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Dev't kit enables rapid prototyping for IoT devices, apps

Posted: 29 Aug 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IoT  prototyping  Bluetooth  GPS  MEMS 

Broadcom Corp. has unleashed the Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Sense, an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) prototyping kit that includes the WICED Bluetooth Smart chip, five low-power MEMS sensors and a software stack that is compatible with Bluetooth 4.1. WICED Sense enables developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications.

"Broadcom's WICED Sense development kit provides an easy-to-use, low-cost and complete testing package for OEMs and start-ups alike to continue pushing the limits on technology innovation," according to Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Embedded Wireless, Wireless Connectivity.

The development kit features a gyroscope for motion control, gaming and GPS, an accelerometer for impact recognition and vibration monitoring, an e-compass for map rotation, position detection and motion activated applications, a barometer for weather station equipment and smart watches, and humidity and temperature capabilities for home automation products, air conditioning, heating and ventilation.

The WICED Sense kit supports devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems, as well as iBeacon technology. It connects directly to a Near Field Communications (NFC) tag, and contains security features like encryption, decryption, certificate signing and verification. The product is available through Broadcom's network of distribution partners for $19.99.





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