HoriZone RA development kit: Energy Efficient Security for Cloud-ready IoT Devices

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HoriZone RA development kit: Energy Efficient Security for Cloud-ready IoT Devices

Technology solutions provider Avnet Silica has announced that it has launched its HoriZone RA development kit to enable proof-of-concept designs for edge-to-cloud Internet of Things (IoT) applications that require secure communications.

The kit is designed to enable ‘proof-of-concept’ for edge-to-cloud Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring secure communications. Powered by a Renesas RA Family microcontroller, optimized for secure IoT endpoints and edge devices, the easy-to-use kit delivers superior security features for Resource Constrained Embedded Systems (RCES) connected to Avnet´s IOTConnect Cloud Platform based Microsoft Azure cloud. As a multi-sensor solution, the Avnet development kit is scalable and provides an ideal path from proof-of-concept, to project, through to deployment, including all the required building blocks. The kit includes sensors for humidity, temperature, ambient light, air quality and air pressure, plus microphone, digital accelerometer, digital gyroscope, and inductive proximity sensor for positioning information. The board integrates several components from Renesas, including the RA RA6M3 microcontroller, which is suitable for IoT applications that require TFT, Ethernet, security, large embedded RAM, and USB High Speed (HS). Also included are the ISL88014 voltage supervisor and ISL80102 synchronous boost converter for power management. Out of the box, engineers can start developing IoT endpoint and edge devices for a range of applications, including industrial and building automation, metering, healthcare, and home appliances.HoriZone RA development kit

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Avnet Silica

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