Kit speeds development of low power, wireless multimedia devices

MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 3, 2010)- Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectCore™ Wi-i.MX51 Digi JumpStart Kit® featuring the ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51, the industry’s first core module designed specifically for low power, wireless multimedia applications. The kit includes all of the tools necessary to make wireless product development easy including development board, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support package and a 7” WVGA LCD. The ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 enables wired and 802.11n networking for low power embedded applications with demanding performance requirements such as medical devices, digital signage, transportation, security and surveillance, point-of-sale equipment and industrial automation technology. Kits will be available at Embedded World Nuremberg on Digi’s booth located in Hall 12, booth 12-244.

“The ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 Digi JumpStart Kit features all of the tools necessary to build network enabled low power, wireless devices with leading user interface and multimedia capabilities,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “Design engineers can focus on other elements of a product design allowing organizations to get to market quickly.”

The ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 is a 32-bit module featuring the new high-performance Freescale i.MX515 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor with 600 and 800 MHz processor speeds. With Freescale’s 10-year processor availability guarantee and Digi’s five-year product warranty, it is an outstanding long-term availability solution.  

The ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 features 10/100 MBit Ethernet networking and a pre-certified 802.11a/b/g/n wireless interface. Pre-certification eliminates the need to certify wireless products which can be costly and time consuming. It also includes powerful image/video processing and dual-display capabilities, an on-chip hardware encryption accelerator, industrial temperature rating, integrated accelerometer and ZigBee connectivity options.

ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 early availability Digi JumpStart kits for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 are available now for $795. Embedded Linux support is also available. Customization capabilities are available through Spectrum Design Solutions, Digi’s design and wireless consulting division. For more information, visit