C027 mbed enabled Internet of Things kit

C027 mbed enabled Internet of Things kit
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Since Prime Minister Modi launched the Digital India program to enable rapid adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, there is a growing demand for smart IoT devices for various applications.

One of the key IoT applications for the Indian market is the development of smart cities. A report by IT industry body Nasscom and Accenture states that the country’s population in towns and cities will rise to 600 M by 2031, and therefore infrastructure in these zones will need to keep pace with growing requirements. Another crucial application is vehicle tracking, in particular fleet management. With a total road length of over 4.5 M km, the Indian road network is the second largest road network after the USA. According to the National Highways Authority, about 65% of freight traffic is carried by the roads. This has lead to road transport emerging as the dominant segment in India’s transportation sector with a share of 5.4 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

To help engineers prototype tailored IoT applications for smart cities and vehicle tracking, ublox and ARM have developed the C027 ARM mbed-enabled “Internet of Things” starter kit. The application board has both a MAXM8Q GPS/GNSS receiver and a LISA UMTS/CDMA or SARA GSM cellular module for wireless connectivity, enabling straightforward development of locationaware and global
communicating applications. Powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit processor with cost-free access to the resources of the ARM mbed development platform, the u-blox C027 IoT starter kit is compatible with a standardbased form factor with expansion board options. It also comes in compact 53.325 x 96.525 mm size and is available in different variants depending on the customer’s needs.

 

Source: Electronics for You

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