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Collaborative module from Murata & Electric Imp enables OEMs to tap IoT


Electric Imp, Los Altos CA, reached a strategic relationship with Murata Electronics North America Inc. to produce and sell its next generation WiFi enabled connectivity module. The collaboration brings together two leaders in each respective sector. Electric Imp is an Internet of Things-based service platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Murata is a worldwide electronics leader in research, design, manufacturing and sales of wireless module solutions.

Electric Imp’s new Murata-produced WiFi modules serve as the gateway for manufacturers to increase the capability and value of their products by connecting them to the Internet. The secure and scalable Electric Imp platform – a complete end-to-end solution featuring fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs, cloud servers – dramatically decreases cost and time to market, empowering manufacturers to create the best and smartest products and services possible.

The next generation imp module (imp003, Murata part number LBWA1ZV1CD) is 1/10th the size of first generation imp modules, and features easy to use power management and very flexible I/O configuration.

“Electric Imp’s platform delivers a quicker time-to-market solution in a complete package – hardware, software, security and cloud capabilities. In addition, Electric Imp’s open API architecture allows seamless integration to third party cloud platforms such as Salesforce 1, Xively and others,” says Mehul Udani, general manager, connectivity solutions, Murata Americas.