Mouser stocks out-of-the-box IoT development kit

1st June 2024
Mick Elliott

Authorised distributor Mouser Electronics is now stocking the XPLR-IOT-1 Explorer kit from u-blox.

The kit provides a complete platform for developing proof-of-concept IoT applications for sensor networks, environmental control, medical devices, smart appliances, lighting applications and more.

The u-blox XPLR-IOT-1 includes everything needed for an out-of-the-box experience, including an embedded SIM with u-blox MQTT Anywhere and MQTT Now trial accounts to enable connection to the Thingstream IoT service delivery platform.

With only a few initial manual steps, the kit can publish data to the cloud and demonstrate a complete end-to-end solution. The kit features a dual-core Arm Cortex-M33 application microcontroller with up to 128/64 MHz clock frequency, 512 + 64 kB RAM plus 1024 + 256 kB flash, with support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular communication for cellular networks in many countries across the globe.

A dedicated low-power GNSS receiver provides accurate positioning data, while alternatively, the user can leverage the available nano SIM slot to connect with a network operator of choice.

The XPLR-IOT-1 kit uses the MQTT-SN protocol for power and data-efficient communication to the Thingstream platform, or if Wi-Fi is preferred, the built-in Wi-Fi module and the u-blox MQTT Now service offer an alternate route to the cloud.

The kit comes with sensor and positioning data for the Thingstream platform, where the data flow manager processes to the Node-RED programming example for a quick and easy dashboard visualization of the data.

The device is controlled by the Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 wireless system-on-chip (SoC) in the NORA-B1 wireless MCU module, which can host custom applications developed with the Nordic nRF Connect SDK or the Zephyr development environment.

This device offers integrated sensors for temperature, humidity, pressure, ambient light, magnetometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, and battery gauge.

The XPLR-IOT-1 kit is available from Mouser in the EMEA, Americas and Asia/Pacific regions.

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