ASIX is looking to the future with its new AXM23001 module developed to get everyday products online.
The AXM23001 supports a variety of devices and standards to help get household products online.
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Taiwan-based ASIX Electronics has come out with a new Wi-Fi module designed specifically for Internet of Things devices. The AXM23001 is meant to be a cost-effective module, which will get various devices such as home appliances and security systems online. It is compatible with BLE, ZigBee and Z-Wave systems. The product uses an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU with 2MB flash memory. It supports Simple Config API, WPS and AP mode to help users connect devices using tablets and smartphones, and has Google Firebase API support for cloud computing.
With this latest release, ASIX recognizes the importance of small, low-cost modules that will be put in a wide variety of products. As the IoT market grows, components manufacturers are going to be looking for more ways to shrink connectivity products while maintaining quality. Early smart home adopters do not have a large number of devices connected at once. As the the number of IoT products in homes increase, devices will need to reliably stay connected and properly manage bandwidth constraints. Universal components that work just as well in a thermostat as in a coffee machine or a refrigerator are also important. It seems ASIX, along with some other microchip producers, is trying to get ahead of what analysts are predicting will be a booming market within a few years.
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