Internet of Things

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things.

Whereas Machine-to-Machine (M2M) was limited to simple single closed processes, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about physical objects, devices, machines connected to remote computers via the Internet so that complex processes, interactions, automations of all sorts can be established across use cases and verticals. More generally, with the standardization of protocols and data models, each physical object, device or machine is expected to interact with our lives across several applications and services. For instance, a proximity sensor can feed useful data into an access control application, but also into a lighting energy saving application, an alarm system application, etc.

Although we are only at the beginning of this new era, several sensor, processing and connectivity technologies are expected to drive the market in multiple application segments including Industry and Logistics, Healthcare, Automotive and Building Automation.

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Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things. Fitting out objects with Sensors, MCUs and Communication Modules then interlinking them over the internet creates endless possibilities for making life easier.

Critical semiconductor capabilities in IoT include sensors, wireless/wired connectivity, analog, power management and ultra low power MCU. Avnet Silica can offer multiple solutions covering all of these capabilities. In combination with the knowledge of our technical team we can support you to build competitive products to address the high growth market.

In summary Avnet Silica is:

  • A one stop shop supporting the entire system from component and protocol level up to the application level
  • Is an expert having been involved through the M2M morphology into IoT for years
  • An expert in product knowledge for the key IoT technologies
  • An expert in the market awareness

Visible Things platform

Propel your next design from Edge-to-Enterprise.

Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, Visible Things is a highly flexible and comprehensive evaluation and development platform for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects.

The platform delivers tested, proven, secure and integrated hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors and embedded devices via gateway solutions or low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking technologies, right through to the cloud and enterprise software applications.

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MiniZed Board

MiniZed™ is a single-core Zynq 7Z007S development board. This board targets entry-level Zynq developers with a low-cost prototyping platform.


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NB-IoT Sensor Shield

The Avnet Silica NB-IoT Sensor Shield is a Cat M1 and NB-IoT board providing Arduino pinout connectors. The Arduino compatibility provides ultimate flexibility, leveraging on a huge ecosystem of compatible boards.

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Sensor Node Board

Avnet Silica partnered with ARM® mbed™, the IoT Device Platform, and developed Avnet Silica’s ST Sensor Node Board for smart sensing and cloud applications.

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