Newark element14 Starts a RIoT The ‘Revolutionizing the Internet of Things’ Board to cause waves in Android Development Kit Space

Feb. 6, 2014 – CHICAGO – Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, is today exclusively launching an open source, single board platform Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board.  The RIoT board has been designed to run Android operating systems efficiently and features a high processing performance/low-power consumption processor with a broad range of peripherals and display capabilities, making it perfectly suited as a hub for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The board is ideal for Android and Linux development and is based on the Freescale® i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM® Cortex®-A9 architecture.  Priced at $74 the RIoTboard is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in APAC.

David Shen, Chief Technology Officer at Newark element14 said, “The RIoT board has been designed for and supported by a community of design engineers and application developers. The hardware design has an optimized form factor, utilizes one of the latest high performance multimedia processors and has been optimized for low power consumption. Addressing these key design challenges up front will reduce development time and time to market.”

The RIoT board is the latest in our ever-expanding range of solutions offering everything from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles.”

Reducing system cost, board size and complexity with low power, the BOM-optimized platform includes:

  • The Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor based on ARM® Cortex®-A9 Core® architecture at speeds up to 1 GHz
  • The Freescale Kinetis® K20 MCU
  • The Freescale MMPF0100Power Management Integrated Chip
  • 1GByte of 32-bit wide DDR3 @ 800MHz
  • 4GB eMMC

The RIoT board platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 OTG High Speed and 4 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0 Hosts, LVDS, HDMI and Parallel RGB interfaces, micro TF and SD card interfaces, analog headphone/microphone jacks, camera interface, serial ports, JTAG and boot configuration interfaces.

Key applications for the board will include:

  • Vertical/Industrial/Educational Tablets
  • Smart Home Appliances
  • Medical – Patient Monitoring and telehealth
  • Factory Automation and HMI
  • Digital Signage
  • Point of Sale equipment
  • IP Phones, Scanners and Smart Metering

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About Newark element14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Newark element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start. Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America.  


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