Murata Americas today announced that its Type 1DX Wi-Fi module, based on the Cypress 4343W chipset, has been incorporated into Future Electronics’ recently launched Nebula IoT Development Kit. The board was designed for novices and expert developers looking to explore the vast opportunities in IoT applications such as asset tracking, energy management, fitness, lighting controls, HVAC, portable controls, security and building automation.
The kit is an IoT cloud-ready board that allows developers to quickly prototype and deploy their IoT ecosystems. Wireless connectivity is supported by the Murata 1DX module, which is powered by the Cypress CYW4343W Wi-Fi and BT/BLE combo SoC. The SoC includes a 2.4 GHz WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n baseband/radio and Bluetooth 4.2 support. In addition, it integrates a high-performance power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA) for best-in-class receiver sensitivity, and an internal transmit/receive (iTR) RF switch to reduce the overall solution cost and 1DX module size.
The Nebula board supports applications development through the Cypress WICED® (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) Studio development platform.
It is also equipped with four interfaces to access the STM32F429 peripherals that enable developers to create any IoT application: ArduinoTM compatible shield, mikroBUSTM socket, PmodTM Connector/Interface and USB. In addition, the kit employs easy hardware expandability through a large number of standardized add-on boards. Each one focuses on a different application such as motor control and environmental sensors, including the wireless connectivity to enable IoT development.
“Murata’s 1DX Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module on the Nebula board exemplifies the innovation that differentiates our company. This certified solution is designed to fit into small spaces and uses minimal external circuity. The end result allows engineers to overcome design challenges and launch the products that make IoT a reality,” stated Ghouse Mohiuddin, Business Development Manager.
Kits are available for $99 through Future Electronics and can be ordered at: .
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com