Supporting concurrent communication over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Sub-1GHz wireless, STMicroelectronics’ STEVAL-FKI001V1 dual-radio development kit allows users to envision, build, and connect IoT devices like smart sensors, finders and trackers. which can be configured, updated, remotely monitored and tracked using various network topologies, protocols and services. The kit pairs the company’s BlueNRG-1 Bluetooth System-on-Chip and S2-LP sub-1GHz transceiver. The dual-radio architecture enables simultaneous operations on a variety of radio-frequency bands and protocols such as Bluetooth LE or proprietary 2.4 GHz, Sub-1 GHz, and Sigfox.
Users can quickly create smart objects that connect to each other locally through mesh or point-to-point connections and support flexible ways of connecting to the Cloud. For instance, a convenient sensor ecosystem for smart-home could be easily forged with local sensor networking leveraging either BLE or Sub-1GHz wireless link and the whole system connected to the Cloud through a local gateway or directly via a seamless Sigfox ubiquitous link, for surveillance or remote monitoring purposes.
The kit can readily be expanded through its Arduino Uno V3 connectors with the vast and comprehensive ST X-NUCLEO offering, including expansion boards with MEMS sensors, motor control, GNSS receivers or industrial input/output and power drivers. It is also fully interoperable with the BlueNRG-Tile board.
The development kit is available now from ST distributors, or directly through st.com, priced $56. For deeper insights and revelations, peruse the STEVAL-FKI001V1 datasheet.