Home IoT automation is currently a trend; home appliances are networked through wired or wireless networks to realize remote monitoring functions, In addition, home appliances can achieve automated control functions through networking, in which wireless network is the best selection; but there is distance restriction with Wi-Fi. So how can this restriction be broken? Home automation requires a gateway to play this important role.
The main feature of Nuvoton NUC980 series microcontroller is the built-in high capacity DRAM 128 MB SDRAM because built-in SDRAM can save on overall cost, reduce PCB size significantly and lower electromagnetic interference (EMI). They also have many peripheral functions including 10 sets of UART serial ports, 4 sets of CAN 2.0 B, 8 sets of USB Host and dual-Ethernet, able to provide the requirements for gateway applications in the home automation solution.