Helium Development Kit

$99.00

The Development Kit enables developers and companies to get started quickly. 

Included in the kit is our Element Access Point and 1 Atom Development Board - everything you need for your first time developing with Helium.

The Helium Element Access Point comes in two variations:

  • (1) Ethernet connectivity for backhaul or (2) Cellular and Ethernet connectivity for backhaul (ships to US and Canada only)

Still have questions? Schedule a complimentary 30 minute 1 on 1 video chat with our Customer Success team who'll guide you through our platform.

What can I sense?

Regardless of the asset you need to sense, whether it be machinery or environments – the Helium Development Kit makes building custom sensing solutions ultra-simple.

Your data will be pushed to Helium and visible through our Dashboard, or using our rich API endpoints.

Access to Helium Dashboard

Your first Ethernet Element and Helium Development Board comes with free monthly subscription 

Cost includes:

  • Secure Network Access
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage
  • Support for Hardware and Software
  • Security Patches
  • Firmware Updates

What is Helium?

Helium is a full stack IoT Developer Platform for designing, building and deploying enterprise-grade sensing solutions. Utilize our simple yet powerful hardware Developer Kit, a comprehensive RESTful API and a suite of software Libraries and SDKs which make developing your own sensing solutions easy.

Learn More at Helium.com

Helium Atom Development Board

The Helium Atom Development Board lives at the heart of your development workflow, allowing you to bring the physical world online. The Atom Development Board contains a Helium Atom Module, two on-board sensors, battery pack, and serial connection for script programming.

When powered, the Development Board will automatically connect to the nearest Helium Element Access Point and report temperature and pressure data, all viewable on the Helium Dashboard.

System Features

  • Zero-configuration on-boarding
  • Long range dual-band wireless connectivity, switches between 2.4Ghz and sub-Ghz as required in noisy environments
  • Temperature and pressure sensor
  • ARM Cortex M4 application processor for edge computing
  • 32MB onboard flash memory for backup storage (store and forward) and firmware update storage
  • OTA firmware updates from Helium platform
  • Programmable with Helium Script to interpret sensor signals (analog or digital)
  • Edge computing to transmit only the data that matters
  • Digital interrupt pads for I2C devices to wake the board
  • Connectors for analog and digital extension boards allow for connection of millions of off-the-shelf sensors (sold separately)
  • Hardware root of trust for encryption, authentication, and authorization from sensor to Helium Cloud
  • Included antennas to increase effective network range for prototyping

Technical Specifications

Networking standards

IEEE 802.15.4

Network topology

Star/hub & spoke

Application Processor

ARM Cortex M4 (STM32L476JEY6TR)

Onboard flash memory

32MB Flash

Frequency Band

  • 915 MHz & 2.4Ghz (North America)
  • 868 MHz & 2.4Ghz (EU)
  • Onboard Sensors

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Security

    Hardware-based encryption, authentication and authorization

    Power Options

    Powered via battery or micro-USB cable. Includes 2000mAh battery and micro-USB cable.

    Certifications:

  • FCC ID: 2ADMK-1
  • IC ID: 12590A-1
  • Helium Element Access Point

    The Helium Element Access Point is an 802.15.4 gateway with cellular and ethernet connectivity. When deployed, Helium Atom-powered devices within range will automatically connect and send data to the Cloud via the Access Point.

    Still have questions? Schedule a complimentary 30 minute 1 on 1 video chat with our Customer Success team who'll guide you through our platform.

    System Features

    • Available in two configurations: (1) Ethernet connectivity for backhaul or (2) Cellular and Ethernet connectivity for backhaul
    • Intelligently switches between Cellular and Ethernet
    • Long range wireless connectivity indoors between multiple floors, outdoors exceeding one city block with onboard antennas
    • Hardware-level encryption
    • RGB LED to indicate fault/operational conditions

        Technical Specs

         Networking standards

        IEEE 802.15.4

        Computing platform

      • AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 Processor
      • 512MB DDR3 RAM
      • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
        • Backhaul connectivity

          Two models available:

          (1) Ethernet

          (2) Cellular and Ethernet

          (Ethernet requires DHCP, DNS, Egress on port 2154 or 443)

          Typical operating range

          1 Access Point covers approximately 4,500 sq. feet under normal conditions

          Number of supported connected devices

          Unlimited

          Frequency Band

        • 915 MHz & 2.4Ghz (North America)
        • 868 MHz & 2.4Ghz (EU)
          • Security

            Hardware-based encryption, authentication, and authorization

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