element14 Starts a RIoT; The 'Revolutionizing the Internet of Things' Board to cause waves in Android Development Kit Space
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London -- element14 is today exclusively launching an open source, single board platform Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board . The RIoTboard has been designed to run Android operating systems efficiently and features a high processing performance/low-power consumption processor with a broad range of peripherals and display capabilities, making it perfectly suited as a hub for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The board is ideal for Android and Linux development and is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. Priced at $74 the RIoTboard is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in APAC.
David Shen, Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell said: "The RIoTboard has been designed for and supported by a community of Design Engineers and Application Developers. The hardware design has an optimised form factor, utilises one of the latest high performance multimedia processors and has been optimised for low power consumption. Addressing these key design challenges upfront will reduce development time and time to market.
"The RIoTboard is the latest in our ever-expanding range of solutions offering everything from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles."
Reducing system cost, board size and complexity with low power, the BOM-optimized platform includes:
The Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor based on ARM Cortex-A9 Core architecture at speeds up to 1 GHz
The Freescale Kinetis K20 MCU
The Freescale MMPF0100Power Management Integrated Chip
1GByte of 32-bit wide DDR3 @ 800MHz
The RIoTboard platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 OTG High Speed and 4 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0 Hosts, LVDS, HDMI and Parallel RGB interfaces, micro TF and SD card interfaces, analog headphone/microphone jacks, camera interface, serial ports, JTAG and boot configuration interfaces.
Key applications for the board will include:
Smart Home Appliances
Medical -- Patient Monitoring and telehealth
Factory Automation and HMI
Point of Sale equipment
IP Phones, Scanners and Smart Metering
For more information on dev kits visit: http://www.farnell.com/development-kits
Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store specifically built for electronic design engineers. The community recently unveiled its element14 knode , a unique automated platform that enables engineers to quickly research, design, develop and prototype in a single, intelligent environment. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell element14), the Americas (Newark element14) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of 952m last year.
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