Samsung has become the latest company to launch a new open platform for the Internet of Things, allowing manufacturers to take advantage of a range of connectivity.
The ARTIK platform will initially offer three types of modules to companies, in order to allow them to build products from wearables to industrial applications.
The smallest module, ARTIK 1, will measure 12mm by 12mm and offer Bluetooh Low Energy connectivity plus a nine-axis sensor to offer low power connectivity. The ARTIK 5 scales up with a 1GHz dual-core processor, on board DRAM and flash memory to help connect home hubs, luxury wearables and drones.
The high-end ARTIK 10 has an eight-core processor, full 1080p video decoding and encoding, 5.1 audio and 2GB DRAM with 16GB flash memory. It can connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee.
Each of the ARTIK modules contains a secure element, which Samsung said goes beyond traditional software-based encryption. Its machine learning allows the user to identify possible breaches.
The platform also comes with a software stack and tools to enable the development of products. Data can be managed either locally or in the cloud through encrypted or unencrypted formats.
Last summer, Samsung bought smart home provider SmartThings, which builds home hubs and sensors for monitoring movement and temperature. The company is also part of the non-profit Thread Group with Google and ARM, which is working on a low-powered smart home protocol.
Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Samsung Electronics, said: “We are providing the industry’s most advanced, open and secure platform for developing IoT products. By leveraging Samsung’s high-volume manufacturing, advanced silicon process and packaging technologies, and extensive ecosystem, ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.
“Industry requirements for IoT devices vary in terms of battery life, computational horse power and form factor. With this family of ARTIK offerings, Samsung is directly addressing the needs of the widest range of customers, uses and applications.”