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The JN516x evaluation kit is specifically designed for use with the NXP® JN5161, JN5164 or JN5168 wireless microcontrollers, which feature an enhanced 32-bit RISC processor with best-in-class memory options -- up to 256 kB of embedded flash, 4 kB of on-chip EEPROM and 32 kB of RAM. The JN516x series devices also include an IEEE802.15.4 2.4-GHz transceiver and extensive analog and digital peripherals.
Providing all the components required for system development, the JN516x evaluation kit includes a series of wireless carrier boards; plug-in expansion boards; USB dongles; a remote control; a specially programmed Internet router running enhanced OpenWRT firmware; and a complete software design kit. This comprehensive development kit makes it easy to develop solutions for the Internet of Things using ZigBee, JenNet-IP or RF4CE. A list of the complete contents of the JN516x-001 evaluation kit is available on NXP.com:
Using the various demos included in the kit, designers can quickly produce proof-of-concept systems, with software that can then be used for end products using JN516x ICs or modules. The demos include:
• A JenNet-IP-based Smart Lighting demo which uses the router to support connection to a WLAN or the Internet
• A ZigBee Smart Energy demo that lets the user experiment with an energy service portal (via the USB dongle), an in-premise display (using the display expansion board), standalone meters for electricity and gas, or a range extender
• A ZigBee Light Link demo that gives the designer remote control of color LEDs on the lighting expansion board
• An RF4CE demo that lets the user select, play, forward, stop, pause, or change the volume on a Windows Media® Player application