The MCUXpresso software will simplify product development when using the devices. The new integration will allow NXP to expand the connectivity capabilities of its EdgeVerse edge computing and security platform. The pre-integration of driver support in the MCUXpresso SDK will also offer flexible and scalable platforms to designers that will accelerate compliance, shorten design time, and streamline Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo deployments. It will now be easier to mix and match the right MCU with the right Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo devices, providing greater flexibility to meet performance and power restraints.
“With this new connected-edge platform, NXP continues to deliver on its investments in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth by providing developers with the flexibility to easily pair our i.MX RT MCUs and advanced connectivity solutions for more seamless and cost-effective implementations,” said Ron Martino, senior vice president and general manager of Edge Processing with NXP. “This new integration brings a one-stop-shop approach to platform development with NXP’s highly differentiated offerings that are fully tested and certified, allowing developers to easily and quickly deploy wireless devices at scale.”
NXP pre-integrated its Wi-Fi/Bluetooth drivers and communications stacks around FreeRTOS, targeting i.MX RT crossover processors. The MCUXpresso SDK allows the easy combination of wireless connectivity and the AI/machine learning capabilities, display controllers, and graphics accelerators integrated into the i.MX RT family.
Pre-integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth drivers have been verified and tested to deliver examples, including:
-iPerf utility to test device-to-device performance
-Wi-Fi Direct to scan and connect mobile devices to networks
-Command Line Interface (CLI) to set Wi-Fi parameters and network properties
-Use case development for applications
-AWS as a framework for IoT products as well as device, gateway, phone and cloud connection examples