Imagination offers FlowCloud M2M platform to hobbyists
Imagination Technologies is making its FlowCloud M2M (machine-to-machine) platform technology available to hobbyists and students on third-party development boards with its MIPS CPUs across a range of operating systems.
The first board with FlowCloud internet access support is the chipKIT WiFire from Digilent.
The Arduino compatible chipKIT WiFire board is a development platform that uses Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32MZ microcontroller with a MIPS microAptiv CPU, giving users an MCU solution for IoT deployment.
Imagination and partners will deploy FlowCloud support for other MIPS-based Android/Linux development boards in the near future.
“FlowCloud is proven and mature, having already deployed in volume. The new work we are doing with low-cost MIPS-based development boards extends the FlowCloud ecosystem and makes the platform far more accessible to developers,” said Tony King-Smith, executive v-p marketing, Imagination.
Based on Microchip Technology’s MIPS-based 32-bit PIC32 MCUs, the chipKIT development boards are designed to get projects up and running in minimum time.
“Most chipKIT platforms are hardware compatible with many existing Arduino shields, and existing code examples and reference materials are easily migrated,” said the company.
The chipKIT WiFire is only available through Digilent.