Module embeds WiFi ‘Cloud-On-Chip’, 802.11 b/g/n networking solution

November 16, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
The EBVchip operation of Avnet company EBV Elektronik (Poing, Germany) and DeviceDrive, a Cloud-on-Chip company based in Oslo, Norway, are jointly introducing the latest EBVchip device IRIS, a complete 802.11 b/g/n networking solution on a chip.

The device is presented as a module hosting DeviceDrive’s WRF01 chip. The device targets applications such as smart power plugs, home automation, mesh network gateway, industrial wireless control, sensor networks, wearable electronics, WiFi location-aware devices, security ID tags and WiFi position system beacons.

 

“Because Iris enables automatic connection to the cloud and mobile apps, no network configuration is needed,” says Dr. Eckart Voskamp, EBV Director Product Innovations. “We are combining the best-in-class hardware with a very innovative software and cloud connectivity solution of our partner DeviceDrive. This makes deployment for our customers extremely easy and offers very attractive cost of connectivity and thereby completing our IoT EBVchips product family nicely.”

 

An API based on JSON through UART makes passing object parameters simple. Iris is completely worldwide certified and supports OTA (Over The Air) upgrades of module and client firmware. The shielded, small size module has an embedded on-board PCB-antenna with a gain of 2 dBi.

 

Iris also integrates an MCU for internal use, has a UART interface for simple serial connectivity and provides design capabilities for low power, which makes it very applicable for battery-operated applications.To simplify the design process, a complete mobile software development kit for multiple platforms, such as iOS and Android is also available. Furthermore, Iris offers extremely simple software-integration. A complete evaluation kit is available.

 

EBV; www.ebv.com / www.avnet.com / product page here

 

DeviceDrive; https://devicedrive.com

 

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