A remote monitoring and control solution, optimized for outdoor environments.
Collect real-time data from smart sensors and leverage all on the edge.

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs
  • Documentation
  • It can be positioned anywhere and is suitable for precision farming, smart agriculture, and other applications requiring intelligent control in remote locations. Power can be either supplied via solar panel or DC input.

    Remotely control your application through the Arduino Cloud (or third-party services) using a choice of connectivity options suitable to the location. The Arduino Edge Control features built-in Bluetooth and its connectivity can be expanded with 2G/3G/CatM1/NB-IoT modems, LoRa®, Sigfox, and WiFi by adding anyone of the MKR boards.

    The Arduino Edge Control is capable of connecting sensors and drive actuators like latching valves (common in agriculture). Moreover, it has the capability to provide real-time monitoring over the entire process, thereby reducing production-related risks.

    Particularly suited to smart agriculture, the sensors can collect real-time data such as weather conditions, soil quality, crop growth, amongst others. Once sent to the Arduino Cloud, the data value chain becomes valuable analytics that supports business processes at various levels (e.g. crop yield, equipment efficiency, staff performance, etc.). The Arduino Edge Control has the capability to improve crop quality and reduce human effort/error by automating processes like irrigation, fertilization, or pest control.

    Application Examples
    • Automated Greenhouses

    Automatically manage the humidity and temperature to ensure the best environment for crop growth, minimising carbon emissions and increasing economic yield. The inclusion of an Arduino MKR GPS Shield allows for optimum crop rotation planning and acquisition of geospatial data.

    • Hydroponics/Aquaponics

    Since hydroponics involves the growth of plants without soil, delicate care must be taken to maintain the conditions required for optimum growth. The Arduino Edge Control can be set-up to control these conditions with minimal manual labour.
    The Arduino Edge Control can help match the even higher requirements of Aquaponics, by providing automated control over the internal process and reducing production risks.

    • Mushroom Cultivation

    Mushrooms are notorious for requiring the perfect temperature and humidity conditions to sustain spore growth, while also preventing competing fungi from growing. Thanks to the numerous watermark sensors, output ports and connectivity options available on the Arduino Edge Control, this precision farming can be achieved on an unprecedented level.

  • Microcontroller nRF52840 (64 MHz Arm® Cortex-M4F)
    Digital Input 6x edge sensitive wake up pins
    Digital Output 8x latching relay command outputs with drivers
    8x latching relay command outputs without drivers
    Relays 4x 60V/2.5A galvanically isolated solid state relays
    Analog Input 4x 4-20mA inputs
    8x 0-5V analog inputs
    16x hydrostatic watermark sensor input
    Terminal Block Connectors 6x 18 pin plug in terminal block connectors
    Power Supply 12 V Acid/lead SLA Battery Supply
    (Recharged via solar panels)
    Power Consumption Low power (up to 34 months on a 12V/5Ah battery)
    200uA Sleep current
    Memory 1 MB onboard Flash memory
    2 MB onboard QSPI Flash memory
    SD Card Interface for SD Card connector (through expansion port only)


    * Requires Arduino MKR board
    Peripherals Full-speed 12 Mbps USB
    Arm CryptoCell CC310 security subsystem
    High speed 32 MHz SPI
    Quad SPI interface 32 MHz
    12-bit 200 ksps ADC
    128 bit AES/ECB/CCM/AAR co-processor
    Operational Temperature -40° C to +85° C (-40° F to 185°F)
    Length 104 mm
    Width 86 mm
  • OSH: Schematics

    The Arduino Edge Control is open-source hardware! You can build your own board using the following files:


    Pinout Diagram

    Download the full pinout diagram as PDF here.

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