Evaluation kit accelerates IoT designs

17th October 2017
Mick Elliott

The WICED CYW43907 evaluation kit from Cypress Semiconductor is now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. Enabling device evaluation through production, the evaluation kit offers engineers a viable solution that will greatly reduce time to market, risk and cost when producing production-ready Internet of Things (IoT) designs.

The kit is based on the Cypress CYW43907 system-on-chip (SoC).

The CYW43907 wireless SoC combines dual-band 802.11n (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi with a 32-bit Arm Cortex-R4 application microcontroller subsystem.

It features 2MBytes of SRAM, along with a several standardized interfaces, including Ethernet (RMII/MII), UART, SPI/QSPI, and I2C.

The evaluation board has an operating voltage of 3.3V and features an RJ-45 Ethernet connector, onboard PCB antenna, external antenna connector, an onboard programmer and debugger, as well as a microSD card slot.

The board also offers Arduino Uno-compatible headers, allowing designers to prototype additional hardware capabilities through off-the-shelf Arduino shields for sensors and other peripherals.

It is supported by Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Studio, a software development kit (SDK) targeting IoT that includes libraries and code examples for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and combination connectivity in a single integrated development environment (IDE). The target wireless applications for the development platform include home automation, medical, health and fitness, audio, and industrial IoT.

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