XK53 - IoT Core Kit

Save 10%
$384.95 USD
$344.95 USD

5-10 Days Worldwide Delivery


This IoT Kit consists of the following xChips:

  • 2 x AH01 - SHA-256 Hardware Encryption
  • 1 x AI01 -  I2C MultiPlexer
  • 1 x BR01 - Raspberry Pi Bridge
  • 1 x CW01 - Wi-Fi Core
  • 1 x CW02 - Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Core
  • 2 x IP01 - USB Programming Interface
  • 2 x OC03 - Relay Out 
  • 1 x OC05 - Servo Driver 
  • 1 x PL01 - 3.7v LiPo Battery Power Supply
  • 1 x SH01 - Capacitive Touch
  • 1 x SL06 - Gesture
  • 2 x SU02 - Universal Digital Input
  • 1 x SW02 - VOC and Weather Sensor
  • 1 x SX02 - Universal Analog Input 
  • 3 x XC10 - 10-Pack xBus Connectors


AH01 - SHA-256 Hardware Encryption

This xCHIP is a core encryption module which forms part of the Crypto module range, running a security algorithm based on SHA-256.

This xCHIP includes the ATECC508A from Atmel, which is a secure Crypto Authentication device, which is equipped with an EEPROM array that can be used for storing of up to 16 key, certificates, consumption logging, security configurations and other types of secure data. Access to the various sections of memory can be restricted in several different ways and then the configuration can be locked permanently, to prevent changes.

The ATECC508A features a wide array of defense mechanisms specifically designed to prevent physical attacks on the device itself, or logical attacks on the data transmitted between the device and the system. Hardware restrictions on the ways in which keys are used or generated provide further defense against certain styles of attack.

Access to the device is made through a standard I2C interface at speeds of up to 1 Mb/s.

AI01 - I2C MultiPlexer

This xCHIP is an interface module, based on the PCA9548A by NXP Semiconductors, which enables users to add more than one xCHIP with the same physical I2C address to a circuit. The PCA9548A operates as an I2C channel selector, this functionality is what enables communication with multiple I2C devices that have the same address. The channel selector ability is achieved through an octal bidirectional translating switch controlled by the I2C-bus.

BR01 - Raspberry Pi Bridge

This xCHIP is designed to interface with all Raspberry Pi modules. This provides an interface to support the ☒CHIP ecosystem, adding support for many additional sensors etc.

CW01 - WiFi Core

This xCHIP forms part of the core modules and is equipped with Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi module offers internet connectivity which allows the user to store data on the cloud which enables remote data access and opens up for the world of IoT.

CW02 - Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Core

An xCHIP core Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module. CW02 is based on the ESP32 which is a single 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip designed with TSMC ultra-low-power 40 nm technology and an Xtensa® Dual-core 32-bit LX6 microprocessor.

IP01 - USB Programming Interface

This xCHIP is an interface module which is equipped to power and program other modules via a USB A connector. The USB A connection is required for programming the range of CPU Core ☒CHIPS over the USB-serial bridge provided by the FT232R.

OC03 - Relay Out

OC03 is a low-voltage control relay module able to switch AC and DC loads.

The optically isolated relay is controlled by a PCA9554A IO expander, which provides an control interface to the switch. The PCA9554A has several selectable I2C addresses accessible via solder pads.

The TLP241A photorelay consist of a photo MOSFET optically coupled to an infrared light emitting diode which switches a AC or DC load. It provides an isolation voltage of 5000 Vrms, making it suitable for applications that require reinforced circuit insulation.

OC05 - Servo Driver (PCA9685, BU33SD5)

This xCHIP is an output control module, based on the PCA9685 from NXP Semiconductors. The PCA9685 is an I2C-controlled Pulse Width Modulation or PWM controller with a built-in clock. This controller used as an interface to accurately drive up to 8 servo motors. The module accepts an input power source locally to drive the motors.

The OC05 xCHIP is a servo motor controller driver that uses the PCA9685 PWM controller as servo interface supported by a BU33SD5 regulator to drive and accurately control up to 8 servo motors on a single module and act as a system power supply. The module has 8 standard 2.54 mm (0.1”) servo headers, plus 1 standard 2.54 mm (0.1”) battery/BEC input header.

PL01 - 3.7v LiPo Battery Power Supply

This xCHIP charges a 3.7v LiPo battery via power input from a Micro USB power source. Unless connected to this Micro USB power source, the circuit draws power from the LiPo battery and supply the xBUS with power.

The on-board MCP73831 LiPo battery charging IC offers a simple and efficient battery charging solution with various features, such as Auto Off, Cell Preconditioning, Cell Temperature Monitoring, Reverse Polarity Protection, Status Indication and Under Voltage Protection/Brown-Out. It is capable of charging the battery at a rate up to a maximum of 500 mA.

The equipped PAM2305 is a step-down current-mode, DC-DC converter. At heavy load, the constant frequency PWM control performs with excellent stability and transient response. To ensure the longest battery life in portable applications, the PAM2305 provides a power-saving Pulse Skipping Modulation (PSM) mode to reduce quiescent current under light load operation to save power.

SH01 - Capacitive Touch

This xCHIP is based on the CAP1296 which is a multiple channel capacitive touch sensor controller. Each sensor input is calibrated to compensate for system parasitic capacitance and automatically recalibrated to compensate for gradual environmental changes. In addition, the CAP1296 can be configured to detect proximity on one or more channels with an optional signal guard to reduce noise sensitivity. The CAP1296 includes Multiple Pattern Touch recognition that allows the user to select a specific set of buttons to be touched simultaneously. If this pattern is detected, a status bit is set and an interrupt is generated.

SL06 - Gesture Sensor

This xCHIP features advanced Gesture detection, Proximity detection, Digital Ambient Light Sense (ALS) and Color Sense (RGBC).

SU02 - Universal Digital Input

This xCHIP is a low-power, monolithic, 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

SW02 - VOC and Weather Sensor

This xCHIP is a digital 4-in-1 sensor with gas, humidity, pressure and temperature measurement based on proven sensing principles.

SX02 - Universal Analog Input 

This xCHIP is a low-power, monolithic, 8-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

XC10 - 10-Pack xBus Connectors