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Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit With BLE And Zigbee Connectivity

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NXP Semiconductors Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit (SLN-RPK-NODE)

The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit by NXP Semiconductors was designed to take developers from an Internet of Things (IoT) idea to Proof of Concept (PoC) in a matter of minutes. 

The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit operates with the powerful Kinetis K64F Core 32-bit Microcontroller for application processing and features a Kinetis KW41Z Wireless Controller for Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), Thread, and Zigbee connectivity. 

Additional peripherals, such as Security, NTAG plus ID, a capacitive touch controller, power management, and multiple sensors are integrated into a compact, modular gateway package.

The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit simplifies the 3 phases of a typical Proof of Concept (POC) development:

  • Play: Pre-programmed applications enable the user to get up and running quickly and "Play", or get familiar with the device's capabilities right out of the box. The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit brings IoT to a new generation of innovators with example applications for wirelessly connected end nodes for consumer, commercial, and industrial markets.
  • Tinker: The Web IDE (Integrated Development Environment) features easy-to use GUI (Graphics User Interface) based programming. This allows anyone to "Tinker", or modify the device's behavior without having to learn to program in C, so no embedded coding experience is required.
  • Develop: The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit ensures a fast and easy transition from prototype to development, with automatic source code generation for NXP’s MCUXpresso, and a comprehensive set of software tools including an SDK (Software Development Kit), IDE and Configuration Tools.

Possible applications include:Consumer Electronics

  • Air Conditioning Remote Control
  • Air Conditioning/External Unit
  • In Home Display
  • Room Air Conditioning System
  • Smart Connected Appliances
  • Smart Toys
  • Smart Watches
  • Fitness
  • Home and Building Control
  • NFC Door Lock
  • Video Doorbell

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This book provides a solid, high-level overview of how devices use BLE to communicate with each other. You’ll learn useful low-cost tools for developing and testing BLE-enabled mobile apps and embedded firmware and get examples using various development platforms, including iOS and Android for app developers and embedded platforms for product designers and hardware engineers.

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  • Develop code for a simple device that transmits heart rate data to a mobile device

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