Avnet’s Global LTE IoT Starter Kit enables the design of cellular connected IoT edge devices that can operate in multiple countries. Powered by AT&T IoT services available through Avnet, the kit provides a complete development environment for sensor-to-cloud applications and services. To speed transition from prototyping to production, the small form-factor, fully certified development board included in the kit can also be purchased in volume quantities, accelerating IoT deployment efforts and reducing risk.
The Starter Kit features a small (79.5 mm x 30 mm) development board built around Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) M18QWG global LTE Cat-4 modem module. The M18QWG module provides cellular modem functionality plus user application code support, thus eliminating the need for an external host processor. A rich set of embedded system peripherals, controllable through the user’s application code, are easily accessible through a 60-pin expansion connector or a 2x6 peripheral module header. This enables easy system customization with application specific sensors and I/O interfaces through the addition of user created or off-the-shelf plug-in boards. The development board also includes an ambient light sensor, temperature sensor, and 3-axis accelerometer for out-of-box demonstration examples.
User application code runs directly on the M18QWG module, leveraging the OpenEmbedded software framework for Linux application development. A Software Development Kit (SDK) specific to the M18QWG module provides the necessary API calls to access hardware peripherals and system resources. Application code built with the SDK is loaded into the M18QWG module through a USB interface on the development board, eliminating the need for external proprietary JTAG cables.
Cloud application development is supported by AT&T’s M2X Data Services and Flow Designer. M2X is a cloud-based, fully managed data storage service for connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, while Flow Designer is a visual IoT application development environment designed to help IoT developers create applications faster.
- Cellular IoT Devices
- Remote Access
- Smart City
- Smart Agriculture
- Asset Tracking
- Building Automation
- Factory Automation
Featured Suppliers: AT&T, WNC, Pulse, Samtec, ST, Molex, OnSemi
Availability: December 2017
Availability by Country*: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
*More countries to be added in the future pending regulatory approval.