Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), released an enhanced Wi-Go Module, a wireless accessory module for the Freescale® Freedom development platform, the FRDM-KL25Z, along with new training support.
Created by Avnet engineers, this updated wireless development board offers a number of new features including enhanced smart phone modeling and integrated cloud computing support. In support of the Wi-Go board, Avnet is offering five new capabilities videos, will be holding a SpeedWay technical seminar series in 24 locations throughout North America, and will sponsor the Avnet Wi-Go Design Challenge contest. For more information on the Wi-Go Module, visit www.em.avnet.com/Wi-Go. To see videos, visit http://bit.ly/14xDwVO. To learn more about the upcoming SpeedWay seminars, visit www.em.avnet.com/IoTSpeedWay.
As more wireless systems are linked into smart phones and cloud-based computing, we updated our wireless development platform to offer better support for these key technologies, said Jim Carver, technical director, Avnet Electronics Marketing. We ve designed the Wi-Go Module, our training videos and the upcoming SpeedWay technical seminars to offer design teams a comprehensive set of tools to design wireless systems. These seminars will give engineers a great opportunity to understand how today s wireless landscape works, and get their wireless products to market as quickly as possible.
The combination of Avnet s Wi-Go module with Freescale s freedom boards and software is the first step for a true Internet of Things wireless module that can be enabled via data fusion and context aware intelligent sensors, says Babak Taheri, vice president and general manager of Freescale s Sensor Solutions Division. Examples of Internet of Things context aware applications requiring the combination of Freescale s MPL3115 Altimeter, MAG 3110 magnetometer, Accelerometer connected by Wi-Fi include real-time location based services, remote activity monitoring, remote asset management, and multi-user applications.
The Avnet Wi-Go Module:
With an 800mA/h battery, the Avnet Wi-Go Module can be self-powered for days while facilitating portable data acquisition for the on-board sensor system. The Wi-Go Module is a companion to the Freescale Freedom development platform, featuring the Kinetis® L series microcontroller (MKL25Z128VLK4) and Avnet Getting Started Guide.