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Apr 26, 2021

Digi International (Digi), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that enable design engineers to minimize costs and accelerate time-to-market. Offering cloud integration, global connectivity, software and tools, embedded system on modules (SOMs), and support and design services–Digi International’s solutions are reliable, scalable, secure, and manageable. For embedded developers designing advanced applications, Digi has launched the sophisticated, next-generation Digi ConnectCore® 8 Family of SOMs and a series of Digi XBee® 3 Cellular Development Kits.


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Optimal for use in Medical, Industrial, Energy, Transportation, or Smart City applications–Digi International’s Digi ConnectCore 8 family and Digi XBee 3 Cellular dev kits allow OEMs to rapidly prototype and develop entire product families to address time-to-market pressures and resource limitations or meet varied price and performance targets. Digi’s suite of solutions support design engineers at all phases of the development cycle; offering development tools and libraries, integrated security, memory, power management, pre-certified wireless connectivity, and a choice of operating systems. Interested in getting started with the Digi ConnectCore 8 or Digi XBee 3 Cellular dev kits? Contact Symmetry Electronics to find out if you qualify for a free dev kit that best suits your project needs.

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Digi ConnectCore 8 Family - Dev Kits

Based on the Digi ConnectCore 8 family of SOMs, the Digi ConnectCore 8 dev kits offer a complete solution for industrial and medical OEMs; enabling deep HW/SW integration, rapid development, and low total cost-of-ownership. Built on the NXP i.MX8 processor, the Digi ConnectCore 8 is available in three scalable options (8X, 8M Mini, and 8M Nano). Key applications include Human Machine Interface (HMI), equipment monitoring, audio/voice, edge compute, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

Key Features:

  • Flexible wireless connectivity: Seamless integration and pre-certified wireless connectivity options including Digi XBee (LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 2.4 GHz), Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
  • Sophisticated features built on top of the NXP Linux and Android Board Support Packages (BSPs): Superior BSPs with extensive testing, development tools, and hardware interface APIs.
  • Better support: Global product support, best-in-class sales engineering, documentation, and development tools.
  • Built-in security tools: Embedded security without having to design features from scratch.



Digi ConnectCore 8 SOM Comparison at a Glance


Digi XBee 3 Cellular Dev Kits

Offering the latest in LTE cellular technology, the Digi XBee 3 Cellular dev kits provide OEMs with a simple and quick way to integrate cellular connectivity into devices. Future-proof your designs with reliable, low-power cellular connectivity while eliminating the time-consuming and expensive FCC and carrier end-device certification process. The Digi XBee 3 Cellular dev kits offer the flexibility to switch between wireless protocols or migrate to LTE-M or NB-IoT.

Digi XBee 3 Cellular Dev Kit Data Sheets


Interested in getting started with the Digi ConnectCore 8 or Digi XBee 3 Cellular dev kits? Contact Symmetry Electronics to find out if you qualify for a free dev kit that best suits your project needs.

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Written By: Savannah Cuthbert


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