Matrix Labs partners with Premier Farnell for Matrix Creator Raspberry Pi add-on

June 26, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Premier Farnell has struck an exclusive partnership with Matrix Labs to manufacture and distribute Matrix Creator, a Raspberry Pi add-on that provides multiple functionality, to a global network of developers and makers of all skills levels. 

The $99 sensor-packed development board and platform allow developers to build IoT apps quickly and inexpensively for drones, robots, smart homes, security, gaming, retail, and whatever idea they imagine. The development board incorporates a Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA, an ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller, a range of sensors for motion, temperature, humidity, light, ultraviolet and infrared, an 8-microphone array and a 35-LED array. The microphone array, for example, allows a user to develop their own "do it yourself" Amazon Echo and Alexa based projects as well as voice recognition systems, with the eight microphones allowing devices to be activated from anywhere in a room. Similarly, the optical and physical sensors enable the development of facial recognition and motion detection devices for security applications.

The board, which can be programmed in 40 different languages, also incorporates integrated Z-Wave and zigbee communications plus connectivity via a wide range of analogue and digital input/output interfaces. It can also be used in stand-alone mode using its onboard processing capability.

MATRIX Labs – www.matrixlabs.ai