New Product – LinkIt™ ONE Hardware Development Kit for Wearables and Internet of Things

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LinkIt™ ONE is the Ultimate Wireless Developer Board for makers and developers to prototype the next wearable and IoT product stars based on MediaTek chipsets

To make Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) hardware technology accessible and device development a breeze, Seeed Studio has released LinkIt™ ONE, the first development board for the MediaTek LinkIt Development Platform which makes the prototyping of wearable and IoT devices easy and cost-efficient.

In the era of Wearables and IoT, much of the innovation will come from creative and driven pioneers in the developer and maker community. Their creativity needs a robust yet flexible development platform and this need is fulfilled by the LinkIt Development Platform. The LinkIt ONE development board provides the hardware component of that platform. A co-design product by Seeed Studio and MediaTek, LinkIt ONE benefits from Seeed’s knowledge in open hardware and MediaTek’s industry leading reference designs for the Wearable and IoT market.

The LinkIt ONE development board is one of the most feature-rich development boards on the market. It is based on MediaTek Aster (MT2502), the world’s smallest commercial SoC for Wearables, and integrates GSM, GPRS, Bluetooth EDR/BLE, Wi-Fi, GPS, SD Card, and MP3/AAC/AMR Audio features.

To support rapid hardware prototyping, LinkIt ONE provides similar pin-out to the popular Arduino boards. This includes 4-pin Grove standard plug-and-play peripheral interfaces offering support for more than 120 modules, making it easy to build sophisticated prototypes by combining a wide range of sensors and peripherals with LinkIt ONE.

Key LinkIt ONE Features:

  • All-in-one development board, including ARM7 EJ-STM, GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (EDR/BLE), GPS, microSD Card Slot and Audio out
  • Pin-out similar to Arduino UNO, including Digital I/O, Analog Input, PWM, I2C, SPI, UART, Li-Battery power supply and 4-Pin Grove Standard Interfaces
  • Open source LinkIt Hardware Board Reference Design, including schematic, layouts, and pin details , enabling developers to create their own projects using Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCBA Service.

“At the heart of LinkIt ONE is MediaTek Aster, a highly-integrated system-on-chip design which gives designers access to the full range of communication and location acquisition features available in a single board”, says Marc Naddell, Vice President of MediaTek Labs at MediaTek. “This simple, all-in-one package will allow anyone from hobbyists to professional makers and designers to easily create high performance and low power consumption Wearables and IoT devices.”

“MediaTek has very competitive solution for computation and communication, while makers still use traditional industrial components for new connected objects. With LinkIt ONE, we are excited to help Makers bring prototypes to market faster and more easily,” says Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed Studio.

Other tools that developers need are supplied by MediaTek Labs, a central hub for developer offerings, including software development kits (SDKs), technical documentation as well as technical and business support. LinkIt software development is supported by a Developer’s Guide and comprehensive API References. And when makers, device manufacturers, students, DIY hobbyists, programmers, engineers, and developers have used these tools to turn their innovative ideas into practical prototypes, the LinkIt Hardware Board Reference Design enables them to make their products a reality with the Seeed productization and agile manufacturing service.

Makers and developers can download the LinkIt SDK (for Arduino) by registering at MediaTek Labs, http://labs.mediatek.com, and order the LinkIt ONE HDK from Seeed Studio at http://www.seeedstudio.com/linkitone .

About Seeed Studio

Seeed is a hardware innovation platform to help makers grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scales, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also teams up with incubators, China tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to help Maker startups grow exponentially. For more information, please visit www.seeedstudio.com.

Updated – Fusion PCB Jetpack!

1. PCBA Embeds

Fusion PCB integrate Assembly process! More than 240+ commonly used components you can choose to be assembled!

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2. History

Wanna remake the same board?  Here comes Reorder function in your order history.

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We hear you

How do you think of Fusion PCB new version? We would like to hear your opinions to improve the service we bring to you! Feel free to post pictures and comments on us!

  • Twitter: @seeedfusionpcb
  • Email: Pcb at seeedstudio dot com 

 

 

Discount – Get Crazyflie @Massdrop

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Get your discounted crazyflie @massdrop:

If you ever wanted to build a development kit with the power of flight, now’s your chance. An open source kit designed for flexible development and hacking, the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Kit 10-DOF w/ Radio comes with all the parts you need to construct your own aircraft weighing only 0.67 oz and measuring 3.54” motor to motor. To see the copter in action, scroll on down to embedded video just before the Specs section. 

New Product – Grove starter kit plus for Intel Galileo Gen 1 & Gen 2

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Grove Starter Kit Plus – Intel® IoT Edition is a starter kit for IoT developer, it is also a complete hardware & software solution to help you explore the IoT space and create innovative projects. There are two kits which support Intel Galileo Gen 1 or 2.

Updated – 300pcs LinkIt ONE will be in stock on Sep 22th

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Featured product

LinkIt ONE is built to offer similar pin-out to the popular Arduino boards ,4-pin grove interfaces and peripheral interfaces, making it easy to add sensors, peripherals, and Arduino Shields to LinkIt ONE and create fully featured wearable and IoT device prototypes. Here you can reach some widgets to have comprehensive understanding of this platform, and we will develop more one after another.

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Upcoming – Seeeduino Cloud #IoT #OpenWRT

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Are you ready to get connected! Seeeduino Cloud is coming!

Seeeduino Cloud is a board based on Dragino WiFi IoT module HE and ATmega32u4. HE is a high performance, low cost 150M, 2.4G WiFi module which means “core” in Chinese and with an Open Source OpenWrt system inside. Seeeduino Cloud is also an Arduino compatible board, 100% compatible to grove, shield and IDEs(>=1.5.3). Except for the normal interface of Arduino, Seeeduino Cloud has built-in Ethernet and WiFi support, a USB-A port which makes it very suitable for those prototype design that need network connection and mass storage. It is also a good idea to make Seeeduino Cloud to be an IoT gateway.

 

We prepared tutorials for you to get started, Checkout the tutorial here.

In Stock – Flexible 16×16 RGB LED Matrix

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16×16 RGB LED Matrix w/ WS2812B – DC 5V

Wanna do some electronic fashion project? This Led matrix will be the best one to get started. Being bright flexible and programmable, you can use an Arduino to control it directly.

Each of the led is addressable, meaning you can make any figure on this: display super mario, act iron man or play chess on it! The most important is: wear on it!

In Stock – LinkIt ONE for #Wearable and #IoT

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The LinkIt ONE development board is an open source, high performance board for prototyping Wearables and IoT devices.

It’s based on the world’s leading SoC for Wearables, MediaTek Aster (MT2502) combined with high performance Wi-Fi (MT5931) and GPS (MT3332) chipsets to provide you with access to all the features of MediaTek LinkIt. It also provides similar pin-out features to Arduino boards, making it easy for you to connect to various sensors, peripherals, and Arduino shields.

It’s back in stock, we are trying our best to produce this product, if it’s out of stock again, you can visit nkcelectronics(US) to buy it from our distributors.

First Impression by jpa: DSO Touch

Jpa shared his review of DSO Qua, from owner’s perspective

Overall, I think this will be fine as a DSO Nano upgrade. It brings it to a usable range for some small debug work and as a beginner scope. The aluminum case is very good looking, the user interface is ok, and the probes seem to be good also. Two channels and a wave out is also enough for most purposes. I hope the pricing stays in the sub-100 USD range of the DSO Nano.