Kinoma’s JavaScript-Powered Developer Products Make the IoT Scriptable — Get Hands-On Demos at the SXSW 2016 Trade Show!

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Santa Clara, CA (March 13, 2016) – Kinoma®, an integrated team of designers and engineers within semiconductor company Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), is bringing new IoT product development hardware and software to SXSW, in a demo-rich booth (#401) on the Trade Show floor. Developers adopt the Kinoma platform because they recognize the benefits of JavaScript for building IoT products, and the importance of making those devices end-user scriptable. The theme of our presence at this year’s show is, “Make Things Scriptable”.

“The IoT revolution needs a high level programming language—to open up embedded programming to more developers, and enable devices to adapt faster with end-user scripting. The Kinoma team is at SXSW to showcase XS6, its implementation of JavaScript 6th Edition designed to embed ES6 into IoT products,” said Peter Hoddie, Marvell’s VP of Kinoma.

New hardware products
Kinoma hardware is scriptable, open source, and designed for limitless customizability — with the developer’s choice of sensors and cloud services, as well as with connections to mobile devices, and other IoT hardware products.

  • Kinoma Create

    Kinoma Create is the JavaScript-powered device with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, touchscreen, speaker, and microphone. The device has recently been updated to include Bluetooth LE, ANCS, and 802.11b/g/n/ac support; a custom and more modern Linux distribution; and, doubling of flash memory. It is also the first device ever to ship with JavaScript 6th Edition at its foundation. Kinoma Create is now primed for an expanded range of uses by embedded developers, while keeping hardware exploration fun for makers. Kinoma Create will be featured in Kinoma’s booth.

    Kinoma Create retails for $149.95, but will be sold to SXSW Tradeshow attendees, in Kinoma’s booth, for just $99.95.

  • Kinoma Element

    At SXSW, Kinoma is showcasing Kinoma Element, the palm-sized IoT kit for developing production-ready embedded devices. With 16 programmable-pins, Kinoma Element is endlessly configurable to the ideas of makers and product developers. Connectivity is central to the design of Kinoma Element, with Wi-Fi g/n integrated into the microcontroller, which also reduces the device’s size and power consumption. The 200 MHz ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller in Kinoma Element saves RAM by using XIP to run native ARM and JavaScript code directly from flash memory.

    Kinoma will show a module based on the PCB found in Kinoma Element. The hardware measures less than 20mm square and 1mm thick, approximately the size of a U.S. quarter. It illustrates how little space is required to run the full ES6 language on extremely constrained devices, and the possibilities of adding Wi-Fi and end-user scripting to any product.

    Kinoma Element will be sold to SXSW attendees in Kinoma’s booth 401 for the retail price of $19.95.

New development tools
Building embedded device applications with JavaScript is at the heart of Kinoma’s software platform, and it is continuously evolving with IoT industry advances.

  • Kinoma Code

    Kinoma Code is the new Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) to script apps for Kinoma Element and Kinoma Create, and is being demonstrated for the first time at SXSW. Kinoma Code is a fresh take on the IDE with a speed and simplicity that makes scripting apps for IoT devices accessible even to novice programmers. Documentation and over 100 sample projects are built in to kick-start projects and learn Kinoma APIs. Kinoma hardware simulators allow development using virtual devices and sensors.

    Kinoma Code integrates tools not usually found in an IDE. Developers can configure Wi-Fi, reprogram hardware pins, update firmware, and scan network devices.

    Kinoma Code was built in ES6 on KinomaJS, the same software developers use to build their Kinoma JS apps. JavaScript 6th edition source code coloring, syntax checking, and code navigator are built in, making ES6 front and center in the IDE.

    Kinoma Code is available to download for Mac OS X at Linux and Windows versions of Kinoma Code are planned for future release. Kinoma Studio, the original IDE for scripting KinomaJS apps, is available as a download for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

  • KinomaJS Blocks

    With the visual programming tool KinomaJS Blocks, users write KinomaJS code by plugging blocks together. Developers use KinomaJS Blocks as a way to learn JavaScript for hardware, and to become familiar with KinomaJS APIs. KinomaJS Blocks has been expanded to give developers the ability to target Kinoma Element, as well as Kinoma Create, with the JavaScript code they generate.

    To use KinomaJS Blocks, go to It is free, and registration is not required.

“SXSW attracts a lively, diverse, and assertive mix of hackers, makers, designers, educators, and entrepreneurs — which is what makes it such a good fit for us. Kinoma’s developer community has always influenced the evolution of the product line. We’re also bringing a ton of new demos to Austin, to showcase IoT product development with JavaScript. We look forward SXSW’s response to our new products and demos,” commented Dr. Andy Carle, Kinoma’s User Experience Architect at Marvell.

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About Kinoma
Kinoma hardware products and software solutions are designed to take connected device ideas to prototype and production. Developers adopt the Kinoma platform to build IoT products in JavaScript, and to make those connected devices evolve faster with end-user scriptable enhancements. The platform is open source, so developers can customize Kinoma software across their product ecosystem, use preferred hardware components and cloud services, and do more with the products they create. Kinoma is leading the way in scripting for embedded systems, and making an entire product category more accessible to a wider pool of developers.

In 2010, Kinoma joined semiconductor giant Marvell, bringing the team’s proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones to tablets, to the Internet of Things. Marvell’s chips power everyday electronics, including Google Chromecast, Samsung Tablets, and Lenovo Smart TVs.

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About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From storage to cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, personal and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.

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