High data throughput, low power consumption, and low latency UWB communication lines may be developed quickly and easily using SPARKs Software Development Kit 1.0.
Fremont, CA: “Release of the SPARK SDK 1.0 represents another milestone in our effort to proliferate our products using the unique SPARK UWB technology and support fast time to market for a wide range of customer applications.” comments Frederic Nabki, Co-Founder and CTO, SPARK Microsystems. SPARK Microsystems, a Canadian fabless semiconductor firm focusing on next-generation ultra-wideband (UWB), has made Software Development Kit 1.0 (SDK) available now for their SR1000 Series UWB transceivers. SPARK's SDK is to be used to simplify and accelerate the creation of UWB communication lines with a high data rate, low power consumption, and low latency for various applications. This software development kit employs the SPARKs Evaluation Kit (EVK) board as a reference hardware platform for the development and debugging of source code.
The SPARK Software Development Kit contains a complete set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to ease the development of diverse software applications without having direct access to and control of the UWB transceiver. In conjunction with the example application code offered in the SDK, this enables more efficient development of new SPARK UWB-based applications.
Developers can utilize the SPARK SDK to create UWB-based products and applications by employing its set of software development tools and examples. The SDK provides multiple easy and succinct application examples to educate developers on the use of SPARK core libraries, such as the SPARK Wireless Core and the SPARK Audio Core, which provide additional functionality and reduce development time. It also includes a board support package (BSP) that allows developers to test application examples on a hardware platform that has previously been supported and tested. In addition, SPARK's SDK enables developers to experiment with SPARK technology by modifying existing apps and testing and debugging code on SPARK's EVK boards easily.