Digi International will make its presence felt at electronica 2016 this week by spotlighting its ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Starter Kit (PDF). The company will also update visitors on its forthcoming ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Developer Kit. During the four-day event, Digi will present a series of ongoing demonstrations of its M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) products.
The Starter Kit for the ConnectCore for i.MX6UL system-on-module (SOM) provides a complete hardware and software platform that fosters rapid development of smart and secure connected devices for medical/healthcare, energy, and/or industrial applications. It addresses such needs as a reference design for module integration, a prototyping platform for quick proof-of-concepts, and a development environment to bring module-based designs to mass production.
The 87- × 63-mm platform works over the industrial operating temperature range, and packs in 256 MB of NAND flash plus 256 MB of DDR3 memory. Wired or wireless connectivity is available through 10/100-Mb Ethernet, pre-certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.2 with Bluetooth Low Energy. A wide array of off-the-shelf Grove system connectors are implemented to enable rapid prototyping.
Other features include a breakout connector with access to all key module signals, USB connectivity, SD card storage, and an on-board interference-hardened stamped metal antenna. It also integrates Yocto Linux support and the Digi TrustFence embedded-device security framework.