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Visible Things

The edge to enterprise IoT platform

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.

Visible Things starter kits

To help users get up and running quickly with their IoT project, there are three Visible Things™ reference-design starter kit boards available, each managed by ARM® Cortex® based microcontrollers.

  • A Gateway board, which manages the all the necessary connectivity to the cloud service via Wi-Fi, and a smart sensor board including Bluetooth Smart connectivity and a range of sensors including motion, temperature/humidity and light/proximity. The kit also contains an integrated antenna and a mini-USB cable. A GSM peripheral module with embedded SIM and SIM-connector options is available as an expansion option to the gateway board to enable cellular connectivity up to cloud enterprise software services.
Visible Things starter kits simplified block diagram
  • The second and third kits are designed for use with the SIGFOX and LoRaWAN™ networks, and include respective SIGFOX and LoRaWAN module sensors, with each board also integrating additional motion and light sensors. IoT application messages can be exchanged with the cloud service without the need to communicate via a gateway.

Also available in the Visible Things platform is a mobile app that runs on iOS and Android and provides users with easy access to local hardware configuration and also to support connection to cloud services.

Product Brief

Visible Things solutions

Sponsoring Partners

Supporting Partners logos: Infineon, Mirochip, Renesas, Silicon Labs, Windows Azure, NXP, STMicroelectronics



The Starter Kits are now available in our online store. Order now and contact our Visible Things team for more information.


Avnet Silica's Visible Things Entry Starter Kit in a box.

Entry Starter Kit

The Visible Things Entry Starter Kit consists of a smart sensor with Bluetooth Smart connectivity through to a gateway.

Avnet Silica's Visible Things Industrial Kit in a box.

Industrial Starter Kit

The new Visible Things Industrial Starter Kit comes with a BLE Environmental Sensor.

BLE smart sensor board

Smart Sensors

We're offering various additional smart sensors that can also be purchased separately, e.g. a LoRaWan Sensor Board, a SigFox Sensor Board or a Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Smart Sensor Board

GSM PMOD sample image


As an expansion to the gateway board a GSM PMOD is offered with embedded SIM and SIM connector options. For example a 3G PMOD with eUICC and Vodaphone profile embedded.