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Extension board from Atmel targets IoT, wearables designs

Posted: 27 Feb 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Atmel? wearable? IoT? extension board? ARM?

Atmel Corp. has unleashed an extension board for its Xplained platform that flaunts a Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9-axis absolute orientation sensor. The extension board connects directly to Atmel's Xplained board making it suitable for prototyping projects for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and gaming markets, for applications such as personal health and fitness, indoor navigation and other applications requiring context awareness and augmented reality for a more immersive experience, detailed the company.

The low-cost, easy-to-use Xplained prototyping and evaluation platform for Atmel | SMART ARM-based MCUs can be customised with a range of extension boards, the company noted. The platform enables easy development with a rich selection of example projects and software provided in the Atmel Software Framework (ASF), Atmel Studio and third party integrated development environments.

The device also enables designers to easily allow developers to prototype motion control and smart sensing designs using Atmel's broad portfolio of MCUs. The extension board is compatible with the Xplained-PRO expansion connector, and software examples are provided through the Atmel Studio integrated development environment.

The Xplained extension boards are available in the Atmel Store for $19.

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