Join us, in collaboration with Infineon, for the Low Power IoT Design Challenge with the PSoC™ 6S2 + AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Pioneer Kit !
Make IoT work in industry, using Infineon’s low-power compute, connectivity, and sensing technology!
The element14 Community is pleased to introduce the Low Power IoT Design Challenge, in partnership with Infineon Technologies.
So many different applications in industrial and enterprise environments can benefit from lower-power and easier-to-use embedded solutions. From remote monitoring of raw materials, to battery-backed sensor hubs on a factory floor, no company wants to spend money, time, and operational bandwidth to service devices that are energy inefficient. Add in the design issues that come with optimizing system power, implementing analog and digital sensor processing, integrating security, and connecting to the cloud or mobile applications.
Infineon Technologies is deeply committed in its effort to “Make IoT Work.” That means giving developers like yourselves the right hardware platform to build smart, energy-efficient, and secure IoT systems, along with an easy-to-use, flexible, and complete software to bring your ideas to life.
That is why for this Design Challenge, Infineon and element14 are inviting you to use the PSoC™ 6S2 + AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062S2-43012) , along with the ModusToolbox™ Software Environment, to build a low-power IoT device. Optimize power in a cloud-connected predictive maintenance module on a production line, extend the battery life of a rugged device technicians would wear to get smart alerts, detect human presence in a smart building doorway using a coin-cell powered sensor node, and more, the possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
20 successful applicants will receive the PSoC™ 6S2 + AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062S2-43012) to build and blog their project with.
For the chance to win one of the prizes below, you must build your low-power project using the kit above and the ModusToolbox™.
We aren’t necessarily defining “low-power” parameters, as it varies greatly in different applications, and we want to give you the creative agency to do what is best for your design. We have lots of enablement to help optimize system power (see technical resources below), as well as to implement features such as CapSense capacitive-sensing, graphical displays, machine learning, and much more (again – see resources below!).
Example applications could include:
- Factory Automation Sensor Hub
- Predictive Maintenance Module
- Human Presence Detection
- Fall Detection Device
- Cloud-Connected Robot
- Air Quality Monitor
These are not part of the sponsored kit, but have been highlighted by Infineon as compatible components that could help you out in this challenge.
Be Rewarded on the Community
For entering and taking part in the Design Challenge competition, you'll be rewarded the following badges:
Multicomp Digital Multimeter
*Or local equivalent
Technical Judge Team
|element14 Community Judges|
element14 Community Team
Need help? Comment and read the resources below:
- PSoC™ 6S2 + AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062S2-43012) User Guide
- PSoC 62 MCU (2MB Flash, 1MB SRAM) Datasheet
- CYW43012 802.11n / 802.11ac-Friendly™ Ultra-Low-Power Radio Chipset Datasheet
- Murata Type 1LV Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Module (hosting CYW43012) Datasheet
- All PSoC™ 6 MCU Technical Documentation
- App Note: PSoC 6 MCU Low-Power Modes and Power Reduction Techniques (use content for architecture/conceptual learnings, low power code examples below)
- Low Power Middleware Library Documentation: Low Power Assistant (LPA) for FreeRTOS
Infineon’s ModusToolbox™ is a set of easy-to-use multi-platform software development tools and a comprehensive suite of GitHub-hosted firmware libraries providing a high-quality experience for developing your IoT applications with Infineon PSoC™ 6 MCUs and AIROC™ Wi-Fi / Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity. Unlike traditional IDE-centric approaches, ModusToolbox provides powerful standalone tools like our easy-to-use configurators and leaves the choice of compiler, editor, debugger, and revision control system up to you.
- ModusToolbox Software and Tools Informational Page
- For PSoC™ 6 and Wi-Fi MCU development in ModusToolbox, start here!
- ModusToolbox Software Code Examples GitHub Repository
- Low Power code examples to get started with quickly:
|Applications Open||25th June 2021|
27th July 2021
Extended until 6th August 2021
|Challengers Announced||10th August 2021|
|Kit Shipping Period||4th - 18th August 2021|
|Build Period||18th August - 27th September 2021|
|Projects Due||27th September 2021|
|Winners Announced||15th October 2021|
|Prizes Shipped||October 2021|
Selected official applicants will be chosen to receive the "Kit" listed above. These successful applicants will be our sponsored challengers, and they must use the PSoC™ 6S2 + AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062S2-43012) within their project, and publish their final code and designs on the element14 Community for others to use. Those not chosen as sponsored challengers may also join the competition, but they must base their projects around the kit listed above OR another PSoC 6 Kit and adhere to all terms and conditions of the challenge.
They need to post their progress and final project as at least 5 blog posts before the closing date (see above) when projects are due.
Posts which are media rich with photos, videos, and code samples will be viewed more favorably in the judging process.
Please read the full terms and conditions of the challenge, attached below.
Ready to join the challenge? Then Apply Here!
If you are not successful in becoming a sponsored challenger but still want to enter, all you need to do is use the Kit as described above in your project and adhere to the same Terms and Conditions for a chance to be our winner! Non sponsored challengers are eligible for the Finisher and Winner Prizes as well.