IoT

Development kit covers broad spectrum of IoT markets

12th June 2017
Mick Elliott

Combining hardware and software elements to enable rapid implementation of smart and connected cloud-based applications, ON Semiconductor’s IoT Development Kit (IDK) provides engineers with all of the building blocks needed to speed the evaluation, design and implementation of medical-, home- and industrial-based Internet of Things (IoT) designs. It is available at Mouser Electronics.

The IDK is a modular, easy-to-use platform that offers designers a portfolio of power-efficient semiconductors that includes sensors, power management, connectivity, processors and actuators.

The kit features a Wi-Fi-enabled baseboard (BB-GEVK: IoT Development Kit Base Board) that incorporates ON Semi’s NCS36510 system-on-chip (SoC), a low-power-optimised 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core that runs the ARM mbed operating system.

A wide selection of different modules or daughter cards can then be attached to the baseboard to provide various types of functionality based on design need.

In addition, the kit supports cloud connectivity by state-of-the-art protocols such as MQTT and REST, and offers added support for security functions including encryption, secure debug, secure boot and authentication.

Along with the hardware, the kit also includes a comprehensive software development framework that encompasses the embedded operating system, drivers, APIs for hardware shields (where each device has its own API, for a total of 21 APIs), a graphical user interface (GUI) and sample applications code.

It has been designed to address a broad spectrum of IoT markets and applications, including motor control, climate and sense control, lighting control, process and industrial control, position control, and patient monitoring and healthcare.

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