San Jose, CA, Aug. 2, 2016 - Low power, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions leader GainSpan Corporation today announced the industry’s first "hostless" architecture solution with support for Apple's latest HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) specification release. GainSpan's low power, Wi-Fi module solutions now offer embedded HomeKit support, including a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) and a hardware reference design platform that has completed Apple's HomeKit certification. This enables product manufacturers to greatly accelerate their time-to-market for HomeKit-compatible accessories.
HomeKit from Apple is a framework supported on iOS devices that enables secure communication and control of connected accessories in the home. GainSpan's HomeKit Application Development platform is based on the new GS2200M mini module featuring GainSpan'’s custom Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC). This unique SoC architecture contains an integrated 802.11 b/g/n radio, dual integrated Cortex-M3 microcontrollers (MCU), extensive on-chip memory resources and a wide selection of digital plus analog interfaces that can be leveraged to host the entire HomeKit product application without need for additional external MCU’s in the system, thus reducing overall product cost, complexity and power consumption.
The GainSpan HomeKit Application Development Kit (ADK) includes an SDK supporting Apple's latest HomeKit Accessory Protocol specification, application source code examples for creating HomeKit accessories and a hardware development platform based on the GS2200M module with electrical schematics and circuit board design details.