Development solution brings real-time IoT sensor data securely into Microsoft Azure cloud

05-11-2020 | Avnet | Design & Manufacture

Avnet Silica has launched the HoriZone RA development kit, which is designed to enable ‘proof-of-concept’ for edge-to-cloud IoT applications needing secure communications. Powered by Renesas Advanced microcontrollers for secure IoT endpoints and edge devices, the simple-to-use kit provides superior security features for Resource Constrained Embedded Systems connected to the company's IoT Connect Cloud Platform based on Microsoft Azure cloud.


The turnkey multi-sensor solution is highly scalable, offering a seamless path from proof-of-concept to project through to deployment, incorporating all the necessary building blocks. The kit comprises sensors for humidity, temperatures, air quality and air pressure, ambient light, plus microphone, digital accelerometer, digital gyroscope, and inductive proximity sensor for positioning information.


“Our RA Family of microcontrollers delivers on performance with all the advanced security capabilities and features needed for IoT applications,” said Roger Wendelken, senior vice president of Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “These include our Secure Crypto Engine IP with NIST’s Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program certifications, Arm TrustZone for Armv8-M, and tamper detection.”


“IoT growth has increased embedded design complexity exponentially,” said Juerg Siegenthaler, manager 3rd party management Avnet Silica. “IoT devices are complex, and with shortening project timelines, the HoriZone cloud-ready platform has all the necessary building blocks that offer designers a ready-made and highly scalable solution for developing new IoT use cases quickly.”

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