Laird Connectivity Partners with Memfault to Offer Device Observability Platform for Its Connected Low-Power Cellular and Bluetooth Product Line

By Taryn Engmark

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 30, 2021

News

Laird Connectivity Partners with Memfault to Offer Device Observability Platform for Its Connected Low-Power Cellular and Bluetooth Product Line

The integration of the Memfault SDK provides Laird Connectivity customers free access to the Memfault platform, which enables them to accelerate product development and easily monitor and update products after release.  

Laird Connectivity announced its partnership with cloud-based connected device observability specialist, Memfault, to give developers using the Pinnacle 100 low-power cellular socket modem and Sentrius MG100 LTE-M/NB-IoT/Bluetooth gateway integrated access to the Memfault remote debugging, continuous monitoring, and firmware update platform.

Memfault’s observability platform allows developers to remotely monitor the health of their devices and analyze software issues in both the Pinnacle 100 and MG100 Gateway designs.

Memfault’s remote debugging, monitoring, and updating features enable developers to act proactively, significantly reducing costs and saving time. This is especially useful for customers that have products mass deployed or in remote locations. In the MG100 and Pinnacle 100, reboot reasons, core dumps on crashes, and statistics like LTE signal strength are tracked.

Signing up for Memfault is a one-click process to create an account and immediately start monitoring firmware on the MG100 or Pinnacle 100. When a fault occurs, Laird Connectivity developers receive notifications directly through Memfault’s intuitive cloud portal.

Memfault’s fault aggregation techniques show the occurrence of a specific fault across the entire population of devices, making developers aware of any issues. The frequency of occurrence, number of affected devices, and timeline allow developers to identify if a specific device or software update could result in a fault and the potential impact of that fault. This allows developers to locate the root cause of the issue and push an OTA update to fix it with Memfault.

Device monitoring and fleet-level metrics enable developers to debug and update devices from one platform. Memfault reduces the time to resolve issues from days to minutes and lowers engineering and support overhead.

For more information, visit Laird Connectivity and Memfault.

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