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Digi Enables the Development of a Wider Variety of Networked Devices with Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework

- Powerful combination of ConnectCore™ 9P 9215 with Microsoft .NET Micro Framework ideal for developing small, network-connected devices -

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Sept. 30, 2008) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced Microsoft .NET Micro Framework v2.5 support for the ConnectCore 9P 9215, a versatile ARM9-based Ethernet networking core module.  The .NET Micro Framework extends the reach of Microsoft’s embedded solutions to integrated device platforms with smaller memory footprints.  The ConnectCore 9P 9215 features a rich set of interfaces expanding the .NET Micro Framework’s capabilities into new applications such as networked sensor monitoring, data acquisition and machine control. 

“Digi was our first partner to offer Ethernet networking for the .NET Micro Framework,” said Colin Miller, Product Unit Manager, Microsoft.  “The .NET Micro Framework is an innovative platform for resource-constrained devices that brings the reliable and productive Visual Studio environment to the world of embedded development. The platform enables faster development of embedded systems that are smart, securely connected and easier to manage – a great partnership with Digi’s ConnectCore 9P 9215.”

The range of interfaces on the ConnectCore 9P 9215 allows almost any type of sensor or peripheral to be connected and controlled in the .NET Micro Framework,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International.  “This makes it ideal for a wide variety of .NET Micro Framework-based applications within vertical markets including, industrial automation, building automation, retail and healthcare.  Our collaboration with Microsoft has been strong, and we look forward to working closely with Microsoft on more products in the future.”

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 is a highly integrated and compact ARM® core module that features more interfaces than any other core module with the .NET Micro Framework including, 10/100 Ethernet, SPI, I2C, PWM, analog to digital conversion, a real-time clock and a memory/address bus for further expansion.  It also features advanced networking capabilities such as DNS, data encryption, and static and dynamic DHCP.  Additionally, the ConnectCore 9P 9215 features low power consumption and advanced power management features including Dynamic Power Control™, a patented switchable processor speed that allows customers to change processor speed from an application or shut down selected features to reduce power use. 

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 is based on the new Digi NET+ARM NS9215 microprocessor.  Because the module is designed with Digi’s own microprocessor, long-term availability is guaranteed, and an easy conversion path to a cost reduced chip-based design with minimal changes to software is ensured.  

The ConnectCore 9P 9215 Digi JumpStart™ Kit for Microsoft .NET Micro Framework is available now for $499 MSRP.  The ConnectCore 9P 9215 module is available for $63 in quantities of 1,000.  For more information, please visit www.digi.com/cc9p9215.


About Digi International

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Digi International
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