Dragino NBSN95 NB-IoT Sensor Node¶
The Dragino NBSN95 NB-IoT Sensor Node for IoT allows users to develop applications with NB-IoT connectivity via the Quectel BC95-G. Dragino NBSN95 enables a wide diversity of applications by exploiting low-power communication, ARM® Cortex®-M0 core-based STM32L0 Series features.
This kit provides:
Quectel BC95-G NB-IoT
- Expansion connectors:
Li/SOCI2 Unchargable Battery
GPIOs exposed via screw terminals on the carrier board
More information about the board can be found at the Dragino NBSN95 website.
The STM32L072CZ SoC provides the following hardware IPs:
Ultra-low-power (down to 0.29 µA Standby mode and 93 uA/MHz run mode)
Core: ARM® 32-bit Cortex®-M0+ CPU, frequency up to 32 MHz
1 to 32 MHz crystal oscillator
32 kHz crystal oscillator for RTC (LSE)
Internal 16 MHz factory-trimmed RC ( ±1%)
Internal low-power 37 kHz RC ( ±5%)
Internal multispeed low-power 65 kHz to 4.2 MHz RC
RTC with HW calendar, alarms and calibration
Up to 24 capacitive sensing channels: support touchkey, linear and rotary touch sensors
2x 16-bit with up to 4 channels
2x 16-bit with up to 2 channels
1x 16-bit ultra-low-power timer
2x 16-bit basic for DAC
2x watchdogs (independent/window)
Up to 84 fast I/Os, most 5 V-tolerant.
Up to 192 KB Flash, 2 banks read-while-write, proprietary code readout protection
Up to 20 KB of SRAM
External memory interface for static memories supporting SRAM, PSRAM, NOR and NAND memories
Rich analog peripherals (independent supply)
1x 12-bit ADC 1.14 MSPS
2x 12-bit DAC
2x ultra-low-power comparators
11x communication interfaces
USB OTG 2.0 full-speed, LPM and BCD
3x I2C FM+(1 Mbit/s), SMBus/PMBus
4x USARTs (ISO 7816, LIN, IrDA, modem)
6x SPIs (4x SPIs with the Quad SPI)
7-channel DMA controller
True random number generator
CRC calculation unit, 96-bit unique ID
Development support: serial wire debug (SWD), JTAG, Embedded Trace Macrocell™
More information about STM32L072CZ can be found here:
The Zephyr Dragino NBSN95 Board board configuration supports the following hardware features:
serial port-polling; serial port-interrupt
Other hardware features are not yet supported on this Zephyr port.
The default configuration can be found in the defconfig file:
Connections and IOs¶
Dragino NBSN95 Board has GPIO controllers. These controllers are responsible for pin muxing, input/output, pull-up, etc.
For detailed information about available pins please refer to Dragino NBSN95 website.
Default Zephyr Peripheral Mapping:¶
UART_1_TX : PB6
UART_1_RX : PB7
UART_2_TX : PA2
UART_2_RX : PA3
Dragino NBSN95 System Clock is at 32MHz,
Dragino NBSN95 board has 2 U(S)ARTs. The Zephyr console output is assigned to UART1. Default settings are 115200 8N1.
Programming and Debugging¶
Dragino NBSN95 board requires an external debugger.
Flashing an application to Dragino NBSN95¶
Here is an example for the Hello World application.
Connect the Dragino NBSN95 to a STLinkV2 to your host computer using the USB port, then run a serial host program to connect with your board. For example:
$ minicom -D /dev/ttyACM0
Then build and flash the application:
# From the root of the zephyr repository west build -b dragino_nbsn95 samples/hello_world west flash
You should see the following message on the console:
$ Hello World! dragino_nbsn95
You can debug an application in the usual way. Here is an example for the Hello World application.
# From the root of the zephyr repository west build -b dragino_nbsn95 samples/hello_world west debug