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Monday, October 10, 2016

MicroEJ looks to drive its OS into IoT designs via SIGFOX networks

By Nick Flaherty

Operating system developer MicroEJ has teamed up with Witekio (formerly Adeneo Embedded) on a demonstrator for the SIGFOX low-power wide-area network.

The partnership aims at offering Witekio’s system software integration services to customers using the MicroEJ OS for cloud connected IoT designs. The software runs on an ARM-based board fromST Microelectronics.

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  • The design is a geolocation system that illustrates how the SIGFOX LPWAN can be used to collect and store location data of connected objects. The demonstrator includes an embedded device prototyped on STMicroelectronics STM32F7 evaluation kit running MicroEJ OS and connected to the SIGFOX network through a SigBee radio module. Dedicated embedded applications were developed for MicroEJ OS: a system configuration app, a graphical user interface for live positioning, a system interaction app for triggering position recording through a GPS module, and a data push app for pushing location data over the SIGFOX network. Published location data is stored on SIGFOX network backend infrastructure. Data can be collected and observed on a user-friendly map from a mobile application running on Apple iOS or Google Android tablets and smartphones and connected to the SIGFOX backend.

    “This project demonstrates how MicroEJ solutions can be used to create connected and interactive applications for cost-effective embedded and IoT devices in record time thanks to MicroEJ OS and associated development tools,” said Fred Rivard, CEO of MicroEJ.

    Witekio started 15 years ago under the name Adeneo Embedded, as a precursor of complex and connected embedded systems. Witekio is an embedded software expert with a system level approach, engineering and integrating intelligent systems software for any device from the hardware to the cloud from both low (OS, driver, firmware) and high level software (application, connectivity, cloud).

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