Qualcomm has a new software development kit that it says has been engineered to help programmers gain access to the company's low-power wireless platforms and, therefore, to help them build devices and applications for the Internet of Things.
The firm's snazzily named QCA4002/4004 platforms sit alongside the QCA4002 and QCA4004 networking chips, which were made available by Qualcomm's Atheros subsidiary last year.
Qualcomm Atheros also offering this new IoE development kit, which enables full-featured, low-power Wi-Fi in a set of connected products — from light bulbs and remote controls to home automation and security systems.
The firm states that developers need access to the latest tools and technologies to create the devices and services for the IoE ecosystem.
Cloud connect services are enabled through 2lemetry's IoT platform, ThingFabric. This includes support for secure socket layer (SSL) connections to provide secure communication between device and cloud.
The newest development kit includes support for the AllJoyn software framework, an open source software and services framework and collaborative open source project of the AllSeen Alliance. AllJoyn enables hardware manufacturers and software developers to create interoperable products that can discover, connect, and communicate directly with other AllJoyn-enabled products.
"Qualcomm Atheros is taking a two-fold approach to engaging with developers to design the next wave of highly efficient, connected products and services that are designed for interoperability," said Joseph Bousaba, senior director, Qualcomm Atheros. "By extending our low-power Wi-Fi platform with a full- featured development kit, and expanding our global distribution channels, a broad set of customers can respond to the demand for connected devices in today's homes."