Andes Technology Forms New Internet of Things C.ommunity Knect.me to Provide Open-Source and Commercial IoT Solutions
Knect.me Partners Solutions Enable SoC Developers to Build Highly Competitive IoT Products to Meet Narrow, Fast-Moving Product Windows
HSINCHU, Taiwan - May 13, 2015 - Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based suppliers of small, low-power, high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, today announced Knect.me, the new Internet of Things community that provides open-source, commercial solutions for connected devices. Knect.me community partners provide the SoC development platforms, software stacks, application development platforms, and development tools SoC developers need to build highly competitive IoT products to meet narrow, fast moving product windows.
"IoT is a diversified market with great potential. In the past year, many companies have approached Andes seeking a partnership," said Charlie Hong-Men Su, Ph.D. Andes Technology CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D. "Because we understand that it takes multiple companies cooperating to fully exploit a market potential, Andes would like to contribute to the expansion of the IoT market by providing enabling resources for developers. With this motivation in mind, we created a new website: Knect.me. The site will connect chip vendors, partners, applications developers, and system vendors related to IoT. Knect.me will also bring together solutions for silicon IP, software stacks, tools, applications, system to help develop products that will connect to the world."
In addition to the Knect.me community, Andes is also creating the "IoT League." The League will showcase successful products that have been developed through the Knect.me community. "We're also inviting Andes' customers to provide information on their products," said Frankwell Jyh-Ming Lin, Andes Technology President. "In return, IoT League participants will receive greater exposure and enhanced reputation in the IoT market. By showcasing a broad expanding array of applications, new prospects will be attracted to adopt products and solutions from Andes customers."
The Knect IoT SoC development platform is intended to provide SoC developers with a complete solution and is comprised of the AndesCore™ and Andes platform IP along with partners' IP. The Knect Software Stack includes choices of open source software, and production-proven, certified and optimized software by Andes partners to fulfill a wide range of smart products and emerging applications development requirements. The Knect Application Development Platforms include both FPGA based prototyping boards and ASIC based rapid development systems. For prototyping from the chip level and up, IP cores such as Bus Matrix, DMA, SPI, and I2C controller serve as building blocks for customized designs. The Knect development tools include the AndeSight™ IDE and the open source GNU toolchain for AndesCore. AndeSight Lite is a compact version of the Eclipse-based AndeSight IDE for free download. A no-cost evaluation version comes with all major functionality up to a code size of 32KB.
The Knect.me community website is available immediately at http://www.knect.me. For information about joining the Knect.me community or to participate in the partnership program or IoT League, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Andes Technology Corporation
Andes Technology Corporation is a leader in developing high-performance/low-power 32-bit processors and its associated SoC platforms to serve the rapidly growing embedded system applications worldwide. The company's broad and deep technical expertise in microprocessor, system architecture, operating system, software tool chain development, and SoC VLSI implementation enables designers to shorten their time-to-market with quality designs. In addition, Andes' innovative configurable platform solution allows design teams to construct unique system architecture and hardware/software partitioning to achieve the optimal SoC.