The WaRP7 platform provides greater flexibility and rapid development for IoT variables and applications.
Set to be a game changer for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable’s market, the WaRP7 development platform enhanced by NXP Semiconductors, designed and manufactured in partnership with element14 is now available to buy. Built from the ground up to address key challenges for design engineers such as size, battery life and connectivity, the open source design and complete software package of WaRP7 allows developers to innovate without licensing restrictions, reducing time to market and moving focus to product differentiation in this rapidly growing market. The continual focus on smaller, lighter and more powerful components has expanded this market creating new opportunities for design engineers.
The rapidly growing IoT market presents new challenges and is forcing a change in the industry, pushing design and manufacturing into uncharted territory. WaRP7 is built to meet the needs of a broad range of applications including smart home, sports and heart rate monitors and wearable’s.
- Battery Life: WaRP7 is based on the NXP i.MX 7Solo applications processor. The unique 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 wide 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: WaRP7 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: This platform is one of the smallest development systems with the size of its main CPU board of approximately 2 x 4 centimetres.
WaRP7 is based on the NXP i.MX 7Solo applications processor that features an advanced implementation of the ARM Cortex-A7 core, as well as the ARM Cortex-M4 core. It comes with features such as on-board sensors, connectivity including NFC, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi, and on-board external LPDDR3 memory. It also offers rich multimedia capability with access to MIPI-DSI display port, on-board camera and audio features. It is highly integrated with on-board sensors, rechargeable battery and power circuitry.
It eases development effort for software developers with access to Linux and supports extensive UI capabilities and connectivity stacks. the platform is truly expandable with the MikroBus expansion socket opening users to over 200 compatible Click Boards.
For more information, visit www.element14.com/WaRP7.