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The CTHINGS.CO Connectivity Cards Now in the Zephyr RTOS

The CTHINGS.CO Connectivity Cards with the nRF52 chip are now officially supported in the Zephyr RTOS, a project under the Linux Foundation.

By contributing to the Zephyr Project, we're empowering IoT solution providers to create incredible solutions with our versatile mPCIe/M.2 Connectivity Cards. This milestone enables our customers to develop their own software, leveraging the robust and flexible capabilities of Zephyr RTOS.

The Connectivity Cards are CTHINGS.CO's first piece of hardware integrated into the Zephyr mainline. They provide seamless and reliable communication between edge IoT devices and the cloud. These cards ensure that data from various sensors and devices can be transmitted efficiently, enabling real-time monitoring, control, and analytics.

By integrating with an orchestration platform, connectivity cards help manage and automate the deployment, scaling, and operation of IoT solutions, thereby simplifying the complexities of device management and connectivity.

Moreover, the support for our connectivity cards in platforms like Zephyr RTOS ensures that developers can build robust and scalable IoT applications. This integration allows for enhanced interoperability and streamlined software development, helping to accelerate the development cycle of IoT solutions by up to 50% thanks to:

  • Pre-validated Hardware and Software Integration:
    The connectivity cards are already supported by Zephyr RTOS, which means developers do not need to spend time on initial integration and validation steps. This pre-validated setup significantly reduces initial development time.

  • Robust and Flexible RTOS:
    Zephyr RTOS provides a rich set of features, extensive hardware support, and a modular design that can help developers quickly implement and test their solutions. Leveraging these capabilities can lower the time spent on developing core functionalities from scratch.

  • Multi-protocol Support:
    The connectivity cards support multiple wireless protocols (e.g., Wirepas, Bluetooth 5.3, Thread, Zigbee), allowing developers to easily switch or integrate different communication standards without needing separate development cycles for each protocol.

  • Ecosystem and Community Support:
    Being part of The Zephyr Project, developers can benefit from a large community and extensive documentation, which can help in quickly resolving issues and optimizing development processes.

  • Orchestration and Management:
    Integration with an orchestration platform simplifies deployment, scaling, and management of IoT devices, which can drastically reduce the operational overhead and speed up the process from development to deployment.

  • High Performance and Capabilities:
    Utilizing the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chip, which includes an ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with FPU and high RF output power, ensures that developers can create high-performance solutions without needing to optimize for hardware limitations extensively.

As a result, our connectivity cards not only facilitate the physical connection of devices but also empower orchestration platforms to deliver more efficient and scalable IoT deployments, driving innovation and operational efficiency across various industries.

Visit our website to see how our Connectivity Cards boost your device with the most advanced IoT wireless protocols in the industry.