Nebula IoT Development Kit Integrates Murata 1DX Wi-Fi Module for Wireless Connectivity

Future Electronics’ recently launched the Nebula IoT Development Kit which is based on the Murata Type 1DX Wi-Fi module, based on the Cypress 4343W chipset. The board has been designed for both novices and expert developers looking to explore the vast opportunities in IoT applications such as asset tracking, energy management, fitness, lighting controls, HVAC, portable controls, security and building automation.

The kit is an IoT cloud-ready board that allows developers to quickly prototype and deploy their IoT ecosystems. Wireless connectivity is supported by the Murata 1DX module, which is powered by the Cypress CYW4343W Wi-Fi and BT/BLE combo SoC. The SoC includes a 2.4 GHz WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n baseband/radio with Bluetooth 4.2 support. In addition, it integrates a high-performance power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA) for best-in-class receiver sensitivity, and an internal transmit/receive (iTR) RF switch to reduce the overall solution cost and 1DX module size.

The Nebula board supports applications development through the Cypress WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) Studio development platform. It is also equipped with four interfaces to access the STM32F429 peripherals that enable developers to create any IoT application: Arduino compatible shield, mikroBUS socket, Pmod Connector/Interface and USB. In addition, the kit employs easy hardware expandability through a large number of standardized add-on boards. Each one focuses on a different application such as motor control and environmental sensors, including the wireless connectivity to enable IoT development.

The certified solution is designed to fit into small spaces and uses minimal external circuity. The end result allows engineers to overcome design challenges and launch the products that make IoT a reality.