Digi Brings ConnectCore 8X Development Kits to Support IoT innovation


ConnectCore 8X development kits will help engineers, corporate technologists and students get hands-on experience in integrating connectivity into their IoT solutions and applications.

Leading worldwide IoT solutions provider Digi International will showcase its ConnectCore 8X system-on-modules (SOMs) and single board computers (SBCs), and the Digi XBee3 series of modules and modems at Embedded World 2019.

Embedded World 2019 will take place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from February 26-28.

At the event, Digi will also introduce ConnectCore 8X development kits, which are designed to provide hardware and software engineers, corporate technologists, and even educators and students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in integrating connectivity into their IoT solutions and applications.

Digi’s extremely small, Digi SMTplus form factor ConnectCore 8X SOM and SBC utilize the NXP i.MX 8X family based on ARM Cortex-A35 and Cortex-M4F cores. Designed for ultimate reliability and design freedom, the ConnectCore 8X offers 2X2 MIMO 802.11ac + Bluetooth Smart connectivity, graphics, video, image processing, audio/voice capabilities, as well as Digi TrustFence security for advanced IoT applications for highly regulated sectors including medical/healthcare, transportation, building automation, advanced HMI, and industrial.

Digi to support IoT innovation at the network edge

The Digi XBee3 series of smart edge RF modules and cellular modems are highly integrated, compact and designed to support IoT innovation at the network edge.

With a modular approach to IoT connectivity, the Digi XBee3 series enables the integration of new functions with MicroPython programmability, dual-mode radios and the ability to upgrade firmware over-the-air (OTA). These functionalities enable wireless design flexibility, cost-effective integration and easily added custom business logic at the network edge. The result is innovative IoT solutions that can be more quickly developed, prototyped and mass-produced.

“So much of the IoT industry is centered around embedded technology and Embedded World is the foremost venue to highlight what Digi International brings to the space,” said Mike Ueland, President, IoT Products and Services, Digi International.

He added, “We’re excited to highlight several use cases for our IoT product offering as we use Embedded World as the launching pad for our ConnectCore 8X, as we did with the Digi XBee3 series at last year’s event, which has seen a hugely positive response from the industry.”

At the event, Digi will also host demonstrations and educational sessions that will illustrate the latest in embedded technology and its capabilities.