That cloud keeps coming back. No, not the dark cloud that sometimes seems to hover over us. I’m referring to the place where you can store your design, access tools, collaborate with others on your design team regardless of where they’re located, and so on. This time, the cloud is “housed” at Arrow, in a tool called Cloud Connect.
Arrow has partnered with Freescale and its Freedom-developed platform on this tool chain. Now, you can more easily design a product for the “Internet of Things” applications based on Freescale’s Kinetis L series 32-bit MCUs, specifically the ARM Cortex™-M0+ architecture. Using the development platform, you can write, compile, and program code to your L series Freescale Freedom development platform, all from within the cloud using the free compiler.
If you’re not familiar with the M0 processors, they are very low power and very inexpensive. And Freescale has a host of peripherals available so you can scale your design to match your application. Freescale also offers a development platform to further expedite your design.
Digi is also a partner in this endeavor, with its iDigi cloud product. The iDigi software gateway provides an instant capability to sense and send data for various end points. This occurs through the iDigi Connector, an open interface for Kinetis processors.