Encompassing both hardware and software elements, ON Semiconductor’s IoT Development Kit (IDK) utilizes a unique modular construction to present a configurable platform that enables the evaluation and development of highly differentiated IoT systems. The inherent flexibility of the IDK offers the necessary scope to address industry sectors such as environmental monitoring, healthcare, home/building automation, industrial control, and wearable electronics.
The IDK’s baseboard features ON Semi’s NCS36510 SoC, with a low power-optimized 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core, running the ARM mbed OS. By attaching different daughter boards to the Wi-Fi enabled baseboard, connectivity protocols enabled by ultra-low power radios, sensors, heart rate monitors, bio sensor interfaces and actuators can be added to the system. In addition, the portfolio includes support for numerous functions for implementing security, including encryption, secure debug, secure boot, and authentication.
An Eclipse-based IDE that includes a C++ compiler, debugger, and code editor. A comprehensive set of application examples, use cases, and related libraries have also been incorporated into the package. In addition to the default cloud software platform, support for industry standard Cloud connectivity protocols (MQTT and REST) is included.
The IDK product recommendation tool provides a convenient, step-by-step process to select the correct configuration per design and to place an order. Available daughter boards include SIGFOX, PoE, and CAN connectivity; motion, ambient light, and touch pad sensing; and stepper motor, BLDC motor, and dual LED driver actuation. EnOcean, Thread, and Wireless Mbus support is planned to be available in Q2, 2017, with BLE planned to follow in Q3, 2017. New temperature, moisture, proximity and pressure sensing devices are also planned to be available in Q2.