Microsoft Azure-certified IoT design kit for smart systems
With its new Calypso IoT Design Kit, Würth Elektronik presents an evaluation kit with pre-installed firmware, facilitating the simple creation and evaluation of secure end-to-end IoT solutions that utilise Microsoft’s Azure IoT Central. The design kit delivers a robust hardware platform for rapid prototyping. Its FeatherWing development board combines sensors, power modules and wireless connectivity into one simple kit. They are open source and are completely compatible with the Feather form factor from Adafruit. Hardware and software have been pre-tested and verified for integration into Microsoft’s Azure IoT Central. To this end, the company has joined the Azure Certified Device program.
The design kit incorporates the FeatherWing sensor, the Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing, and Adafruit’s FeatherWing OLED and Feather M0, which works with the ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0+ processor and is provided with pre-installed firmware from the company. The kit makes it straightforward to develop IoT applications, particularly for the decentralised recording of sensor data, which are then processed using the pre-installed UX and API interface Azure IoT Central. The FeatherWing sensor precisely monitors MEMS absolute pressure, three-axis acceleration, temperature, and relative humidity sensors from the company. For instance, the kit can be employed to develop monitoring and control applications for areas such as industrial automation, the healthcare sector, smart home, smart cities, smart grids, and smart farming. The company recently showcased the last of these potential applications at exhibitions, where it presented connected vertical farming prototypes for indoor cultivation with LEDs.
“We have joined the Azure Certified Device Program to ensure that customers can swiftly implement IoT solutions using hardware and software tools that have been pre-tested and verified for integration into Azure IoT,” explains Adithya Madanahalli, IoT engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos in the business unit for Wireless Connectivity and Sensors. “This is a major contribution to our full-service approach in supporting developers in the implementation of innovative technological applications “, adds Oliver Opitz, vice president Wireless Connectivity and Sensors at Würth Elektronik eiSos.