NeoMesh Click boards speed development of IoT and Cloud-based sensor networks

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MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, and NeoCortec, wireless connectivity specialists, have announced three new NeoMesh Click boards that are suitable for wireless mesh networking.

The Click boards eliminate the need for engineers to create any development PCB hardware themselves, enabling them to initiate Proof-of-Concept testing of the NeoMesh network protocol stack in a real application quickly and at little cost.

The Click Boards feature NeoCortec’s compact, low-power NC1000 and NC2400 network modules which address a broad range of applications based on IoT and Cloud-based sensor networks, including smart building and smart workplace, metering, security, agriculture, transportation, industry 4.0, medical and food distribution.

Three versions of NeoMesh Click are available, one for each of the communication modules which operate at 868MHz, 915MHz and 2.4 GHz. Average power consumption is as low as 20uA.

According to Thomas Steen Halkier, CEO of NeoCortec, “The NeoMesh protocol is a natural choice when building battery-powered, highly scalable and reliable wireless sensor networks. Now, developers have access to a large selection of MCU, sensor and other boards which can simply ‘Click’ together to form a prototype device.”

Click boards follow mikroBUS a modular prototyping add-on board standard invented by MIKROE, that enables design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting months off development time.

Any Click board can be connected to the microcontroller or microprocessor on a main board. Many microcontroller companies including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STM, Analog Devices, Renesas and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards.

Commenting Nebojsa Matic, CEO of MIKROE, said, “The NeoMesh Click Boards are fully compatible with the mikroBUS socket and can be used on any host system supporting the mikroBUS standard. The boards come with the mikroSDK open-source libraries, offering a large degree of flexibility for evaluation and customization. The Click Boards come with the ClickID feature where the host system seamlessly and automatically detects and identifies the add-on board.”