Imagination Technologies has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds to launch the Creator Ci40 development kit that can be used to quickly build a wireless IoT system. The company says it is a complete IoT kit that includes all the hardware, software, and cloud infrastructure needed to quickly build a wireless IoT system for connecting devices between each other and to the cloud.
The Creator Ci4o IoT kit, an ultimate ‘IoT-in-a-box’ development kit, includes not only the hardware building blocks needed to quickly prototype a wireless IoT system from scratch but most importantly the open source software frameworks, the network stacks and the cloud connectivity capabilities required to securely connect and authenticate devices to the cloud.
The kit includes the following:
• The Creator Ci40 development board with a 550 MHz dual-core, dual-threaded MIPS CPU running OpenWrt (802.11ac 2×2, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.15.4, fast Ethernet)
• Two battery-powered MikroElektronika Clicker boards featuring a dedicated 6LoWPAN chip and the mikroBUS socket for adding sensors
• Three MikroElektronika Click boards for measuring temperature, detecting motion, and controlling a relay