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NXP Semiconductors
JN516X-EK001
evaluation kit for systems that run ZigBee, JenNet-IP, or IEEE 802.15.4 network

The NXP JN516X-EK001 evaluation kit is specifically designed for use with the NXP JN516x series, a range of ultra-low-power, high-performance wireless microcontrollers suitable for JenNet-IP, RF4CE remote control and ZigBee applications.

This comprehensive kit, which includes a series of wireless carrier boards, plug-in expansion boards, USB dongles, a remote control, a specially programmed Cisco router, and a complete software design kit, provides everything necessary for system development. The supplied router, which runs NXP OpenWRT firmware modified by NXP, makes it easy to develop solutions that include sensor-equipped objects as part of the "Internet of Things." Using the various demos included in the kit, designers can quickly produce demonstrators or proof-of-concept products. The same software can then be used for end products, using JN516X ICs or modules. The Smart Lighting demo, which makes use of nearly all the kit's components, is a JenNet-IP demo that uses the router to support connection to a WLAN or the Internet. The evaluation kit can easily be Flash programmed for use with ZigBee LL, ZigBee SE, or RF4CE demos. The ZigBee SE demo lets the user experiment with an energy service portal (via the USB dongle), an in-premise display (using the display expansion board), standalone meters for electricity and gas, or a range extender. The ZigBee LL demo gives the designer remote control of color LEDs on the lighting expansion board. The RF4CE demo lets the user select, play, forward, stop, pause, or change the volume on a Windows media player. The kit also includes a network sniffer license from Ubilogix, free for use for 45 days, that works with the second USB dongle as the primary device. The JN516x series: JN516x series devices feature an enhanced 32-bit RISC processor with embedded Flash and EEPROM memory, offer high coding efficiency through variable width instructions, a multi-stage instruction pipeline, and low-power operation with programmable clock speeds. They also include a 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4-compliant transceiver and a comprehensive mix of analog and digital peripherals.

Features

Four base boards
Three lighting expansion boards
Two expansion boards with sensors and buttons
One LCD expansion board
16-button capacitive touch remote control
Two USB dongles
Cisco router with Ethernet support
Complete software development kit (SDK)
GNU-based toolchain with C compiler
Flash programmer
Eclipse IDE with integrated GNU debugger (GDB)
Microcontroller and peripheral libraries
Quick, easy product development
Free, unrestricted Eclipse-based SDK
Hardware platform supports all sensors, displays, LEDs, switches
One evaluation kit for all applications