Centennial, Colo.--The DragonBoard™ 410c, a low-cost development board built by Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor—a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.—is ready to work with the Microsoft Azure “Internet of Things” (IoT) Suite.
The recently launched Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT aims to help customers save time and effort by testing and verifying that connected devices work with the Azure IoT Suite and can quickly connect to the cloud. Arrow is part of a select group of companies joining Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things.
“Arrow is actively guiding IoT innovation forward for our customers, and this certification will help our customers save time and effort,” said Jeff Reed, chief technology officer for Arrow’s Systems Integration business. “The DragonBoard 410c by Arrow Electronics is already driving innovation in embedded computing products—I can’t wait to see the exciting new IoT products that developers and makers will create now that the dev board is certified compatible with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.”
The DragonBoard 410c features the Snapdragon 410 processor and is based on Linaro’s open-source 96Boards specifications. The DragonBoard offers a Quad-core ARM® Cortex™ A53, advanced processing power, WLAN, Bluetooth, and GPS—all packed into a development board the size of a credit card.
The low-cost board is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including prototyping, next-generation robotics, medical devices, building automation, digital signage and gaming consoles—to name just a few. Arrow can provide developers with the design engineering support and supply chain connections to help them transition their DragonBoard prototypes into commercial products. For more information on the DragonBoard 410c, please visit www.arrow.com/dragonboard410c.
Arrow and Microsoft previously collaborated on an end-to-end IoT solution that transformed a modified race car—dubbed the Arrow Semi-Autonomous Motorcar, or SAM car—at the Sonoma Grand prix IndyCar race in August. The car is capable of collecting real-time measurements and sensor data, including biometrics like heart rate, as well as telemetry from the car’s driving system, and environmental conditions like temperature and light. A 4G-LTE IoT gateway running Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, streams the data from the SAM car to the Arrow IoT Connect platform, which runs on the trusted Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Applications, including an easy-to-consume data dashboard—can access the data for a variety of purposes, such as improving the SAM car’s performance, conducting advanced analytics and developing next-generation video games.