WaRPboard.org is a nonprofit community based organization providing service and support for the wearables reference platform (WaRP). The solution's hardware and software will be open sourced and community driven. No closed development tools or licensing fees are required when used in conjunction with open source resources.
WaRPboard implements a hybrid architecture to address the evolving needs of the wearables market. The platform consists of a main board and an example daughtercard with the ability to add additional daughtercards for different usage models. In this hybrid architecture, the guts of the design is done on the main board with Freescale's i.MX 6SoloLite applications processor, and a secondary microcontroller, Freescale's Kinetis KL16 MCU, is implemented on the daughtercard, which is used as a sensor hub as well as a wireless charging MCU.
WaRPboard is a result of collaboration by several companies who have experience and technology solutions with the wearables market. Freescale provides the enabling technology with the controllers, sensors and wireless charging, while Revolution Robotics and Kynetics are the platform hardware and software developers. To get the latest updates, please register at WaRPboard Google Group.