The latest IoT system-on-module (SOM) starter kits can help developers accelerate the design phase of projects, and a prime example is SensiBLE from Israeli company SensiEDGE.
SensiBLE is a customizable solution for developers seeking to design IoT products without getting involved with hardware development or production logistics. This is as a result of its ‘hardware ready’ configuration; the module includes 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer and 3-axis digital gyroscope, as well as pressure, relative humidity and temperature sensors. Also included are a microphone and an ambient light sensor, along with BLE 4.1 capabilities and a low power ARM® 32-bit Cortex®-M4 CPU with FPU. It so happens that, despite the high level functionality, this particular IoT SOM starter kit comes in one of the world’s smallest form factors at just 20- x 30-mm.
Of course, speeding the time-to-market with professional proof-of-concept is easier said than done. However, SensiBLE enables wireless connectivity without any RF experience or expertise. In addition, the kit is CE and FCC certified, while the firmware, Bluetooth stack, protocols and profiles are readily embedded, allowing developers to fast-track their design ideas into prototypes – and on to the market.