
  • (4) 4-20mA Inputs
  • MicroSD Card Slot
  • Expansion Module Connection
  • (2) SPI Interfaces (1) I2C
  • 5-18V Power Input
  • (24) 3.3V Digital I/O Connections
  • Temperature Sensor
  • 3V & 5V Output
  • Industrial Rated -40°C to 85°C
  • Integrated Battery Charger & Battery Interface
  • 12V Power Adapter
  • 3D IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) - OPTIONAL
The Horizon, Chronicle, and Spearlink all connect to the QuarterMaster to give you complete customization and control over the features you need.

+ HORIZON

  • RS-485 Interface
  • (16) 4-20mA Digital Inputs
  • Expansion Module Connection
  • 10” LCD Interface
  • 7” LCD Interface
  • Touch Screen Interface
  • Standard Audio In Jack
  • Standard Headphone Out
  • Powered Audio Out Left & Right
  • CAT-M1 LTE Cellular Modem
  • Industrial Rated -40°C to 85°C

+ CHRONICLE

  • SATA Interface
  • 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) Support
  • Industrial Rated -40°C to 85°C

+ SPEARLINK

  • Expansion Module Connection
  • 900MHz Long-Range Wireless Mesh Networking
  • Industrial Rated -40°C to 85°C
  • Self-Healing Mesh Network
  • Point-to-Point and Point-to-MultiPoint
  • RS-232 Communication Port

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Industries are ever-changing and evolving, and as we look toward the future, we’ve discovered an increased need for low-powered modular solutions. That’s why we created the Paradox. When you need to power and monitor equipment in locations that aren't readily equipped with a constant power source, or easily accessible for battery swap out, you need a solution that can still facilitate functions (such as constant monitoring) at a lower amperage. The Paradox performs the majority of the tasks that our flagship product, the Interceptor, is known for managing, but it uses microamps instead of milliamps. Think of it this way: most industrial devices are power-hungry, but the Paradox helps run operations at lower amperage and uses less power long-term. This means you can run it not just for a few months but for years on battery or solar power.

This fully stackable solution functions with the rest of our product line—the main difference being that when the Paradox is paired with the QuarterMaster board, you can rely on WiFi or Bluetooth instead of HDMI or Ethernet. It performs all of the I/O controls, cellular functions, and point-to-point or point-to-multipoint functionalities while working seamlessly with our accessories line, making it the perfect addition to those industries requiring low-powered solutions.

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Industry Advantages

This board has excellent capabilities for sub-sea environments, aerospace, and remote locations—anywhere you can’t plug your machinery into constant power sources or charge and replace batteries often. With the Paradox, you can rest assured that your remote and mobile operations are in good hands, allowing you to run your devices for extended periods without requiring additional power—in many instances, a year or more.

Core Specs

CPU

  • Arm® 32-bit Cortex®-M4 CPU with FPU, Adaptive real-time accelerator (ART Accelerator) allowing 0-wait-state execution from Flash memory, frequency up to 170 MHz with 213 DMIPS, MPU, DSP instructions
  • 512 Kbytes of Flash memory with ECC support
  • ADC
    • 16 channels
    • 12-bit resolution
    • Adjustable gain (1-64x)
    • Adjustable Internal Voltage Reference
  • 4 UART buses
  • 3 External SPI Buses
  • 2 I2C Buses
  • USB Device Support
  • µSD Card Interface
  • Onboard RTC with external wakeup capability
  • 1 CAN bus
  • 4 High-Resolution Timer IOs
    • Useful for Motor Control, Power Control, etc.
  • 5 16-bit Timers IOs
  • 18 GPIOs
  • 53 Expansion GPIOs
  • RTOS Support
  • 17 Internal Timers
    • High-Resolution Timer and Waveform Builder
    • 2 32-bit Timers
    • 10 16-bit Timers
    • 2 Watchdog Timers
    • 1 Systick Timer
    • 1 Low Power Timer

Storage

  • 1Gb NAND Flash Memory
Trusted Platform Module - TPM2.0
  • Support of various cryptographic algorithms
    • RSA-1024 and RSA-2048
    • SHA-1 and SHA-256
    • ECC NIST P256
    • ECC BN256
  • Qualified for industrial applications (JEDEC JESD-47)

Wi-Fi

  • Compliant with 1x1 IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) support
  • Transmit power up to +18 dBm in 2.4 GHz and +13.5 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -96 dBm in 2.4 GHz and -89 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Data Rates: 802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps; 802.11g/a: Up to 54 Mbps; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range: 2412 MHz – 2484MHz, 4.9 GHz – 5.975 GHz

Bluetooth

  • Transmit power up to +17 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity: LE: -92 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: -103 dBm
  • Compliant with dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • <8 mA transmits current in Bluetooth 5 mode, 2Mbps data rate
  • Data rates: 125 Kbps, 500 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps,3 Mbps
  • Operating Frequency Range: 2.402 GHz - 2.480GHz
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 /4.1 / 4.2 / 5.0
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, and LongRange modes
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Secure connections
  • Bluetooth Low Energy supports the central role and peripheral role concurrently
  • Bluetooth auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Scatternet* with two secondary roles while still being visible

IMU

  • High-Precision 6-Axis MEMS MotionTracking® Device
  • Internal Backup Power
  • Powered loss mode will store date/time for over 60 days.
  • Operating temperature: -40 ºC to +85 ºC

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