End-to-end Sub-1 GHz kit for easy cloud access

Farnell element14 is making available a development kit for the TI SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux Gateway based on technology from Texas Instruments (TI).

The kit provides an end-to-end tool to enable a Sub-1 GHz sensor network with an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway and cloud connectivity.

The kit contains all the components needed to create a full sensor network, including a gateway design based on the BeagleBone Black, the BeagleBone Wireless Connectivity Cape, and the TI SimpleLink dual-band CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad development kit acting as the MAC co-processor. The kit also includes an additional CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad kit acting as a long-range sensor node.

The hardware comes pre-flashed with the SimpleLink CC13x0 software development kit (SDK), including the TI-15.4 stack for Sub-1 GHz star network connectivity and the TI Processor SDK Linux. It also provides a flexible IoT cloud interface giving the user the option to connect to a number of different cloud providers and addresses the challenges that developers face with building a long-range Sub-1 GHz network with cloud connectivity.

The SimpleLink sensor-to-cloud development kit is ready to be certified for regulatory compliance and has the necessary hardware and pre-integrated software to make it easy for users.The TI 15.4 stack provides a standards-based Sub-1 GHz network that is easy to use and alleviates the complexity of linking a user’s own Sub-1 GHz wireless network to the cloud.

Neil Tyler