12 Mar '12, 11am

Android platform gets gateway to industrial networks

Embedded Artists and NXP Semiconductors have introduced an Android Open Accessory Application (AOAA) development kit with two microcontrollers based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M architecture. Featuring the NXP LPC1769 and the LPC11C24 microcontrollers, the Embedded Artists AOAA kit is intended for the design and prototyping of complex accessories for Android smartphones and tablets. Significantly the board includes Ethernet, CAN and IEEE 802.15.4 interfaces as well as a remote CAN node, which means it can also be used for home, building and industrial automation applications requiring different types of connectivity. “By taking advantage of one of the many connectivity options, the Android accessory is no longer simply an isolated system. Instead, it can serve as a gateway to a networked system for use in a wide range of very powerful applications,” said Maria Hall, managing...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/12/03/2012/5319...

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