Farnell element14 builds and distributes IoT and wearable dev platform

August 16, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The WaRP7 development platform enhanced by NXP Semiconductors, designed and manufactured in partnership with Farnell element14, was built from the ground up to address key challenges for design engineers such as size, battery life and connectivity.

The open source design comes with a complete software package for developers to innovate without licensing restrictions, reducing time to market and moving focus to product differentiation in the rapidly growing IoT market.

WaRP7 is based on the NXP i.MX 7Solo applications processor that features an advanced implementation of the ARM Cortex-A7 core, as well as the ARM Cortex-M4 core. It comes with features such as on-board sensors, connectivity including NFC, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi, and on-board external LPDDR3 memory. 

Measuring about 2x4 centimetres, the board offers rich multimedia capability with access to MIPI-DSI display port, on-board camera and audio features. WaRP7 eases development effort for software developers with access to Linux and supports extensive UI capabilities and connectivity stacks. It is expandable with the MikroBus expansion socket, opening users to over 200 compatible Click Boards.

Visit element14 at www.element14.com/WaRP7