Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy creating wearable electronic projects or anything that is connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) may be interested in a new 32-bit microcontroller development board that has been created by DreamMICRO.
The eco-Inspired 32-bit microcontroller chip is called the DREAM-1 and has been specifically designed for wearable and IoT projects using minimal energy yet providing maximum speed.
“DREAM-1 is a consequence of the frustrations we had with 1) existing 32-bit microcontroller chips; and 2) implementing low-to-medium one function embedded Healthcare apps for Wearables and the Internet-of-Things.
Specifically, these Healthcare apps required 1) sophisticated security algorithms and protocols (e.g., public-key); 2) long lithium battery-life operation and small batteries; 3) complex data analysis (often real-time); 4) low peak energy and spikes (i.e, a flat EMI spectrum); and, 5) small overall product form-factor, which was inhibited by the required lithium battery size.
Using it – It comes as a stand-alone electronic circuit board module or with an extra development board, supported by a full software stack and peripheral modules (PMODs) to implement arbitrary designs i.e., circuit break-out boards.
Configuring and programming – A variety of programming languages can be used to program it (Java, Python and Ruby) via supplied libraries or natively using C. This allows you to easily blink LEDs, read/write analog values, make motors and servos move, play sounds, write data to SD cards, communicate wirelessly, etc.”
For more information on the new 32-bit microcontroller jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and make a pledge from £119 to be one of the very first to own one.