The embedded world exhibition saw Lemonbeat introduce an updated version of its Lemonbeat Device Development Kit. This offers OEMs a hardware and software platform on which to rapidly implement new IoT designs based on Lemonbeat technology and lets designers integrate multiple sensors and actuators into their end product design prototype, write application code for it and test the operation of their device.
It consists of two developer boards and a USB configuration dongle. The main board features a Silicon Laboratories microcontroller, based on an ARM Cortex-M3 core, which includes a sub-gigahertz transceiver for Lemonbeat Radio, a patented radio solution for physically connecting smart devices. The kit is supported by Lemonbeat Studio, a powerful software development environment which may be used to configure the way that devices running LsDL interact.
In the latest version of the kit, Lemonbeat has enhanced support for managing the power consumption of battery powered devices, for instance by adding operating modes such as Event Driven Devices and Wake on Radio. In addition, Lemonbeat Studio features a new plug-in for automated device testing and new application examples. The kit also benefits from enhancements offering greater stability.
Jens Reinelt, CTO at Lemonbeat, said: “Devices as diverse as light switches and bulbs, thermostats and even lawn mowers are becoming IoT nodes, forcing their designers to think about what is necessary to make their devices “smart”. They are considering questions such as “How and where should data be transferred?”, “Which security measures have to be taken into consideration?”, and “How can I make my solution future-proof?”. The Lemonbeat IoT platform provides a framework in which all of these questions can be answered, for any type of smart device. And the new development kit provides the quickest and easiest way for designers to learn about the way that devices running LsDL behave.”