Internet of Things Projects & Prototyping Consumer Electronics
Kinoma Create--launched today in a crowdfunding campaign--helps software
developers become makers, makers tackle projects with less hassle, and
designers prototype products faster
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kinoma^®, an integrated team of designers and engineers within semiconductor
company Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), today launched its Indiegogo crowdfunding
construction kit that helps software developers become makers, makers tackle
projects with less hassle, and designers prototype products faster.
Kinoma Create includes the hardware needed to start creating connected
consumer electronics and their companion apps. Kinoma Create integrates a
power-efficient CPU; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity; a capacitive
touchscreen; and numerous input/output options for external sensors, LEDs, and
input devices. All this is enclosed in a stylish, adaptable case that makes
projects portable, and adds polish to product prototype demonstrations.
Kinoma Platform Runtime (KPR) is the software at the heart of Kinoma Create.
KPR draws from 12 years of experience building applications for consumer
accessible to novice programmers, while its advanced architecture empowers
professional programmers to deliver commercial products more easily. Kinoma
Studio is the development environment for KPR. Kinoma Studio includes the
Kinoma Create simulator to speed development, a wireless debugger to eliminate
cables, and application packagers for iOS and Android to build mobile apps
with KPR that interact with Kinoma Create prototypes.
Kinoma Createis a full hardware-software product expressly designed to help:
oWeb and Node.js developers quickly feel right at home, because it's based
oMakersbuild projects with less hassle, so they can focus on the fun parts
of projects instead of the drudgery of starting from zero.
oDesignersbuild products faster by rapidly creating and testing portable
prototypes, as well as ship real consumer products on the same platform.
Early-adopters of Kinoma Create have been able to build interesting projects
in just a few weeks:
oUltimate Aquarium Controller (Missouri) – Removable Wi-Fi system for
keeping check of temperature, power consumption, salinity, water level,
light, and pumps of aquariums.
oCowboys (Toronto) – Interactive game that tests the strength, intelligence
and social media skills of players, as well as how much they've had to
oReassuring Box (Tokyo) – Home monitoring system that gives piece of mind
before leaving the house or going to sleep.
"Kinoma Create is designed to be designed with—a tabula rasa for prototyping.
It's flexible and facile, opening new paths to creating everything from
personal tinkerings to my research projects to first cuts of new products for
testing in our company. It feels inclusive, intuitive, and complete, yet ready
to adapt for my (occasionally offbeat) ideas. I'm into rapid sensor
integration, and Kinoma Create pushes the boundaries of how quickly I can
evolve my projects to get feedback from my teams and users," said Valkyrie
Savage, EECS PhD Student and co-founder of Savage Internet.
"Product engineers have been working on fragile development boards with
complex embedded tools for too long. It's time for a change. Kinoma Create is
the next wave of hardware for developing consumer electronics," commented
Peter Hoddie, Marvell's Kinoma VP. "We've rethought the developer experience
from the outside in. Innovations in Kinoma Create's case are just a hint at
the software innovations inside. We're launching Kinoma Create to help
software developers, makers, and product prototypers bring their ideas to
oKinoma Create: The crowdfunding campaign for Kinoma Create is live on
Indiegogo, at http://igg.me/at/kinoma. Campaign perk levels are designed
to reward early support, educators, and those who would benefit from
additional access to the expertise of the Kinoma team.
oKinoma Studio: Marvell is making Kinoma Studio immediately available as a
free download at kinoma.com/studio.
Connect with Kinoma at SXSW 2014
Kinoma Create is featured at SXSW 2014 in Marvell's booth on the tradeshow
floor (stand number 135) adjacent to the Next Stage in the Austin Convention
Center. An application developed using KPR, Kinoma Connect, is also being
demonstrated at Marvell's booth. Additionally, the Kinoma team will be
presenting the demo-rich talk "How (And Why!) To Prototype Your Hardware For
Your Software" on the Next Stage on Monday March 10 at 3:30PM. For more
The Kinoma group creates consumer electronics products, and helps others to
rapidly prototype and create products themselves. The tightly integrated
design and engineering team is situated within semiconductor giant Marvell.
Marvell acquired Kinoma in 2010 because of the team's proven heritage in
software architected for high performance on everything from phones and
tablets, to the "Internet of Things" (IoT). For more information, visit
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions and Kinoma software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle."
From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital
entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product
portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance,
security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful
consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their
customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass
appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access
to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is
committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.Marvell.com.
Marvell, the M logo, Kinoma are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its
affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations
Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and
consumer silicon solutions.
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