INRIA – IoT research platform


Supported by the National Agency for Research, as part of the French government’s investment program for the future, the FIT platform is intended for the scientific community to experiment with new wireless protocols for the Future Internet of Things.
Driven by INRIA (The French public institute for research in ICT) and part of the FIT platform, the large-scale platform for communicating objects, FIT IoT-LAB is labeled Research Infrastructure by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research.


  • Develop powerful, open, configurable scientific research facilities that leverage the latest technologies and market components to deliver the widest range of deployment topologies possible.
  • Design and produce in record time a large quantity of 2 types of customized gateways and make them available quickly on all FIT IoT-LAB sites.
FIT IoT-Lab - Research Platform for the Internet of Things
Research Engineer, INRIA

We selected SEQUANTA because of the agility of its team, its skills in the IoT and wireless sensor networks domains and its expertise on such large-scale platforms.

The systems provided by SEQUANTA gave us the ability to build a larger and more efficient platform. We managed to achieve a larger scale installation with more than 1700 nodes. We have been able to carry out experiments in the field of the Internet of Things that we just could not do before.


Wireless Edge Computing gateways in an OEM offer

SEQUANTA delivers to INRIA in a record time 1700 wireless Edge Computing gateways in a custom OEM offer. The solution is built on SEQUANTA’s hardware and software technology bricks and includes all the design, engineering, production, project management services for the deployment across 5 FIT IoT-LAB project sites.

M3 gateways

32-bit ARM Cortex M3 Microcontroller
MEMS sensors accelerometer, magnetometer and tri-axis gyro
Environmental sensors: temperature, light
Wireless communication: IEEE 802.15.4 standard, 2.4 GHz band
USB port, JTAG port and extension connectors
FreeRTOS, Contiki and Riot OS support

A8 Gateways

ARM Cortex A8 32-bit Microcontroller
Wireless communication: IEEE 802.15.4 standard, 2.4 GHz band
USB and Ethernet connectivity
Power supply via USB or PoE
Linux OS support


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