Premier Farnell today launch tinyTILE, an Intel Curie module based board that has been created in partnership with Intel. tinyTILE is the latest development to come from a successful partnership between Intel and Premier Farnell. This new board has been specifically designed for use in wearable and IoT designs for consumer and industrial edge products.
tinyTILE is a new low power board offering features that are ideal for “always-on” applications, such as social media, sports and fitness activities, as it enables quick and easy identification of action and motions. The module is packaged into a very small form factor measuring approx. 35 x 26mm and runs a software platform created specifically for the Intel® Curie™ module. As such, tinyTILE can be programmed using either the Arduino IDE*, Intel’s own software – Intel Curie Open Developer Kit (ODK), or Anaren Atmosphere* – a cloud-based ecosystem that offers a complete end-to-end IoT solution. Each of these environments provide unlimited development possibilities with the tinyTILE.
With a general trend in emerging technologies for ever smaller design envelopes, developers are facing the challenge of increasing features and functionality whilst reducing product weight and size. Thanks to its compact design, tinyTILE is the ideal solution for applications where space is limited and is the perfect board to develop wearable and IoT products. Key features of this new board include: compute functionality, motion sensors, Bluetooth® connectivity, pattern matching capabilities for optimized analysis of sensor data and battery charging capabilities.
James Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Maker & Innovator Group said, “At Intel, we are excited about tinyTILE for two main reasons. First, it is a great development board that provides access to the full potential of the Intel Curie module in a small, mobile-friendly form factor that can easily be integrated into products. Additionally, tinyTILE can be modified by the custom design services from Premier Farnell to enable highly optimized solutions.”
tinyTILE has already had its first success with the start-up company Jagger & Lewis, who are dedicated to enhancing wellness in households globally. Jagger & Lewis have developed a ‘connected collar’ designed to improve the quality of life for our canine companions through a better understanding of their activity – yes, a waggy tail does mean happiness!
Richard Curtin, Director of Strategic Alliances at Premier Farnell said, “We are incredibly proud to be working with Jagger & Lewis. As a start up, they have put boundless energy, imagination and creativity into developing the connected collar. With a clear passion, they have fused well-being and technology together and we are excited to see the effect with man’s best friend”.
This project has been incredibly successful and Jagger & Lewis have already opened their order book.
tinyTILE gives developers entry level access to begin developing IoT and wearables products at a lower cost, opening out the possibilities for future developments. tinyTILE has only been made possible thanks to the strong partnership with Intel with Premier Farnell being the sole manufacturer.