Würth launches rapid prototyping kit for IoT

  • September 13, 2023
  • William Payne

Würth Elektronik has launched a kit with pre-installed firmware to enable simple creation of end-to-end IoT solutions using Microsoft Azure IoT Central. The design kit provides a robust hardware platform for rapid prototyping.

The FeatherWing development board from Wurth Elektronik combines sensors, power modules and wireless connectivity into a single kit. They are open source and are compatible with the Feather form factor from Adafruit.

Hardware and software have been pre-tested and verified for integration into Microsoft’s Azure IoT central, to which end Würth Elektronik has joined the Azure Certified Device programme.

The Calypso IoT Design Kit comprises the Würth Elektronik FeatherWing sensor, the Würth Elektronik Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing, and Adafruit’s FeatherWing OLED and Feather M0, which works with the ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0+ processor and is supplied with pre-installed firmware from Würth Elektronik. The kit is designed to make it easy to develop IoT applications, particularly for decentralised recording of sensor data, which are then processed using the pre-installed UX und API interface Azure IoT Central.

The FeatherWing sensor precisely monitors MEMS absolute-pressure, 3-axis acceleration, temperature, and relative-humidity sensors from Würth Elektronik. The Calypso IoT Design Kit can be used to develop monitoring and control applications for areas such as industrial automation, healthcare sector, smart home, smart cities, smart grids, and smart farming.

Würth Elektronik recently showcased Calypso with connected vertical farming prototypes for indoor cultivation with LEDs.

“We have joined the Azure Certified Device Program to ensure that customers can swiftly implement IoT solutions using hardware and software tools that have been pre-tested and verified for integration into Azure IoT,” explains Adithya Madanahalli, IoT Engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos in the business unit for Wireless Connectivity & Sensors. “This is a major contribution to our full-service approach in supporting developers in the implementation of innovative technological applications“, adds Oliver Opitz, Vice President Wireless Connectivity & Sensors at Würth Elektronik eiSos.

Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the largest European manufacturers of passive components. Its product range includes EMC components, inductors, transformers, RF components, varistors, capacitors, resistors, quartz crystals, oscillators, power modules, Wireless Power Transfer, LEDs, sensors, radio modules, connectors, power supply elements, switches, push-buttons, connection technology, fuse holders and solutions for wireless data transmission.