The new modules are 40% smaller than the previous INP1010 and INP1011 platforms. INP1014 and INP1015 can enable edge-of-network IoT devices, including medical wearables, that require low power consumption and a direct-to-cloud connection, according to the company.
The platforms include multi-protocol WiFi and BLE5-Long Range for wireless data transfer and an embedded Arm Cortex-M3 for system control and user applications. They can operate in stand-alone mode, with an external MCU, or hybrid mode.
Other features include:
- The ability to integrate sensors, plus flexibility to connect to a wide variety of external sensors;
- Direct connection to cloud services (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.);
- Always connected mode for remote control and device management;
- Sleeping mode with periodic connection for ultra-long 5-plus years of battery life.