SDK-Builder: Low Cost Tool to Create Custom Wi-Fi Solutions for the Internet of Things

GainSpan Corporation introduces this web-based tool that enables developers to select Wi-Fi features and build custom binary for their embedded devices, with no IDE tool chain.
SDK-Builder, the first such tool for the embedded Wi-Fi market, reduces development cost for companies designing connected devices based on GainSpan’s Wi-Fi modules.

SDK-Builder eliminates the need to use pre-built firmware binary images, but rather allows users to create custom firmware binary images on-demand tailored to their applications. This new tool provides a baseline default configuration (essential wireless stack features, WPA/WPA-2 personal security and networking services) and then lets developers choose the additional software features and functionalities by selecting them on a menu. Features include host interfaces, security, provisioning methods, application layer protocols, and over-the-air firmware upgrade, using external flash and other test modes.

In addition, SDK-Builder provides developers with built-in intelligence to eliminate invalid code combinations, a real time binary file size indicator to show total memory usage, and error alerts when memory limits are exceeded.