New development solution for industrial IoT applications

06-10-2020 | Avnet | Design & Manufacture

Avnet Silica has launched the Avnet Silica MiniPOC Kit, which is created to enable ‘Proof-of-Concept’ for edge-to-cloud IoT use cases. The easy-to-use kit is based on Renesas’ Synergy microcontrollers and the manufacturer’s leading-edge sensors and power management components.

The number of LoRaWAN use cases is rising fast, addressing key markets that use existing and new LoRa networks for deployment in smart factories and building automation, together with use in several smart healthcare, logistics and supply-chain tracking, transportation, agriculture and retail applications. The kit employs the LoRaWAN protocol, which supports low-power devices with a battery life of several years.

The kit is excellent for developing cloud-based condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and device management, which includes all the essential elements to take customer IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud. It incorporates a LoRaWAN gateway, multi-sensor monitoring through nine different sensor technologies, plus everything needed for cloud connectivity via the IoTConnect platform, incorporating the LoRaWAN network server, device management, visualisation and control, and data analytics.

"Our advanced Synergy microcontrollers, sensors and power management ICs deliver all the performance, low-power capabilities and features required for advanced IoT application development,” said Thomas Kellermann, business development manager IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit MCU Business Development at Renesas.

“This new miniPOC kit enables developers to start work on delivering proof-of-concept for their IoT use cases within minutes of opening up the box,” said Frank Hansen, VP Technical Marketing and Resources at Avnet Silica. “The combination of low-power hardware, leading-edge LoRaWAN connectivity and Avnet´s IoTConnect cloud platform offers a ready-made and highly scalable solution for customers working on innovative new IoT use cases.”

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