A global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, Digi International, has announced the immediate availability of the ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Development Kit.
The kit is a complete, off-the-shelf Single Board Computer (SBC) designed specifically for rapid development, prototyping and productisation of a secure gateway platform for intelligent connected devices. It enables more efficient, rapid delivery of connected products and applications requiring multiple access points, offering the highest levels of reliability and flexibility while facilitating development of key areas – including display capabilities – essential for powering today’s advanced IoT and M2M solutions.
Delivering a complete software platform requiring little to no hardware development to create a wide range of connected devices, the ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Development Kit leverages the NXP i.MX6UL System-on-Module (SOM) to provide:
With Digi’s complete Linux Board Support Package (BSP), the Development Kit delivers an integrated and tested Yocto Project Linux software platform with regular maintenance based on current, stable releases, and full source code access. Additionally, the new Digi TrustFence Device Security Framework provides critical device security features out-of-the-box, such as secure connections, secure boot, encrypted file systems, access-controlled ports and seamless integration of a dedicated on-module Secure Element (SE).
“The ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Development Kit delivers a complete and unique reference design and embedded development platform for smart, secure connected devices and gateways,” said Mike Rohrmoser, Director of product management, embedded systems at Digi International. “Built on the standard Pico-ITX form factor, it offers both a rapid development and immediate productisation platform. It is highly integrated, fully validated and backed by Digi’s expertise, hardware, software, and services support.”
As compared to the Starter Kit (see “Digi International Announces Immediate Availability of ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Starter Kit”), the SBC is focused on the creation of connected smart gateway capabilities, including those requiring more flexible implementation options such as integration of multiple wireless technologies, or LCD and camera support.
Digi ConnectCore 6UL Development Kit is available at $249. Kits will be available from authorised Digi distributors.