It was great news at electronica 2016, when Eckart Voskamp, EBV Director Product Innovation, announced a new solution of the EBVchips program during the press conference. IRIS targets various applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).
For a couple of years already, as the leading EMEA semiconductor distribution specialist EBV differentiates from the competition and created a business idea with the so-called EBVchips program. Since then a series of solutions have been developed in cooperation with manufacturing suppliers and partners tailored to specific customer requirements. The EBVchips program is not just limited to chips. It includes integrated circuits, modules, boards, discrete semiconductors and hardware & software solutions.
As the electronics landscape is constantly changing, new solutions will be introduced to market as well. So we did last week during the electronica 2016 trade fair in Munich. The world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications built a perfect framework for the announcement of the new EBVchips IRIS, which is a complete 802.11 b/g/n networking solution on a chip. The device was developed together with the Oslo based Cloud-On-Chip innovator DeviceDrive, and with regard to connectivity fits perfectly in times when the Internet of Things is continuously evolving.
IRIS offers a complete certified WiFi module and enables automatic connection to the cloud and mobile app without network programming. Best-in-class hardware is combined with innovative software and cloud connectivity solution of DeviceDrive. Because IRIS provides design capabilities for low power, it is very attractive for battery-operated applications such as wearable electronics, sensor networks or WiFi position system beacons. Further applications are home automation, mesh network gateways, industrial wireless control and security ID tags.
IRIS comes with a JSON through UART application programming interface (API) that makes passing object parameters simple. Module and client firmware can be upgraded Over the Air (OTA), which always ensures up-to-dateness of the software. The small size module is highly suitable for the IoT market as internet enabler for sensors and embeds an on-board PCB-antenna with a gain of 2 dBi.
“We are extremely happy to be part of the selective EBVchip program to bring our innovative chip-on-board solution to the market,” commented Per-Morten Brun, CEO of DeviceDrive.