Samsung gets serious about the IoT

May 17, 2015 | 23:54
The Samsung ARTIK family
The Samsung ARTIK family
At the ‘Internet of Things World’ event held in San Francisco, Samsung Electronics announced three boards making up their new ARTIK development platform targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. To make the platform more attractive for developers it is compatible with the existing Arduino software development system. Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics and Massimo Banzi, Co-founder of Arduino shared the stage to make the announcement.

The ARTIK 1 at 12mm square is the smallest board and includes a Dual Core processor running at 250 MHz and 80 MHz with 1 MB on-chip and 4 MB SPI Flash memory together with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with Chip Antenna, secure element to give HW security and a 9-axis motion sensor. A single charge will allow the board to operate for three weeks while always-on and paired with a smartphone.

The next board up is the ARTIK 5 at 29 x 25 mm featuring an ARM-based dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 512 MB LPDDR3 + 4 GB eMMC memory and an ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU. Connectivity is taken care of by WiFi/BT/BLE + ZigBee/Thread (802.11 b/g/n) capability and HW security is provided by Secure Element, TEE (TrustZone). The HW video codecs allow H.263/H264/MPEG-4/VP8 (720p) @ 30 fps and decoding of MPEG-2/VC1/Xvid (720p) @ 30 fps.

The largest board is the ARTIK 10 at 29 x 39 mm with an ARM based Octa Core 4@1.3 GHz + 4@1.0 GHz with 2 GB LPDDR3 + 16 GB eMMC memory and an ARM Mali T628 MP6 GPU. Connectivity features and HW security are the same as the ARTIK 5 and the HW codecs allow 1080p@120 fps H.263/H.264/ MPEG-4/VP8 and decoding of MPEG-2/VC1.

For more information on the system and to find out how to get your hands on a developer kit click here.
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