Your kit to start designing wearables

August 28, 2017 // By Julien Happich
This month, Toshiba Electronics is giving away five EBTZ1041-SK-A1 starter kits, worth 99 Euros each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win. Designed to support the prototyping of highly integrated IoT wearable applications featuring the Toshiba TZ1000 ApP Lite family of IoT processors, the starter kit incorporates the company’s TZ1041MBG ‘sensor hub’ application processor.

This processor is based on a high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F processor and acts as a hub to collect, process and store data from multiple sources. It then transfers the raw or processed data to external devices such as smartphones and tablets using an integrated Bluetooth wireless communication function.

The EBTZ1041-SK-A1 evaluation board combines the TZ1041MBG processor with an Arduino UNO R3-compatible header that lets developers connect to commercially available Arduino shields. In addition to the integrated Bluetooth, a dedicated header to connect to Toshiba’s TC32306 single-chip RF transceiver further supports sub-GHz wireless communications. An on-board CMSIS-DAP debug interface is provided as standard. Alternative debuggers can be connected via the board’s 9-pin SWD connector.

As well as the starter kit hardware, wearables developers have access to Toshiba software algorithms for the TZ1000 series. These include Activity Monitoring, PPG (Photoplethysmography) Monitoring and ECG (electrocardiography) Monitoring.

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And last month’s winners are…

In our previous reader offer, Intel was giving away eight of its DE10-Nano FPGA development kits worth $130 each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win.

Lucky winners include Mr. J. Vasarhelyi from Hungary, Mr L. Hansson from Sweden, Mr G. de Crombrugghe from Belgium, Mr A. Wadey and I. Ashokaraj from the UK, Mr P. Rodrigues from Portugal, Mr R. Novickis from Latvia and Mr S. Zanolin from Italy. All should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.

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