RDK3 baseboard provides proof of concepts for IoT

Rutronik System Solutions has developed the RDK3 baseboard, designed for engineers developing their own proof-of-concepts for Bluetooth connectivity. It shortens time-to-market for a variety of IoT applications, including advanced robotics, smart buildings, smart factories and healthcare. 

It features Infineon’s PSoC 64 secured microcontroller, enabling the implementation of security features. There is also the ability to integrate Rutronik System Solutions’ software into Infineon’s ModusToolbox.

Advanced robotics, smart buildings and factories and healthcare applications require wireless, intelligent networking of individual elements or work processes. Networked systems allow work steps and objects to be intelligently connected and interact with each other, explained Rutronik, for efficiency gains. The RDK3 baseboard is for wireless, low power Bluetooth connections with high security standards and low power consumption, said the company. It enables hardware and firmware developers to reduce time and costs in the pre-development phase and makes a significant contribution to bringing new applications much faster to market.

The RDK3 relies on Infineon’s PSoC 64 secured microcontroller with a Platform Security Architecture (PSA). The dual-core microcontroller features three-level hardware and firmware-based isolation. The Arm Dual-Cortex M-Core SoC provides a secure M0+core and performs all security functions. It is physically separated from the user applications running in parallel on the Arm Cortex-M4 core, with the main functions to build and authenticate secure applications the responsibility of the base board. 

The RDK3 has Arduino interfaces and is easy to combine with other adapter boards like HMS Anybus, Text To Speech, RAB1, and RAB2. In addition, all components used are from Rutronik’s product portfolio, ensuring the availability of all parts.

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente was founded in 1973 and is an independent family-owned company based in Ispringen, Germany. Today it is one of the world’s leading broadline distributors with more than 1,800 employees and serving over 40,000 customers. It has more than 80 offices worldwide and logistics centres in Austin (Texas), Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, for customer support in Europe, Asia, and North America.


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