Open Standard LPWAN development environment offered for free
Cambridge, UK – October 7, 2015 – The Weightless SIG today announced the launch of a complete Weightless-N development environment for low power wide area network connectivity in IoT projects. The development kits include a desktop base station with the same functionality as a commercial grade base station packaged in a non-ruggedised casing, a base station antenna, an end product module mounted on a development carrier board with external connections, a module antenna and a complete set of cabling. The SDK incorporates an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU with 128KB of flash memory. The kit also includes supporting software tools, Simplicity Studio and a GNU C Compiler (GCC), together with a complete user guide.
Weightless CEO, William Webb, commented “Designers have been keenly anticipating the launch of the Weightless SDK – that wait is now over” adding “We’re keen to see LPWAN projects commence rapidly so to celebrate the launch we’re making it easy to engage with Weightless technology by offering a limited number of kits available for free.”
Nwave Technologies is making the development kit available at cost and the Weightless SIG is paying this cost making SDKs free to developers. A refund of the membership fee is also being offered by the Weightless SIG to Associate Members that submit product for certification.
Yury Birchenko, CEO of Nwave Technologies, commented “We’re very excited to offer developers the opportunity to start designing their next IoT product immediately; working with the Weightless SIG to make the SDK free of charge is completely aligned with that goal” adding “We are engaging right now with a significant, diverse and global community of developers who have eagerly awaited the launch of a Weightless development environment”.
Weightless SIG Members get access to all of the open standard specifications, the test specifications, the test and certification programme and the right to sell product using the technology on a royalty free basis.
Weightless technologies offer unique open standard access to IoT connectivity IP with substantive competitive advantage over alternative proprietary LPWAN technologies.
More technical details of the SDK and information about the offer can be found on the Weightless SIG’s website.