Join us for our upcoming webinar on How to build an IoT irrigation system with MIPS based Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box.

Building an effective IoT system requires a lot more than just trying to find the lowest cost piece of hardware Having a system that is able to scale, behaves well with other systems (interoperates) and helps you maintain a good level of security, now that’s the ticket.

How to build an IoT irrigation system

The Imagination team has put together the MIPS based Creator Ci40 IoT-in-a-box kit specifically to address these challenges. Unlike many IoT development boards which are limited in connectivity and security options, the main Ci40 IoT hub has been design to allow developers to access numerous wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi, 802.15.4, Bluetooth (with expansion for more) all soldered down on one board. Not only that, the Creator Ci40 comes with security, something many others only talk about, by utilizing the Infineon Optiga TPM (Trusted Platform Module) to act as the root of trust; making it an ideal IoT hub.

Our webinar talks through how the kit can be used to link up the Microchip PIC32MX MIPS based MCUs on MikroElectronika’s 6LoWPAN Clicker board to the main Creator Ci40 IoT hub using Cascoda’s 802.15.4 radio running over a 6LoWPAN protocol. All of which is brought together using the free open-source LWM2M based Creator IoT framework, that is available on Github today.

We explain how to use these ‘standards based’ IoT protocols, to build an IoT irrigation system with MIPS based devices. Why and how protocols like LWM2M in combination with IPSO objects help us solve the scalability and interoperability issues that the IoT industry has to solve to get to critical mass.

The Creator Ci40 board itself gives developers access to a 550MHz dual core, multi-threaded MIPS interAptiv core running OpenWRT and the Ensigma 802.11 AC 2×2 Wi-Fi technology.

The Creator Ci40 boards are available now from Mouser and the Creator Ci40 IoT kits are available on pre-order these are expected to ship in October.


Register now to join the free webinar on the 28th of September!


About the author: Paul Evans

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Paul Evans joined Imagination Technologies in January 2012 and is now a director for the MIPS Business Unit. Prior to joining Imagination, Paul worked for Altera Corporation for 11 years, most recently as the senior marketing product line manager for Altera’s mid-range FPGA series the Arria family. Prior to Altera, Paul acted as technical services manager for Ometron Ltd. where he established Ometron’s technical services department. Paul has also held engineering positions at Image Automation Inc. and Smiths Industries Ltd. He holds a BEng in digital electronic engineering from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England.

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