ON Semiconductor has introduced a modular IoT Development Kit (IDK) that draws on its portfolio of sensors, power management, connectivity, processors and actuators. By combining these silicon solutions with a comprehensive software framework, the IDK offers a modular, easy to use and compact platform that is intended to provide developers with everything they need to rapidly develop cloud-based IoT designs.
The ON Semiconductor IDK incorporates a variety of module options for sensing, wired and wireless connectivity and actuation. Its software development framework encompasses an embedded operating system (ARM mbed OS), drivers, APIs for hardware shields, a graphical user interface (GUI), and sample applications code. Built-in support for cloud software enables the platform to deliver data into the cloud for value added services such as analytics. The extensible modular architecture includes a variety of industry-standard interfaces such as Arduino and Pmod, allowing integration of existing and future modules from both ON Semiconductor and third parties.
The IDK is capable of supporting numerous application areas, including industrial automation, intelligent lighting, building automation, smart cities and a wide range of medical monitoring solutions. The IoT Development Kit will be available through ON's distribution channels.