SDK simplifies IoT application developments

December 20th, 2017, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Alibaba Cloud IoT has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) system-on-chip (SoC) and nRF5 software development kit (SDK) for its Alibaba Cloud Link. The SDK forms the basis for the company’s Ali_SDK, the development tool for the Alibaba Cloud Link. Alibaba Cloud Link provides developers a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for cloud computing, artificial intelligence, content delivery, and cloud integration processes across home automation, smart city, and industrial applications.

By using the platform, developers are able to connect devices, manage device data, and develop IoT applications and scenarios at low cost. The platform aims to reduce the cost of developing Bluetooth LE-based smart applications by using the nRF5 SDK-based Ali_SDK. The nRF5 SDK provides a feature-rich software development environment for nRF51 and nRF52 Series SoCs. The SDK’s universal interfaces enable developers to connect their products to the cloud platform without the need for specialist Bluetooth RF protocol software or RF design expertise. Besides providing a complete and secure end-to-end solution for developing and commissioning Bluetooth LE solutions, it has also been optimised to ensure compatibility with all mainstream Bluetooth 4.0 (and later) smartphones and tablets.

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