Farnell element14 Starts a RIoT

The ‘Revolutionizing the Internet of Things’ Board to cause waves in Android Development Kit Space

Farnell element14 is today exclusively launching an open source, single board platform, the Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board. The RIoTboard has been designed to run Android operating systems efficiently and features a high processing performance/low-power consumption processor with a broad range of peripherals and display capabilities, making it perfectly suited as a hub for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The board is ideal for Android and Linux development and is based on the Freescale® i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM® Cortex®-A9 architecture. Priced at £46 the RIoTboard is available from Farnell element14 in Europe.

David Shen, Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell said: “The RIoTboard has been designed for and supported by a community of Design Engineers and Application Developers. The hardware design has an optimised form factor, utilises one of the latest high performance multimedia processors and has been optimised for low power consumption. Addressing these key design challenges upfront will reduce development time and time to market.

“The RIoTboard is the latest in our ever-expanding range of solutions offering everything from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles.”

Reducing system cost, board size and complexity with low power, the BOM-optimised platform includes:

* The Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor based on ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core® architecture at speeds up to 1 GHz
* The Freescale Kinetis® K20 MCU
* The Freescale MMPF0100Power Management Integrated Chip
* 1GByte of 32-bit wide DDR3 @ 800MHz
* 4GB eMMC

The RIoTboard platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 OTG High Speed and 4 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0 Hosts, LVDS, HDMI and Parallel RGB interfaces, micro TF and SD card interfaces, analog headphone/microphone jacks, camera interface, serial ports, JTAG and boot configuration interfaces.

Key applications for the board will include:

* Vertical/Industrial/Educational Tablets
* Smart Home Appliances
* Medical – Patient Monitoring and telehealth
* Factory Automation and HMI
* Digital Signage
* Point of Sale equipment
* IP Phones, Scanners and Smart Metering
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About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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February 2014

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