Today Internet of Things is a reality. Right now there are an estimated of 19 million developers in the software development industry, of which 19% are involved in IoT and the numbers are growing rapidly. Within a couple of years, we will be surrounded by products connected to the Internet. The LinkIt ONE has been developed by MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company providing Systems on Chip (SOC) for wireless communications and connectivity. In this tutorial, we will get a chance to explore what the MediaTek LinkIt ONE brings to this space. You will learn how to use the built-in WiFi and GPS chipset to deliver the position of the board to a mobile application using a small HTTP server.
The LinkIt ONE development board is equipped with MediaTek Aster (MT2502) SOC which, according to MediaTek, is the world’s smallest system-on-chip for wearables. It supports GSM, GPRS, and Bluetooth LE wireless communication capabilities. The board is also equipped with two companion chipsets; MT5931 (WiFi) and MT3332 (GPS). It is also capable of sending and receiving SMS, play audio files, transfer data over Bluetooth and read and write data on an SD card. An interesting feature is that the board is prepared to be powered using a battery.
- All-in-one features:
- Includes ARM7 EJ-S™, GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR/BLE, GPS, Audio codec, and SD card connector on a single development board
- Pin-out similar to Arduino boards, including Digital I/O, Analog I/O, PWM, I2C, SPI, UART, and power supply, compatible with Grove 4-pin interface
- Strong Extensibility
- Provides various interfaces for connecting to most sensors, peripherals, Groves, and other widgets
- Easy Prototyping
- You are what you wear. Using LinkIt ONE together with MediaTek LinkIt SDK (for Arduino) you will be able to easily turn your ideas into practical prototypes and make them a reality with the Seeed productization and agile manufacturing service.
1 x Mediatek LinkIt ONE IoT Development Board