For the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables market, the WaRP7 development platform enhanced by NXP Semiconductors, addresses key challenges, including size, battery life and connectivity. The open source design and software package of WaRP7 lets you innovate without licensing restrictions. It suits a range of applications including smart home, sports and heart rate monitors and wearables.
Battery Life: it is based on the NXP i.MX 7Solo applications processor. The heterogeneous multicore architecture enables low-power modes critical for most IoT and wearable designs, but also provides the power to drive a higher-level operating system and a rich user interface.
Connectivity: it offers a variety of connectivity options enabling a range of usage models including near-field communications. The Murata-type 1DX multi-radio module offers 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1, classic and low energy.
Usability: it is flexible enough to offer all the advantages of traditional development tools and is free of licensing restrictions due to its open-source design.
Miniaturization: it is one of the smallest development systems with the size of its main CPU board of approximately 2 x 4 cm.
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