DevKit Giveaway & Year-End Design Contest

January 25, 2019

Here’s how it works:

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with Embedded Computing Design to launch a monthly giveaway of its partners’ development kits. Each month, a different kit from a leading manufacturer will be featured. A total of five names will be chosen at random at the end of each month to receive the featured Dev Kit.

Then, those lucky winners can compete in a design challenge to win a $100 prize at the end of the month and are eligible for the Grand Prize of $4000 at the end of the year. In each case, all we are requiring is a “paper design,” whereby you tell us—very specifically—what you end product would look like, what functions it would have, why it would be a success in the market, and your expected bill of materials.

For timing, the winners selected at the end of February would have to send us their design by the end of March, and so on. Send the design to Rich Nass, EVP of Embedded Computing Design. The last giveaways will occur at the end of November 2019, so we’ll determine the overall Grand Prize winner in early 2020.

Learn more about the giveaway here.

DevKit for April:

ST Microelectronics - STM32WB55 P-NUCLEO-WB55 Platform

STMicroelectronics' STM32WB platform is an evolution of the well‐known market-leading STM32L4 ultra-low-power series of MCUs. It provides the same digital and analog peripherals suitable for applications requiring extended battery life and complex functionalities.

The STM32WB proposes a variety of communication assets, a practical crystal-less USB2.0 FS interface, audio support, an LCD driver, up to 72 GPIOs, an integrated SMPS for power consumption optimization, and multiple low-power modes to maximize battery life.

On top of wireless and ultra‐low‐power aspects, a focus was placed on embedding security hardware functions such as a 256‐bit AES, PCROP, JTAG fuse, PKA (elliptic curve encryption engine), and Root Secure Services (RSS). The RSS allows authenticating OTA communications, regardless of the radio stack or application.

Provide your information here to be entered in to the drawing:

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