SDK-Builder eliminates the need to use pre-built firmware binary images, but rather allows users to create custom firmware binary images on-demand tailored to their applications. This tool provides a baseline default configuration (essential wireless stack features, WPA/WPA-2 personal security and networking services) and then lets developers choose the additional software features and functionalities by selecting them on a menu. Features include host interfaces, security, provisioning methods, application layer protocols, and over-the-air firmware upgrade, using external flash and other test modes.
In addition, SDK-Builder provides developers with built-in intelligence to eliminate invalid code combinations, a real time binary file size indicator to show total memory usage, and error alerts when memory limits are exceeded.
SDK-Builder can be used with the company's family of certified Wi-Fi modules: the GS1500M is a leading-edge 802.11b/g/n module, while the GS1011M is an ultra-low power 802.11b module which is ideal for battery operated devices.
SDK-Builder is available immediately by purchasing an annual subscription license. The tool is accessible at http://sdkbuilder.gainspan.com.