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Digi launches compact wireless module for developing connected portable devices

Posted by Jeremy CowanNovember 16, 2012

Electronica, Messe Munich, Germany – Digi International has launched a compact wireless system-on-module for developing connected devices based on Freescale technology.

The ConnectCard™ for i.MX28 module’s small form factor and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking options are designed for developing portable medical devices and other products in energy, transportation, industrial or building automation. Through the iDigi® Device Cloud™, developers will have immediate access to an applications development platform and device management functionality.

“The ConnectCard i.MX28 provides the performance and flexibility of a system-on-module, but in an ultra-small form factor,” said Larry Kraft (pictured), senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “This makes it an ideal solution for developing smaller, portable devices in medical, building automation and similar applications. Customers can develop and maintain their connected devices easily using the iDigi® Device Cloud.”

At 51 x 35 x 3 mm in size, the ConnectCard for i.MX28 is small enough for the most compact designs. The module is said by its makers to offer easy design integration, low-power operation and unique interface flexibility. It features an integrated 32-bit ARM core running at up to 454 MHz, on-chip power management, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual Ethernet and 802.11 a/b/g/n networking options.

ConnectCard modules incorporate the iDigi Connector for immediate access to the iDigi Device Cloud. The iDigi Device Cloud provides the infrastructure required to access, control, configure and upgrade unlimited numbers of devices securely over the internet. Its secure and scalable platform reportedly meets the highest reliability standards.

Digi JumpStart Kits for Digi Embedded Linux provide a complete turnkey embedded development solution and will be available in January 2013. Digi will support an Android version following the Linux release, as well as iDigi support for other i.MX processor and module platforms.

Digi International is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides a broad range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices, and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. www.digi.com

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