Floyd Lau has launched a new device over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week called the iCon. Which has been built to provide a uClinux based, credit card-sized single board computer with 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB connectivity.
To learn more about the new iCon, that offers users an endless Internet Things experience watch the promotional video created by Floyd after the jump to learn more from the boards creator.
iCon stands for Internet Connectivity and measures 8.6 x 5.4 cm in size. Its a single board computer platform designed specifically for the wireless Internet of Things (IoT) application. iCon is powered by a 120MHz Cortex-M3 processor, supported by 32 Mbyte of flash memory, and 64Mbyte of SDRAM. Its creator explains a little more about the features of the new board:
“For the wireless enthusiasts, we have equipped the iCon with a 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi module as well as a Bluetooth 4.0 module. You’ve read that right. iCon achieves true 802.11n speed. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules are CE, FCC, and Industry Canada qualified.
Furthermore, iCon comes standard with CAN bus, RS-485, and USB 2.0 ready to be connected to the real world. On the back of the iCon are two expansion connectors. Users can easily build a carrier board and implement bigger and more complicated systems.”
iCon has been designed to be a low cost wireless platform for implementing industrial control systems, wireless sensors, or smart home appliances. So if you think iCon is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help iCon become a reality.
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