>> MEDIATEK - LINKIT WEARABLE PLATFORM
I've covered a number of IoT based development - but what about pure SoC?
In June this year,
MediaTek announced a SoC platform targeted for the smart home market, namely
the MT7688 and MT7681 - a low power, small size, performance boasting platform
with integrated AES128/256 security. It was branded as the LinkIT (sic) wearable
platform - however, it could be used within all aspects of IoT.
The MT7688 is only 12x12mm in size and boasts a MIPS24KEc CPU clocked at 580Mhz
running a Linux based operating system with 256Mb of memory and an integrated
AES 128/256 encryption engine - designed specifically to provide security for
home appliances such as IP camera or home surveillance systems.
The MT7681 is identified as the worlds smallest 802.11n SoC in a compact
40pin 5x5mm unit complete with GPIO and PWM connectors for intelligent
control. There are a number of projects already considering the use of this
chip, such as the
xWifi project hosted on
indiegogo.com that has already reached it's funding goal.
While the likes of
BeagleBone are targeting hobbyists and makers with a simple to use IDE to get started;
it wont be long before these type of people move onto proprietary SoC
solutions (there are so many in design/production) for their IoT projects.