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August 29, 2014

Broadcom Introduces Cheap Development Kit For Innovators

Idea Is to Get More Connected Devices Out to the Public

Developers may be getting a fast track for their ideas thanks to Broadcom Corporation.


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Earlier this week, the California-based company announced it has launched a new development kit in its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices. The idea behind the launch is to give developers an opportunity to quickly prototype their ideas for Internet of Things devices and apps.

“With hundreds of new ideas for applications and devices for the Internet of Things being hatched daily, it is critical that developers can quickly test their concepts and bring them to market ahead of the competition,” Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, stated in a release.

“Broadcom’s WICED Sense development kit provides an easy-to-use, low-cost and complete testing package for OEMs and start-ups alike to continue pushing the limits on technology innovation,” he said.

Considering Venture Beat reported it is estimated between 26 billion and 50 billion devices are expected to be Internet-connected by 2020, the $19.99 kit is likely to catch many people’s eye as they try to figure out how to make everything from pens to alarm clocks connected.

The kit will provide innovators of all sizes with a cost-effective platform minimizing set-up time and even allows for rapid demos of concepts. Lessening the amount of time developers need to see a product grow from an idea to an actual product should result in companies being able to bring even more devices to consumers.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.