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Infineon has introduced an evaluation kit which provides a ready-made platform for connecting an XMC4800 microcontroller to the cloud service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) via the FreeRTOS software.

The XMC4800 IoT Amazon FreeRTOS Connectivity Kit, which has the orderable part number KITXMC48IOTAWSWIFITOBO1, consists of an MCU baseboard and a Wi-Fi® wireless connectivity board.

The baseboard is an XMC4800 Relax kit, which includes headers compatible with the Arduino® and MikroElectronika click boards™ form factors. The kit’s XMC4800 MCU not only runs the AWS FreeRTOS software, but also offers EtherCAT® and CAN networking functionality to support industrial IoT gateway applications.

The Wi-Fi connectivity board is a MikroElektronika Wi-Fi ESP click boards module which supports the mikroBUS™ bus interface.

The Wi-Fi ESP module includes the ESPWROOM-02, a Wi-Fi radio board based on the Espressif Systems ESP8266EX Wi-Fi system-on-chip. The 3.3V WiFi ESP module can function in both access point and Wi-Fi client mode, and supports the IPv4, TCP, UDP, HTTP and FTP network protocols.

Full support for the XMC4800 IoT Amazon FreeRTOS Connectivity Kit is provided on the AWS website, to enable the user to quickly configure the board for operation on the AWS platform. On the ‘Getting started with the Infineon XMC4800 IoT Connectivity Kit’ page on the AWS website, users can find information on setting up the operating environment with the Infineon DAVE™ integrated development environment, including instructions for downloading and configuring the Amazon FreeRTOS operating-system software.

The page also offers help on configuring a Wi-Fi wireless connection, and provides a demonstration project.

Features - XMC4800 RELAX KIT
  • XMC4800 MCU
  • On-board debugger
  • USB power connection
  • ESD and reverse-current protection
  • Two user buttons and two user LEDs
  • Arduino-compatible 3.3V pin-out
  • Real-time clock crystal
  • Quad SPI Flash interface
  • microSD card slot
  • Ethernet PHY and RJ45 jack
  • CAN node
  • EtherCAT node
  • Industrial IoT

XMC4800 IoT kit: Connectivity options include Ethernet, EtherCAT, CAN and Wi-Fi


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