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Hackster: Secure Everything

An overview of Microsoft’s highly secured Azure Sphere MCU. Learn how you can use Avnet's Azure Sphere Starter Kits to rapidly prototype your next IoT solution.

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Follow our community developers as they test Avnet's Azure Sphere Starter Kits in practical applications.

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Starts July 15, 2019

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Security in the OS

An OS purpose built for security and agility to create a trustworthy platform for new IoT experiences. A secured OS builds security innovations pioneered in Windows into an HLOS small enough for MCUs.

Secured from the silicon up. This new crossover class of MCUs now combines both real-time and application processors with built-in Microsoft security technology and connectivity.

Security in the cloud

Protect devices with a cloud built for IoT security. The Azure Sphere Security Service renews device security, identifies emerging threats, and brokers trust among device, cloud, and other endpoints.

What is the Azure Sphere?

Security in the MCU

The Azure Sphere is a 3-part solution to create highly-secured, connected MCU powered devices.

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Avnet Azure Sphere Development Kit Specs

Carrier Board

  • Two MikroE Click board expansion sockets
  • Grove expansion connector (I2C)
  • Onboard sensors:
  • 3-Axis accelerometer
  • 3-Axis Gyro
  • Temperature
  • Pressure/Barometric
  • Ambient Light
  • Interface for optional OLED 128x64 display
  • USB Interface
  • Supports debug, service & recovery
  • UARTs, and JTAG
  • User pushbutton switches and LEDs
  • 5V to 3.3V Power regulation
  • DC Supply Input: 
  • USB 5V from the host computer
  • Terminal footprints for external 5V DC and VBAT supplies 

Azure Sphere Module

  • Arm Cortex-A7 application processor SoC
  • 3x ISU interfaces configured for UART, SPI, I2C 
  • ADC/GPIO: 3x 12-bit ADC inputs (or 3 GPIOs) 
  • PWM/GPIO: 9x PWM outputs (or up to 24 GPIOs)
  • RTC (requires VBAT supply)
  • Dual-band 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Dual-band 2.4/5GHz chip antenna

Compatible with Mikroe Click Boards™

Mikroe UV click board

UV Click

Warns you of excesive ultraviolet radiation levels.

DC Motor 3 Click by Mikroe

DC Motor 3 Click

Add-on board capable of outputting currents of up to 3.5 A with 30V, making it suitable for high-power motors.

OLED B click display by Mikroe

OLED B Click Display

Carries a 96 x 39px blue monochrome passive matrix OLED display.

 BLE 3 Click by Mikroe

BLE 3 Click

Adds Bluetooth Low Energy to your project. It also comes with an integrated antenna mounted on the PCB.

Mikroe UV click board

NFC Click

Add contactless payment systems, electronic ticketing, smartcards and more to your project.

4X4 RGB Click by Mikroe

4X4 RGB Click

Matrix of 16 "intelligent" RGB elements, forming a 4x4 display screen.

Solar Energy Click by Mikroe

Solar Energy Click

An all-in-one battery charger and solar energy harvester.

Relay Click by Mikroe

Relay Click

Can control power to small home appliances, lights, or power on the entire embedded system.

Heart Rate 4 Click by Mikroe

Heart Rate 4 Click

Carries a high-sensitivity pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensor.

Air Quality 2 Click by Mikroe

Air Quality 2 Click

Measures VOC levels and provides CO2 equivalent and TVOC equivalent predictions.

Ethernet Click by Mikroe

ETH Click

Features a 28-pin, 10BASE-T stand alone Ethernet Controller.

Touchkey 2 Click by Mikroe

Touchkey 2 Click

Contains four capacitive pads powered by Microchip's ATtiny817.

Haptic Click by Mikroe

Haptic Click

Carries DRV2605, a Haptic Driver for ERM and LRA vibration motors.

Charger Click by Mikroe

Charger Click

Carries both a battery charger controller and a battery charge monitor, along with a battery connector. 

DIGI POT 2 Click by Mikroe

DIGI POT 2 Click

Add-on board with a single channel digital potentiometer TPL0501 with 256 wiper positions.

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Azure Sphere module next to a quarter, which both are the same height.

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Easily expand the capabilities of your Azure Sphere kit. Learn how to implement Mikroe Click Boards™ with your Azure Sphere kit here.


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