Imagination Makes IoT Accessible through Creator Development Kit

Creator-Ci40-pressImagination Technologies is introducing a new development kit that has been designed from the ground-up for IoT applications. It is called Creator Ci40 and includes all the optimized hardware and open source software required for next-generation connected projects.

Creator Ci40 is a modular system that is easy to assemble and even easier to code. Developers can use it to prototype the hardware needed for an IoT application in five easy steps: https://youtu.be/8DpZlxtOIJQ

The company is launching Creator Ci40 through a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise 20,000. Pricing for the kit is set at 80, with a 10 discount for the first 200 backers. More details on the campaign, including videos and images can be accessed on our Kickstarter page: www.imgtec.com/creator/kickstarter

The new Creator comes in a compact box with everything needed to build the next wireless IoT application including:

  • Hardware
    • A high-performance, low-power microcomputer acting as an IoT hub and featuring a new MIPS-based chip optimized for IoT applications; the microcomputer can run a number of Linux-based operating system, including OpenWrt, Debian as well as Brillo from Google
    • Two battery-powered 6LoWPAN Clicker expansion boards with a mikroBUS socket for adding sensors
    • Three Click companion boards a temperature sensor, a motion sensor and a relay switch (with hundreds more available from MikroElektronika)
  • Software
    • FlowCloud: a complete cloud platform for connecting devices to the internet, enabling easy product registration and updates as well as access to partner-enabled services
    • Open source software frameworks, network stacks and cloud connectivity

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