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Samsung Pushes Deeper Into IoT With Expanded ARTIK Platform

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The ARTIK 0 and ARTIK 7 target both the high and low-power ends of the Internet of Things spectrum

Samsung is expanding its ARTIK smart Internet of Things platform, so ti can bring more device management capabilities to the business world.

Two additional modules have been added to the platform; the ARTIK 0 and ARTIK 7, bolstering ARTIK’s existing open and enterprise-level application programming interfaces (APIs), tools and software development kits (SDKs) for creating IoT systems from.

ARTIK expansion

samsung-artik-familyARTIK 0 is targeted for use with low-power systems such as lighting, HVAC, industrial sensors and health monitoring. The modules have been built on top of a power-optimised ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and supports wireless standards such as Thread and BlueTooth.

The idea behind ARTIK 0 is to provide a cost-effective connectivity platform for these low-power hardware applications.

ARTIK 7 approaches the IoT from the other end, with it being aimed at high-end IoT gateways and use in multimedia applications, To do this the modules come with an 8 core 64-bit ARM Cortex A-53 processors, which allow for data analytics to be carried out locally on a connected device, as well as offloading compute power from a cloud connected IoT network onto the smart devices. The idea behind this is to reduce latency and boost the responsiveness of IoT devices and the data flowing across their networks.

The ARTIK 7 modules come with Linux pre-installed to provide developers with a familiar environment on which to programme IoT systems, and they are also RF pre-certified and come with what Samsung claimed is enterprise-class security.

Both new module families have been designed to work with the Samsung ARTIK Cloud, which provides an open data-exchange platform that connects devices, applications and other clouds in order to provide interoperability between IoT devices and systems.

“IoT is one of Samsung’s major strategic areas of focus and growth,” said Dr Byungse So, executive vice president and chief technology officer for the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Centre. “By enabling the product-development cycle to flourish, we can help usher in the next generation of IoT innovation.”

Despite these claims, Samsung was notably absent from the IoT Solutions World Conference in Barcelona, where TechWeekEurope was in attendance to see Intel launch its new IoT-focussed Atom chip, and gain insights from the likes of Microsoft into the evolution of the IoT.

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