GainSpan unveils SDK-Builder to create custom Wi-Fi solutions

Telecom Lead India: GainSpan, a provider of low-power
embedded Wi-Fi solutions, has launched a web-based tool called SDK-Builder.


The new tool enables developers to select Wi-Fi features
and build custom binary for their embedded devices, with no IDE tool chain.


The company claims that SDK-Builder, the first such tool
for the embedded Wi-Fi market, reduces development cost for companies designing
connected devices based on GainSpan’s Wi-Fi modules.


“With our growing customer base, there was
increasing interest from customers with no expertise or no special customization
needs, to get a low cost tool to customize the binary image for a given device
without code development,” said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of
marketing at GainSpan.


The new tool eliminates the need to use pre-built
firmware binary images, but rather allows users to create custom firmware
binary images on-demand tailored to their applications.


SDK-Builder provides a baseline default configuration
(essential wireless stack features, WPA/WPA-2 personal security and networking
services) and then lets developers choose the additional software features and
functionalities by selecting them on a menu.


In addition, SDK-Builder provides developers with
built-in intelligence to eliminate invalid code combinations, a real time
binary file size indicator to show total memory usage, and error alerts when
memory limits are exceeded.


SDK-Builder features host interfaces, security,
provisioning methods, application layer protocols, and over-the-air firmware
upgrade, using external flash and other test modes.


Last year, GainSpan Corporation unveiled its next-generation Wi-Fi module that brings future-proof
wireless connectivity to even more embedded devices.


The GS1500M is a high-performance 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi module with Wi-Fi Direct capability designed for embedded devices that
require next generation Wi-Fi connectivity services, such as security cameras,
home appliances and industrial control systems.


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