Samsung Electronics has launched ARTIK, a new open platform that the company hopes will make it easier for developers to build IoT solutions.
“By leveraging Samsung’s high-volume manufacturing, advanced silicon process and packaging technologies, and extensive ecosystem, ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications,” Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.
Samsung is debuting three modules:
Artik 1 – a small entry-level 12mm device that a 250MHz dual-core processor with 4MB of flash memory. It has Bluetooth connectivity and a nine-axis movement sensor. This module is intended for lower-power IoT devices.
Artik 5 – a bit larger than the Artik 1, this module features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of flash memory, ideal for home hubs, drones and high-end wearables.
Artik 10 – powered by an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. According to Samsung, this module is designed for home servers, media applications, and various industrial applications.
“Industry requirements for IoT devices vary in terms of battery life, computational horse power and form factor,” said Sohn. “With this family of ARTIK offerings, Samsung is directly addressing the needs of the widest range of customers, uses and applications.”
Samsung is entering a market that have platforms from rivals Intel and Qualcomm.
But this isn’t the first time that Samsung has dabbled in IoT. Just last year it bought the IoT company SmartThings for $200 million.
Young Sohn told The Wall Street Journal that all Samsung product divisions will now use ARTIK technology.