IoT solutions give developers mix-and-match wireless connectivity and processing options
28-09-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Subs & Systems

Mouser is stocking the comprehensive new Murata IoT Solutions for NXP i.MX Eval Platforms and Embedded Artists i.MX Platforms, ready for same-day shipment.


A collaboration of Murata, Cypress Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, and Embedded Artists, the products give IoT developers with mix-and-match wireless connectivity and processing solutions that reduce the time-to-market cycle for products varying from battery-powered IoT devices to industrial equipment and subsystems for connected cars.


Murata has partnered with Embedded Artists to integrate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into current NXP and Embedded Artists i.MX development kits. The i.MX platforms, based on Arm Cortex cores, are intended to bridge the gap between the performance of applications processors and the flexible usability of microcontrollers with no increase in costs or power consumption. The combined products pair the company's wireless modules — based on Cypress’ robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combination devices — with a wide range of best-in-class processors from the NXP i.MX series.


The platform solutions provide developers with a wide range of scalable processing platforms incorporating i.MX 6, i.MX 7 and i.MX 8 Series application processors and i.MX RT crossover processors. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity solutions from Cypress include 1×1 802.11bgn, 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, and 2×2 802.11ac, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 support.


For the NXP i.MX Platforms, the Murata uSD-M.2 Adapter connects to the MicroSD slot on the platform, which gives power and WLAN-SDIO. The adapter provides an M.2 connector, enabling application developers to connect the Embedded Artists Types 1DX, 1MW, 1LV, and 1CX M.2 EVBs, which give IEEE 802.11/b/g/n and Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.


Each hardware platform and corresponding software is validated for a streamlined experience to shorten the design cycle. With direct access to necessary software in NXP’s Linux board support package and MCUXpresso SDK plus Wi-Fi evaluation kits from NXP preferred partner Embedded Artists, the solutions support prototyping a diverse range of applications.