Avnet, a global technology distributor, introduced the new LSR Wireless Shield, a low-cost platform with customizable sensor and peripheral capabilities for the prototyping of wireless connected Internet of Things (IoT) products using SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi.
In support of customers’ growing need for IoT solution development and prototyping support, Avnet is also releasing a new TiWiConnect Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Reference Design, which integrates Avnet’s SmartFusion2 KickStart Development Board with the new LSR Wireless Shield, providing the ability to quickly begin prototyping a cloud-based solution utilizing the TiWiConnect IoT platform from LS Research (LSR), a Laird business.
The LSR Wireless Shield features dual wireless modules from LSR, Arduino-compatible shield and Pmod-compatible expansion connectors for maximized versatility in prototyping wireless-connected IoT products. The LSR Wireless Shield is populated with LSR’s TiWi-C-W WLAN b/g/n and SaBLE-x Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) certified wireless modules, offering ultra-low power performance for Wi-Fi and BLE that most IoT applications demand. Further, the TiWi-C-W can be quickly configured as a cloud agent providing seamless connectivity to LSR’s TiWiConnect end-to-end IoT platform, giving customers a range of cloud implementation options.
With purchase of the LSR Wireless Shield, customers also receive free developer account access to the avnet.tiwiconnect.com online portal, which features a host of IoT cloud services and tools such as device management, alerts, dashboards and mobile app to further accelerate their development effort.
The Avnet LSR Wireless Shield package consists of:
Avnet’s Arduino-compatible LSR Wireless Shield,
Quick Start Card and
Downloadable Getting Started Guide, Hardware User Guide, SmartFusion2 TiWiConnect reference design plus additional technical documentation.