Distributor Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Italian company, RushUp, to distribute its IoT product accelerators throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
RushUp’s product accelerators enable small-to-medium size enterprises, developers and makers to get a product from idea to prototype and then straight into production using the same proven, underlying hardware and firmware, says Arrow. This helps to overcome many of the time, qualification and cost barriers faced by companies who are targeting high-mix/low-volume applications and cannot justify the expense of one-off industrialisation and validation for each product variant.
The RushUp portfolio consists of the Kitra and Jam product families, which use semiconductor technology from Samsung and STMicroelectronics, respectively.
There are three Kitra products based on Samsung’s Artik IoT platform. These can form the basis of a variety of end nodes and gateways, offering a choice of Arm Cortex processors, wired and wireless interfaces including Wi-Fi, Zigbee, LoRa, Sigfox and Bluetooth, MEMS sensors in a small form factor and supporting operating system and cloud interface software.
The Jam family of boards includes Cloud-Jam and Cloud-Jam L4, which are the production-grade versions of the STM32 Nucleo function packs made up of STM32 Nucleo boards, sensors shield, NFC shield and Wi-Fi shield. The boards are for use with the Nucleo development and expansion board system. Customers that have built a prototype with the STM32 ODE system can go to market with the product accelerator, advises Arrow.
Commenting on the agreement, Christian Raineri, founder and CEO of RushUP, said: “Arrow’s extensive relationships with SMEs and the maker community makes it perfect for RushUP. We look forward to working closely together.”
Amir Sherman, director of engineering solutions and embedded technology for EMEA at Arrow Electronics, welcomes RushUp into the Arrow family: “RushUp product accelerators provide the boost that many developers and entrepreneurs need to get their ideas into full production quickly based on tried and tested underlying hardware and software,” he adds.