Qualcomm and AT&T have announced the availability of an Internet of Everything (IoE) development platform that is expected to accelerate the creation of a wide range of devices that can communicate via the Internet over available cellular systems. The system is based on Qualcomm’s QSC6270-Turbo chipset, a version of the popular Gobi radio modem product line. Gobi is a line of embedded broadband modem products that enable devices to communicate with cellular radios. The Gobi line covers most of the popular cellular technologies, including CDMA2000, HSPA, and LTE in the popular cellular bands. Some incorporate GPS location technology.
The IoE platform lets engineers create cellular connected products for such fields as asset tracking, industrial control, automotive, energy, and health care. The platform supports Oracle’s Java ME Embedded 3.2 software, which lets even developers with minimal experience create Java applications that run on the QCA6270-Turbo chipset and then are hosted on the AT&T network.
The IoE platform includes several onboard sensors and indicators including an accelerometer, light sensor, and temperature sensor. The Java ME 3.2 software includes features like Device Access and AT Command Pass Through application programming interfaces (APIs) that give developers access to a large number of chipset I/Os and interfaces like GPIO, I2C, and SPI. Cellular coverage includes tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM with GPS support and Wi-Fi capability.
The development platform is expected to be available the second quarter of 2013.