Sony introduces smart sensing IoT board (Arduino-compatible)

Sony will be showcasing a brand new development board during the Maker Faire Tokyo in Japan, August 5-6. The board is specifically designed for IoT applications and comprises a range of smart functionality such as integrated GPS and an advanced digital audio codec and amplifier. Being Arduino-compatible means that the board allows any developer to easily get started with app development using the free Arduino IDE and an ordinary USB cable.

The board features a processing chip with a unique combination of low power consumption and a rapid clock speed of 156MHz. This makes it extremely versatile and it can be deployed for a vast range of use cases. During the Maker Faire, Sony will demonstrate various live implementations such as a drone utilizing the GPS and the 6-axis sensor support, a smart speaker utilizing the audio functions, a self-driving line-tracing miniature car, and a low-power smart sensing IoT camera using the board’s camera interface.

The board currently goes by its project name “Spritzer” and is planned to be available for developers in early 2018. If you want to make sure to be notified when it’s available, either check in here on Sony Developer World or follow us on Twitter @SonyDevWorld. If you plan to visit the Maker Faire in Tokyo, you’re most welcome to come by the Sony booth #S-10-05.

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