NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of JenNet-IP-EK040 evaluation kit featuring JenNet-IP wireless network layer software for the Internet of Things. This evaluation kit based on NXP’s JN514x single chip wireless MCU provides all the components needed to create applications for IPv6-based networks for lighting and home automation.
- 4 wireless sensor nodes, including modules based on JN5148-J01 and JN5142-J01 chips (single chips with MCU and IEEE802.15.4 transceiver) , USB micro-B connectors, a JN514x IO expansion port, support for USB, battery or an external power supply unit (not included), and 2 USB cables.
- 4 plug-in shields with an Arduino-compatible footprint featuring 3 dimmable white LEDs, as well as temperature, light level and humidity sensors.
- 2 high-power JN5148-J01 modules for extended range
- 2 high-power USB dongles for sniffer and coordinator
- A router providing connection to Ethernet, with a custom Open WRT Linux distribution and power supply.
- A capacitive touch remote control
- An Eclipse based software development kit (SDK) including the Eclipse IDE, a flash memory programmer, MCU and peripheral libraries, as well as the JenNet-IP library.
The JenNet-IP software stack is based on IEEE 802.15.4, and comprises the self-healing JenNet tree networking stack, the IETF 6LoWPAN IP layer, and JIP, an application layer enabling interoperability between devices. It can support up to 500 devices in your HAN (Home Area network) and each have their own unique IPv6 address in order to be accessed remotely. This kit allows development of home automation application that connects lights and home appliances to the network in order to monitor and control them over the Internet.
Watch the video below to see an overview of the kit, as well as a short demo showing the kit turn on/off individual boards and dim the lights via the remote control and a control software installed on a laptop.
If you want to know more about JenNet-IP software stack, read my earlier post “NXP to release “Internet of Things” source code“. By the way, it looks like NXP claim that it would “release the stack under an open source license by Q4 2011” did not materialize, or they really made it difficult to find…
The kit is available now, but apparently only in North America, and “selected distributors” sell it for $1,400. Further information may be available on NXP JenNet-IP EK040 page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.