Hi guys, I am a software engineer and I am working on a new wearable prototype (wristband kind).
At the moment I used an Arduino Uno starting kit to start to configure my Android and iOS SDK just to make some proof of concepts.
Right now I am in the phase of choosing the first development board for my physical prototype. The idea is to work on ARM Cortex A for low energy comsumption but also ARM Cortex M is interesting even if I believe that its power will blow away the battery in few days.
Before desigining any custom PCB I want to test out an ARM Cortex, plug my sensors, write the internal OS of the wearable and more forward from there.
What development kit do you suggest me to start with the evaluation of the ARM Cortex MicroCrontroller and mbed OS system?I have few requirements to start with:
About the sensors I don't really need a development board with already a gyro or other sensors in it. But I want the possibility of tests my own sensors with mbed OS.
It would be nice if you can point me to some development board kits like the Arduino Uno. Then from there my plan is to slowly design various versions of my custom PCB as soon as I have a stable prototype done with the development board.
Thank you Diya for the reply.
Actually is my fault, I didn't notice that area of the web site. Interesting cause I found some PCB to be quite inexpensive and I can even start to program an M0 and move forward if I realize I need more CPU power.
I think I can choose from those:
But if I look in terms of Price/Flexibility this one Nordic nRF51-DK seems to be best choice to start with.
It would be very interesting, if you have the time, to write a blog on your progress with this project.
What you are doing involves pulling together HW, SW, Sensors, Connectivity, etc etc to create a prototype.
I believe many people would love to know the good things and the bad things that you will encounter in building your prototype.
I have a technical blog here: Raffaeu's blog | A NET coder relocated in TurkeyAs soon as I will have something working and I will start to write firmwares in mbed OS and SDK for Android for sure I'll write some posts.