An IoT ‘starter kit’ from Arrow and Amazon Web Services

October 13, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Arrow Electronics, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Amazon has disclosed its DragonBoard 410c “Internet of Things” (IoT) Starter Kit, which is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and bundled with Amazon’s IoT Software Development Kit (SDK).

With infrastructure support by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the DragonBoard IoT Starter Kit includes the tools a developer or maker would need to start up an IoT application - in minutes, its designers claim. Amazon selected Arrow to support its new SDK and provide IoT products with AWS support to the developer community. Arrow, which has a dedicated effort in IoT adoption, says that it, “Wanted to provide developers and makers with a low-cost, high-performance way to build IoT solutions.”

The DragonBoard IoT Starter Kit is based on the DragonBoard 410c (pictured), a low-cost, high-performance Arrow-built development board that features the 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor. Based on Linaro’s open-source 96Boards specification, the DragonBoard offers advanced processing power, WLAN, Bluetooth, and GPS—all in a board the size of a credit card.

The DragonBoard 410c IoT Starter Kit will be available for purchase on both Amazon.com and Arrow.com in November 2015.

Arrow Electronics; www.arrow.com and www.arroweurope.com/about-arrow/locations