Freescale showcases Internet of Things (IoT) gateway

At the 2014 Freescale Technology Forum, chips vendor Freescale today showcased the Internet of Things (IoT) gateway.

Freescale has priced the dual-core i.MX 6 processor-based hardware platform at $159 for the base model. The IoT is available for order in September 2014, Freescale said.

IoT gateway platform built on QorIQ LS series processors will be available in Q4 2014. This version of the gateway platform will offer gigabit line rate Ethernet and PCIe connectivity, as well as additional wireless connectivity options including 4G/LTE and 802.11ac for edge nodes.

Freescale – in association with Oracle and ARM – developed its one box initiative to focus on the creation of a secure, standardized and open infrastructure model for the delivery of IoT services. A box or service gateway built on the platform can consolidate boxes from multiple IoT service providers into a single, unified appliance that can support multiple service providers.

Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale

“Simplifying the deployment of secure services is critical to fueling widespread adoption of the Internet of Things,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Microcontroller business.

Freescale plans to offer the new gateway platform in Q4 2014 with a software suite that integrates and pre-validates security and connectivity components, allowing developers to add value through application software development and connectivity of new edge node products.

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