Nuremberg, 14 March 2017 – Lemonbeat, the creator of the Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL) which enables thousands of different device types to interoperate over the internet, today released a new version of the Lemonbeat Device Development Kit, giving OEMs a hardware and software platform on which to rapidly implement new IoT designs based on Lemonbeat technology.
The development kit lets designers integrate multiple sensors and actuators into their end product design prototype, write application code for it and easily test the operation of their device.
It consists of two developer boards and a USB configuration dongle. The main board features a Silicon Laboratories microcontroller, based on an ARM® Cortex®-M3 core, which includes a sub-gigahertz transceiver for Lemonbeat Radio, a patented radio solution for physically connecting smart devices. The kit is supported by Lemonbeat Studio, a powerful software development environment which may be used to configure the way that devices running LsDL interact.
In the latest version of the kit, Lemonbeat has enhanced support for managing the power consumption of battery-powered devices, for instance by adding operating modes such as Event Driven Devices and Wake on Radio. In addition, Lemonbeat Studio features a new plugin for automated device testing and new application examples. The kit also benefits from enhancements offering greater stability.
Jens Reinelt, CTO at Lemonbeat, said: ‘Devices as diverse as light switches and bulbs, thermostats and even lawn mowers are becoming IoT nodes, forcing their designers to think about what is necessary to make their devices “smart”. They are considering questions such as “How and where should data be transferred?”, “Which security measures have to be taken into consideration?”, and “How can I make my solution future-proof?”. The Lemonbeat IoT platform provides a framework in which all of these questions can be answered, for any type of smart device. And the new development kit provides the quickest and easiest way for designers to learn about the way that devices running LsDL behave.’
Lemonbeat is demonstrating its new development kit on its stand 4.583 at Embedded World (Nuremberg, 14-17 March 2017).
Lemonbeat GmbH is the inventor of a universal framework, called Lemonbeat smart Device Language (LsDL), which provides the building blocks for the development of smart devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). With LsDL it is possible to place ‘intelligence’ directly onto the devices themselves. Through the networking of such intelligence devices, they can then interact directly with each other, without relying on cloud or gateway solutions. This helps to the reduce the complexity, as well as engineering and servicing costs normally associated with an IoT installation. At the same time it provides increased flexibility. The language can be used in combination with common cable or wireless IPv6-based communication protocols. Lemonbeat was founded in 2015 and is a 100% subsidiary of innogy SE, an established European energy company.
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