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UC-8100 Series

Communication-centric RISC computing platform

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  • Moxa’s UC-8100 wireless Linux gateway computer is an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large scale, edge computing solutions which is a perfect option for wireless gateway for distributed applications. The UC-8100 is built around an ARM v7 Cortex-A8 processor, and comes with up to two RS-422/485 serial ports alongside dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN ports, as well as a Mini PCIe socket that supports a cellular interface and other modules.

Features and Benefits


  • ARMv7 Cortex-A8 300/600/1000 MHz processor
  • Dual auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • SD socket for storage expansion and OS installation
  • Rich programmable LEDs and a programmable button for easy installation and maintenance
  • Mini PCIe socket for cellular module
  • Debian ARM 7 open platform 
  • Cybersecurity   





The UC-8100 computing platform is designed for embedded data acquisition applications. The computer comes with one or two RS- 232/422/485 serial ports and dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN ports, as well as a Mini PCIe socket to support cellular modules. These versatile communication capabilities let users efficiently adapt the UC-8100 to a variety of complex communications solutions.

The UC-8100 is built around a Cortex-A8 RISC processor that has been optimized for use in energy monitoring systems, but is widely applicable to a variety of industrial solutions. With flexible interfacing options, this tiny embedded computer is a reliable and secure gateway for data acquisition and processing at field sites as well as a useful communication platform for many other large-scale deployments.

Wide temperature (T) models* are also available for extended temperature applications. All units are thoroughly tested in a testing chamber, guaranteeing that the computing platforms are suitable for wide temperature applications.


Since many legacy industrial protocols are not compatible with IoT technologies, sending data from edge devices to a cloud database is often a drain on engineering resources. An optional software tool that comes with the UC-8100 series is Moxa’s ThingsPro™, an integrated data-acquisition and device-management software suite, which includes generic Modbus protocol support, as well as the IoT communication protocol MQTT, making it easy to transfer field data to a remote database in a few simple steps.

Learn more about ThingsPro™ suite: http://www.moxa.com/product/ThingsPro.htm 

White Paper

Developing a Data Acquisition Platform for Industrial IoT Applications


The impact the Internet has had on the way humans live their lives has been unprecedented. It has allowed us to communicate and interact with each other in ways previously unimaginable. Recently, it has opened the door for what many are describing as something that will become more important to our everyday lives than the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the most exciting possibilities is in industrial applications, more commonly referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT), where communication and interaction capabilities can be extended to devices or things used for factory automation, renewable energy applications, smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, and even oil and gas applications..........more



Application Notes

Accelerate your IIoT-Ready Applications with Smart Industrial Computing


Data is at the heart of the Internet of things (IoT). To make critical data-informed decisions, businesses first need to capture and collect data from all sorts of devices over the Internet before converting the data into valuable business information. Moxa has applied its rich experience in the industrial automation field to provide industrial computing solutions that integrate data acquisition and device management for large-scale, Industrial IoT applications. In this brochure, we will examine several typical applications to see how Moxa’s solutions can help businesses conquer the challenges in the Industrial IoT environments...........more




UC-8100 Expert Product Review Flyer


UC-8100 Expert Product Review FlyerMoxa's UC-8100 series wireless computers are specially designed for industry automation applications. But don't just take our word for it. Two industry experts have examined, used, and reviewed the UC-8100 wireless computers in real-world applications from railway wayside monitoring to remote control for a system integration laboratory. See what the industrial automation experts have to say about the UC-8100 wireless computers..........more



Hardware Specifications
CPU ARMv7 Cortex-A8 300/600/1000 MHz
USB USB 2.0 hosts x 1, Type A connector
UC-8162-LX: 512 MB
UC-8132-LX: 256 MB
UC-8131-LX: 256 MB
OS (pre-installed) Debian ARM 7 (Kernel 3.2)
Main Storage • 1 GB SD card with OS pre-installed (UC-8131/8132/8162 only)
• 2 GB micro SD card with OS pre-installed (UC-8112 only)
Storage Expansion SD socket for storage expansion (UC-8112-LX only)
Ethernet Interface
LAN Auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps ports (RJ45) x 2
Magnetic Isolation Protection 1.5 kV built-in
Serial Interface
Serial Standards RS-232/422/485 ports, software-selectable (5-pin terminal block connector) x 1 or 2
Console Port RS-232 (TxD, RxD, GND), 4-pin pin header output (115200, n, 8, 1)
Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow Control XON/XOFF, ADDC® (automatic data direction control) for RS-485
Baudrate Max. 921600 bps
Serial Signals
RS-232 TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, GND
RS-422 TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-4w TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-2w Data+, Data-, GND
System Power x 1, USB x 1, SD x 1, signal strength x 3 (UC-8112/8162/8132 with cellular module)
LAN 10M/100M on connector
Programmable Diagnosis x 3
Switches and Buttons
Push Button Initially configured to return a diagnostic report, and to reset the device to factory defaults
Physical Characteristics
Housing Polycarbonate plastic
Weight 224 g (0.50 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 27 x 128 mm (3.98 x 1.06 x 5.04 in)
Mounting DIN-rail, wall (with optional kit)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature Standard Models: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 80°C (-40 to 176°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Anti-Vibration 2 Grms @ IEC 60068-2-64, random wave, 5-500 Hz, 1 hr per axis (without any USB devices attached)
Anti-Shock 20 g @ IEC 60068-2-27, half sine wave, 30 ms
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12 to 24 VDC (3-pin terminal block, V+, V-, SG)
Input Current • 450 mA @ 12 VDC
• 225 mA @ 24 VDC
Power Consumption 5.4 W (without cellular module and external USB device attached)
Standards and Certifications
Safety UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1
EMC EN 61000-6-2/6-4
EMI CISPR 22, FCC Part 15B Class A
EMS IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 8 kV; Air: 15 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 10 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 4 kV; Signal: 4 kV
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: Power: 4 kV; Signal: 4 kV
IEC 61000-4-6 CS: Signal: 10 V
IEC 61000-4-8: 20 A/m
IEC 61000-4-9: 300
Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
Alert Tools Built-in RTC (real-time clock)
Automatic Reboot Trigger Built-in WDT (watchdog timer)
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time UC-8162-T-LX: 301,648 hrs
UC-8132-T-LX: 302,648 hrs
UC-8131-T-LX: 315,063 hrs
UC-8112-T-LX: 1,181,598 hrs
UC-8162-LX/UC-8132-LX: 1,195,173 hrs
UC-8131-LX: 1,465,546 hrs
UC-8112-LX: 1,149,242 hrs
Standard Telcordia (Bellcore) Standard TR/SR
Warranty Period 5 years
Details See www.moxa.com/warranty
Software Specifications
OS Debian ARM 7
Web Server (Apache) Allows you to create and manage web sites; supports PHP and XML
Terminal Server (SSH) Provides secure encrypted communications between two un-trusted hosts over an insecure network
Kernel GNU/Linux 3.2
System Shell DASH (default), BASH
Text Editor vim, nano
Programming Language Support PHP, Perl, Python
Internet Security Suite OpenVPN, iptables
Cryptographic Hardware Accelerators AES, SHA, OpenSSL
Self Diagnosis Check status of system and hardware component via software method
Linux Board Support Packages (BSP) • GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain
• Bootloader/ Kernel/ filesystem
Cellular Networking (UC-8132-LX, UC-8162-LX, UC-8112-LX only)• WVDIAL: Point-to-Point Protocol dialer that dials a modem and starts pppd to connect to the Internet.
• QMI (Qualcomm MSM Interface): Glib-based library for talking to WWAN modems and devices
Cybersecurity • Secure Boot: A novel authentication algorithm proposed to secure platform integration. Only trusted Linux kernel and bootloader should be executed (Patent Pending).
• SUDO Mechanism: Sudo (sometimes considered short for Super-user Do) is a

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Available Models

  Model No. Description
UC-8131-LX RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 300 MHz CPU, 2 Ethernet, 1 Serial port, 1 GB SD (OS pre-installed), USB Port and Debian ARM 7
UC-8132-LX RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 300 MHz CPU, Mini PCIe socket for cellular, 2 Ethernet, 2 serial ports, 1 GB SD (OS pre-installed), USB port and Debian ARM 7
UC-8162-LX RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 600 MHz CPU, Mini PCIe socket for cellular, 2 Ethernet, 2 serial ports, 1 GB SD (OS pre-installed), USB port and Debian ARM 7
UC-8112-LX RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 1 GHz CPU, Mini PCIe socket for cellular, 2 Ethernet, serial ports, 2 GB MicroSD (OS pre-installed), USB port, TPM, Micro SD Socket, and Debian ARM 7(Non-TPM models are available in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus)
UC-8112-LX-CG RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 1 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, Mini PCIe socket for cellular, 2 Ethernet, 2 serial ports, 2 GB MicroSD (OS pre-installed), USB port, Micro SD Socket, Debian ARM 7, and ThingsPro Software Suite
UC-8132-LX-CG RISC-based communication-centric computing platform with 300 MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 2 Ethernet, 1 Serial port, 1 GB SD (OS pre-installed), USB Port, Debian ARM 7 and ThingsPro Software Suite

Optional Accessories

Other Accessories
  Model No. Description
CELLULAR-3G-EVDO-HSPA+ Cellular Package
CELLULAR-LTE-US Cellular Package
CELLULAR-LTE-EU Cellular Package
WiFi-BGN WiFi Package
  Model No. Description
ANT-3G-SMA SMA male antenna for cellular, support bands: 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
ANT-GPS-OSM-05-3M 26 dBi, 1572 MHz, L1 band antenna for GPS
  Model No. Description
A-CRF-MHFSF i-PEX MHF (male, on cellular module) to SMA (female, on top cover) adaptor with cable. When you need to install GPS antenna or the second cellular antenna.
CRF-MHF/SMA(M)-14.2 i-PEX MHF (male, on cellular module) to RP-SMA (female, on top cover) adapter with cable. For when you need to install a second WiFi antenna.
CBL-F9DPF1x4-BK-100 Console cable with 4-pin connector
Adaptors / Power Cords
  Model No. Description
PWR-24250-DT-S1 Power adaptor
PWC-C7CN-2B-183 2.5A/250V China (CN) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7US-2B-183 10A/125V US power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7EU-2B-183 2.5A/250V Continental European (EU) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7UK-2B-183 2.5A/250V United Kingdom (UK) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7AU-2B-183 2.5A/250V Australian (AU) power cord, 183 cm length
Wireless LAN Antennas
  Model No. Description
ANT-WDB-ARM-02 2.4/5.5 GHz 2 dBi dual-band antenna, RP-SMA (male) connector

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