Digi International is to offer Android support for the ConnectCard for i.MX28 module, a compact wireless system-on-module for developing connected devices based on Freescale Semiconductor technology. Embedded application development kits will include drivers and Digi software extensions. Through the iDigi Device Cloud, developers will have immediate access to a Web applications development platform and device management functionality.
“Customers will now have access to the power of Android without spending large amounts of time and money on development and customisation,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of marketing, Digi International. “The combination of Android and the iDigi Device Cloud allows device manufacturers to reduce time-to-market of connected devices. The ConnectCard for i.MX28 also builds on our collaboration with Freescale to offer customers the benefits of cloud connectivity right out of the box.”
“In addition to our Kinetis and Coldfire microcontroller platforms which include the iDigi Connector for immediate access to the iDigi Device Cloud, customers can now build cloud connected devices easily using our i.MX28 platform,” said Ken Obuszewski, Freescale’s director of i.MX marketing. “Cloud connectivity allows customers to differentiate their products and compete in today’s connected world.”
The ConnectCard for i.MX28 can be used in developing smaller, portable devices in medical, building automation and similar applications. It features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking options, and at 51 x 35 x 3 mm in size, is small enough for the most compact designs. The module offers easy design integration, low-power operation and interface flexibility. It features an integrated 32-bit ARM core running at up to 454 MHz, on-chip power management, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual Ethernet and 802.11 a/b/g/n networking options.
Digi JumpStart Kits for Digi Embedded Linux provide a complete turnkey embedded development solution and Digi JumpStart Kits for Digi Embedded Android will be available in June.