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Avnet IoT partners:  Avnet Silica Smart Solution: Intel

Intel® Quark™

SE Microcontroller

The Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller brings intelligent power to the edge by combining a microcontroller with an onboard sensor subsystem to manage power consumption through programmable wake cues. It also features a pattern matching technology engine that allows it to learn and differentiate. The result is alwayssensing intelligence, bringing real time response down to the next generation of intelligent devices. The Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller includes an internal sensor hub, which manages multiple sensors, enabling it to support more peripherals. By being interoperable with other Intel® based systems, it simplifies the integration of edge products in end-to-end IoT architectures. More can be handled at the device level, reducing the need for larger gateways. The microcontroller facilitates design and reduces the bill of materials by minimizing external components required on the platform. The Intel® System Studio integrated development environment is included with all Intel® microcontrollers. This maximizes investment of time and money by reusing software to scale up or down to any Intel® processor without additional costs.

Avnet IoT partners: Intel Quark CPU


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LORA Technology Evaluation Kit – 800

The LoRa® Network Evaluation Kit makes it easy for customers to test LoRa technology, range and data rate. The full-featured gateway board includes an LCD screen, SD Card for Config Data, Ethernet connection, 868 MHz antenna, and full-band capture radios. The Gateway evaluation kit also includes two RN2483 Mote boards (Part # DM164138).

Avnet IoT partners: Microchip Board

The gateway uses a local version of the LoRaWAN network server running under Windows so it does not need an external network connection. This creates a self-contained demo network that makes testing the LoRa network quick and easy. Features:

  • Everything needed to develop a LoRaWAN Network
  • 868 MHz Evaluation Kit
  • Includes a 6-channel Gateway and two Motes
  • Local LoRaWAN Network/Application Server
  • GUI for configuration and testing (Windows, Linux and Mac OS)

Avnet IoT partners: Logo Arkessa

Connecting everything from Cities to Wearables

Imagine having technology at your fingertips that would allow you to quickly install, connect and manage almost every aspect of every product you ship, anywhere in the world. Building connectivity into your products and services will help optimise your customer experience and service. It can enable a XaaS business model with monthly recurring revenues. This is what Arkessa and its network of partners can deliver for you. Arkessa is the leading provider of managed connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT). www.arkessa.com/connect


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OPTIGA™ Trust E Evaluation Kit

Security solution for high-value goods

The OPTIGA™ Trust E Evaluation Kit is an easy way of getting started with IoT security. The OPTIGA™ Trust E is an authentication device mainly used for IP protection of accessories and spare parts. As a full turnkey solution it comes with a high-end security controller, operating system as well as a library for the main system host controller. The PC plug in board is based on a XMC4500 microcontroller and comes with software providing the user an intuitive graphical user interface. This allows users to try out the applications of the OPTIGA™ Trust E such as a one way authentication, insertion of cryptographic certificates as well as reading and writing data. The OPTIGA™ Trust E evaluation kit is a quick and easy way of getting started with IoT security. Contact your Avnet Silica account manager to get an OPTIGA™ Trust E Eval Kit.

Avnet IoT partners: Infineon

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FireFly Development Kit

Avnet IoT partners: InvenSense FireFly

To enable rapid prototyping and development of IoT applications we have created the FireFly Development Kit. The Kit is composed of three critical components. The first being the ICM-30630 with integrated sensor framework software, the second is our new development tool, SensorStudio, and lastly the Arduino Zero board. SensorStudio is our new development tool used to ease the development and programming of the FireFly platform. The simple GUI uses sensors blocks that can be arranged in elegant flow charts for developers to run and validate their program, this makes for rapid prototyping application development. InvenSense supplies our standard sensor block functions derived from our sensor framework software. Developers can also create their own custom sensor functions and verify their functionality in SensorStudio. www.invensense.com/products/fireflydevelopment-kit/



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DeepCover Embedded Security in an IoT Authenticated Sensing & Notification Reference Design

As technology is enabling more embedded devices to connect to the Internet, security emerges as a paramount feature to protect industrial equipment from counterfeiting, track product lifetime, and provide assurance that the data getting to the Internet is authentic.  The MAXREFDES143# reference design demonstrates an authenticated data chain from a trusted sensor node to a web server.

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Additionally, this authenticated data is used to initiate smart notifications to the user via the web server when it is time to change the filter (i.e. the protected sensor node) or if an unsafe filter (i.e. counterfeit sensor node) is installed. The simplicity of this design enables rapid adoption into any sensor node where system decisions will be made based on the data gathered from the sensor.  The reference design is supported by mbed libraries and the hardware is Arduino compatible, making it very easy to prototype and integrated into new designs.  The DS2465 secure processor included in the reference design provides heightened security at low overhead by offloading the SHA-256 cryptographic computations used in the authentication process.

Avnet IoT partners: NXP

i.MX 6UltraLite

Low-power, secure, ARM Cortex-A7 applications processor

The i.MX 6UltraLite from NXP is a high performance, ultra-efficient processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM® Cortex®-A7 core, which operates at speeds up to 696 MHz. The i.MX 6UltraLite applications processor includes an integrated power management module that reduces the complexity of external power supply and simplifies power sequencing. The power management implemented throughout the IC enables multimedia features and peripherals to consume minimum power in various low power modes.

Avnet IoT partners: NXP iMX6UL CPU

Each processor in this family provides various memory interfaces, including 16-bit LPDDR2, DDR3, DDR3L, raw and managed NAND flash, NOR flash, eMMC, Quad SPI and a wide range of other interfaces for connecting peripherals such as WLAN, Bluetooth™, GPS, displays and camera sensors. This efficient, cost–optimized multi-market applications processor provides new ways to address performance scalability and low power for secure smart homes and IoT applications.



Avnet IoT partners: Avnet Silica Smart Solutions: Quectel

Two New IoT/M2Moptimized Module Series

EC21 CAT-1 Series – Delivers Power-enhanced Performance and M2M-optimized Speeds

  • Module variants for America, Europe and APAC.
  • Max.10Mbps (DL)/Max.5Mbps (UL)
  • 32.0 × 29.0 × 2.4mm
  • 80-pin LCC + 64-pin LGA
  • -40C ~ +85C
  • 4.6g

EC25 CAT-4 Series – High-speed LTE Modules with 2G & 3G Fallback

  • Module variants for America, Europe and APAC.
  • Max.150Mbps (DL)/Max.50Mbps (UL)
  • 32.0 × 29.0 × 2.4mm;
  • 80-pin LCC + 64-pin LGA
  • -40C ~ +85C
  • 4.6g

Both series are fallback compatible with Quectel UMTS/HSPA+ UC20 module and multi-mode LTE EC20 module in the compact and unified form factor. For more information, please visit at: www.quectel.com


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SSDs for Industrial Markets

Avnet IoT partners: Silica M500IT SSD

Withstand Rugged Industrial Conditions with Solid State Storage Reliable Performance for Industrial Applications: From aerospace solutions and heavy robotics to remote communication installations and medical equipment, embedded applications are extremely diverse. You can get reliable performance for a variety of conditions with Micron’s industrial SSDs, which deliver high capacities and industrial temperature options in several small form factors.



Avnet IoT partners: Nordic Semisonductor

Smart Things Build Smart Businesses

The IoT––a global network of billions of things––will have a major impact on commerce. The Internet has already transformed established businesses in retail, transport and manufacturing but this will be just the start for a world where even the simplest things are smart. Semiconductor devices such as Nordic Semiconductor’s proven Bluetooth low energy single-chip solutions endow smart things with a robust bidirectional, interoperable wireless link combined with a powerful microprocessor to optimize the transmission and receipt of information. Such unrestricted information flow allows smart things to share data and analytical resources with other smart things and powerful servers in the Cloud, hugely increasing their usefulness. Smart things will form the basis of smart businesses. For example, the IoT will allow established companies to enhance the bottom line in ways that were previously impossible. An elevator company, for instance, could use smart sensors to continuously monitor the health of its units and feed the information to a server in the Cloud which would analyze he data to trigger repairs well in advance of a service disruption. Accurate information provided by smart things monitoring elevators would allow the company to streamline maintenance schedules, reduce spares inventory and safely extend the life of its equipment, lowering costs. But changing the business models of existing companies is only one part of how the IoT will disrupt commerce. The conventional Internet changed how millions of businesses generated revenues and profit but is also breathed life into a whole raft of firms that didn’t exist before its invention. The IoT will exponentially accelerate the rate of business creation.

Nordic Semiconductor is a leading vendor of Bluetooth® low energy silicon solutions including highly-integrated single-chip transceivers, development kits and reference designs. The company pioneered the ultra low power wireless sector and was a key contributor to the Bluetooth low energy specification (a hallmark element of Bluetooth 4.0/4.1/4.2). www.nordicsemi.com.


Avnet IoT partners: Avnet Silica Smart Solutions: Renesas

Renesas Synergy™ Platform

The fast-moving IoT market forces developers to re-evaluate traditional development approaches. The Renesas Synergy™ Platform, is a game changing platform that is truly complete, fully tested and qualified, systematically maintained and supported so you can start your application software development immediately at the API level without worry.  A comprehensive product that integrates software, a scalable family of microcontrollers plus all development essentials enabling you to innovate and deliver differentiated products at an accelerated rate. At its heart is the Synergy Software Package (SSP) that integrates Express Logic ThreadX® RTOS plus stacks, libraries and utilities such as NetX Duo™, USBX™, GUIX™, and FileX® with a rich application framework and drivers – all supported on feature and pin compatible 32-bit ARM Cortex®-M series MCU families. For IoT developers the benefits are clear: you can sidestep common development concerns, allowing you more time to innovate your product. www.renesassynergy.com

Avnet IoT partners: Avnet Silica Smart Solutions: Sierra Wireless

Accelerate your time to market with a range of Sierra Wireless IoT solutions

A range of IoT products available from Sierra Wireless offers customers the ability to build smart solutions that are simple scalable and secure. Sierra Wireless provide a variety of open hardware and software platforms with embedded modules that include an application processor to run your entire device. These include gateway solutions that connect the enterprise to remote workers and assets for missioncritical applications and Cloud connectivity services that can connect to global wireless networks. By addressing the fundamental building blocks that all IoT solutions employ – applications, analytics and systems; operational applications; Cloud data platform; connectivity; and connected device – and by offering solutions from the design stage, through to mass deployment, time to market can be slashed and overall system complexity reduced by partnering with Sierra Wireless.


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SX1276 mbed Component Shield

The SX1276 transceiver features the LoRa™ long range modem that provides ultra-long range spread spectrum communication and high interference immunity whilst minimising current consumption. Using Semtech’s patented LoRa™ modulation technique the SX1276 can achieve a sensitivity of over -148dBm using a low cost crystal and bill of materials. The high sensitivity combined with the integrated +20 dBm power amplifier yields industry leading link budget making it optimal for any application requiring range or robustness. LoRa™ also provides significant advantages in both blocking and selectivity over conventional modulation techniques, solving the traditional design compromise between range, interference immunity and energy consumption. The device also supports high performance (G)FSK modes for systems including WMBus, IEEE802.15.4g. The SX1276 delivers exceptional phase noise, selectivity, receiver linearity and IIP3 for significantly lower current consumption than competing devices. The SX1276 is intended for applications over a wide frequency range and is covering all available sub-GHz frequency bands (168MHz, 434MHz, 470MHz, 868MHz and 902MHz). The SX1276 really offers the possibility of two modems in one single package and complies with both ETSI and FCC regulatory requirements. developer.mbed.org/components/SX1276MB1xAS/

Avnet IoT partners:  Semtech SX1276 mbed Component Shield


Avnet IoT partners:  Silicon Labs

BGM11x Modules Simplify Wireless Development with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

Avnet IoT partners:  Silicon Labs Chip

The Silicon Labs Blue Gecko BGM111 Bluetooth® Smart module integrates the next generation wireless SoC with a complete Bluetooth Smart software stack and antenna to provide a complete, pre-certified plug-and-play Bluetooth Smart solution. It solves one of the major customer roadblocks for fast time-to-market as it integrates antenna, software and RF certifications, saving months of engineering effort and testing. The BGM111 Bluetooth® Smart module is Bluetooth 4.2 compliant and is equipped with an ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU up to 38.4 MHz microcontroller. The integrated Bluetooth® Smart Software enables up to eight simultaneous connections and is upgradable. The BGM111 Bluetooth® Smart module also convinces with its low energy consumption.



 Avnet IoT partners:  ST life argumented


SiC Power MOSFET for automotive applications

The SCTW100N65G2AG silicon carbide Power MOSFET device from STMicroelectronics has been developed using ST’s advanced and innovative 2nd generation SiC MOSFET technology. The main features of this product include remarkably low on-resistance per unit area and very good switching performance. The variation of both RDS(on) and switching losses are almost independent from junction temperature. The automotive silicon carbide Power MOSFET (650 V, 100 A, 22 mOhm), in a HIP247™ package, offers a tight variation of on-resistance vs. temperature and a very high operating temperature capability (Tj = 200 °C). Designed for automotive applications, the SCTW100N65G2AG can be used in traction for inverters and DC-DC converters applications.

ST Life augumented SCTW100N65G2AG

Avnet IoT partners:  TD next


A high-end module for a faster and easier geolocation

Avnet IoT partners:  TD Next 1205

TD next’s TD1205 devices are high performance, low current SIGFOX™ gateways, RF transceiver and GPS receiver with integrated antennas. The combination of a powerful radio transceiver, a state-of-the-art ARM Cortex-M3 baseband processor and a high-efficiency GPS receiver achieves extremely high performance while maintaining ultra-low active and standby current consumption. The TD1205 device offers an outstanding RF sensitivity of –126 dBm while providing an exceptional power radiated from integrated antenna of up to +14 dBm. The TD1205’s versatility provides the gateway function from a local Narrow Band ISM network to the long-distance Ultra Narrow Band SIGFOX™ network at no additional cost. The fully integrated on-board GPS receiver combines outstanding sensitivity with ultra low power which allows you to achieve excellent accuracy and Time-To-First-Fix performance.



 Avnet IoT partners: Windows 10 IoT

Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT

Enterprise offers embedded developers an operating system with all the performance, familiarity and security their customers expect
The Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system is a full version of Windows 10 that powers a range of industrial devices, offering the ability to perform specialized functions reliably, securely and efficiently to meet mission-critical demands. IoT Enterprise runs on 32-bit and 64-bit x86 chipsets with support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps as well as Classic Windows applications. The ability to use one toolset, on a common application platform and a single deployment, management, and servicing system allows customers to easily integrate Windows 10 IoT into their existing environment. Furthermore, enterprise-grade security ensures the device, in addition to any data that the device collects and manages, is protected from the next generation of threats. A secure connection to the network and the guarantee that only certified apps will run on the device, prevents unauthorized access and provides advanced malware threat resistance. More Information: msembedded.biz

Avnet IoT partners:  Windows Azure

Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure offers enterprise customers, developers and IT professionals, and small independent customers an intuitive and secure cloud infrastructure

Azure offers a route to cloud computing that enterprises can adopt with confidence. It is built on the same technologies as other Windows products, meaning that the move between virtual applications and the cloud is seamless. Azure’s integrated tools, unified services, and proven solutions help you build enterprise, mobile, web, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, for almost any platform or device. Microsoft draws on its experience of building enterprise software and running some of the world’s largest online services, to create a robust set of security technologies and practices. These help ensure that Azure infrastructure is resilient to attack, safeguards user access to the Azure environment, and helps keep customer data secure. Microsoft Azure provides a unique cloud strategy spanning private cloud, public cloud (IaaS and PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), granting users innovative storage offerings with global datacenters.



Texas Instruments

Sub-1 GHz CC1310

Wireless microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad™ development kit

Avnet IoT partners: Texas Instriments LaunchPad CC1310

The SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad™ development kit is the first LaunchPad kit with a Sub-1 GHz radio, which offers long-range connectivity, combined with a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor on a single chip. The CC1310 device is a wireless MCU targeting low-power, long-range wireless applications. The CC1310 wireless MCU contains a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor that runs at 48 MHz as the main processor and a rich peripheral feature set that includes a unique ultra-low power sensor controller. This sensor controller is ideal for interfacing external sensors and for collecting analog and digital data autonomously while the rest of the system is in sleep mode. www.ti.com/tool/launchxl-cc1310

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MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit

Avnet IoT partners: Microzed Board TN2_0124

The Avnet MicroZed™ Industrial IoT Starter Kit supports designers’ edge-to-cloud development of Internet-connected solutions and includes all the necessary building blocks for developing a productionready, IoT-enabled, industrial processing system. The platform is based on Avnet’s MicroZed™ System-on-Module (SoM) with Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and pluggable sensor solutions from Maxim Integrated and STMicroelectronics. The kit integrates the IBM Watson IoT agent on top of a custom-configured, certified image of the Wind River® Pulsar™ Linux operating system. The provided out-of-box example design uses a standard MQTT messaging protocol to communicate with Watson IoT, which enables registered, secure connection to additional cloud services and applications, including the IBM Bluemix® portfolio. Bluemix® provides a rich palette of composable services to enhance IoT solutions with cognitive capabilities rapidly.  www.avnet-silica.com/xilinx-IIOT-starterkit