Today, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), released an enhanced Wi-Go Module, a wireless accessory module for the Freescale® Freedom development platform, the FRDM-KL25Z, along with new training support.
Created by Avnet engineers, this updated wireless development board offers a number of new features including enhanced smart phone modeling and integrated cloud computing support. In support of the Wi-Go board, Avnet is offering five new capabilities videos, will be holding a SpeedWay™ technical seminar series in 24 locations throughout North America, and will sponsor the “Avnet Wi-Go Design Challenge” contest. For more information on the Wi-Go Module, visit www.em.avnet.com/Wi-Go. To see videos, visit http://bit.ly/14xDwVO. To learn more about the upcoming SpeedWay seminars, visit www.em.avnet.com/IoTSpeedWay.
“As more wireless systems are linked into smart phones and cloud-based computing, we updated our wireless development platform to offer better support for these key technologies,” said Jim Carver, technical director, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “We’ve designed the Wi-Go Module, our training videos and the upcoming SpeedWay™ technical seminars to offer design teams a comprehensive set of tools to design wireless systems. These seminars will give engineers a great opportunity to understand how today’s wireless landscape works, and get their wireless products to market as quickly as possible.”“The combination of Avnet’s Wi-Go module with Freescale’s freedom boards and software is the first step for a true Internet of Things wireless module that can be enabled via data fusion and context aware intelligent sensors,” says Babak Taheri, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Sensor Solutions Division. “Examples of Internet of Things context aware applications requiring the combination of Freescale’s MPL3115 Altimeter, MAG 3110 magnetometer, Accelerometer connected by Wi-Fi include real-time location based services, remote activity monitoring, remote asset management, and multi-user applications.”