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March 04, 2013

Android Support Offered by Digi for i.MX28 Wireless Module ConnectCard

Digi International, an M2M expert, is all prepared to offer Android support for the i.MX28 wireless module ConnectCard. 

Digi provides tailored solution sets to allow devices to communicate with the application. Digi International has the largest range of wireless products in the industry and also has a cloud computing platform, tailored for devices and development services so that developers get to the markets faster.

The compact ConnectCard for i.MX28 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking options. It is an ideal solution to develop connected devices based on Freescale Semiconductor technology. The Android supported embedded i.MX28 module ConnectCard will have embedded application development kits with unique Digi software extensions assist developers in getting their product to market faster. Access to iDigi Device Cloud will help develop Android devices that are cloud-connected as well.

Larry Kraft, senior vice president of Marketing, Digi International said that customers and clients now have the facility to access Android without investing heavily in development time as well as customization. The state-of-the-art combination between the Android and iDigi Device cloud permits device makers to reduce the time needed to the market the connected devices. He also added that the ConnectCard for i.MX28 builds on the company’s collaboration with Freescale to offer customers the benefits of cloud connectivity right out of the box.

Ken Obuszewski, Freescale’s director of i.MX marketing, added that both Kinetis and Coldfire microcontroller platforms include the iDigi Connector for immediate access to the iDigi Device Cloud. He said that customers can now build cloud connected devices easily using the i.MX28 platform and enables customers to differentiate their products and compete in todays connected world.

The compact ConnectCard for i.MX28 is 51 x 35 x 3 mm in size and offers unique interface flexibility and operability. It has an integrated 32-bit ARM core which runs at up to 454 MHz and also has low-power operation with on-chip power management. It even features Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n networking option and dual Ethernet facility.

Digi Embedded Android Jumpstart Kits will be available starting in June.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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