Amazon Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) Solutions

With Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) you can quickly and easily build products your customers will love, all at a fixed per-device cost. For your customers, products built with ACK include Alexa control through voice and mobile applications, Amazon’s Wi-Fi Simple Setup, and Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (optional). For developers, ACK enables you to connect your devices to Alexa without worrying about managing cloud services, writing an Alexa Skill, or developing complex networking and security firmware.

Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) is a managed service that makes it easy to integrate Alexa into your smart products. With ACK, you don't need to write an Alexa skill, manage a cloud service, or develop complex network and security firmware to connect your product to Alexa. Instead, you integrate the ACK module into your product and pay a one-time fixed cost. ACK provides the managed services, software, and tools you can use to develop and manage your Alexa-connected smart products on an ongoing basis. With an ACK-based smart product, your users benefit from Alexa device control and other features, such as Amazon's Wi-Fi simple setup.

ESPRESSIF ALEXA CONNECT KIT (ACK) module ESP32-PICO-V3-Zero and development board ESP32-PICO-V3-Zero-DevKit, support users to easily build Alexa Internet of Things devices, No need to manage cloud services, write Alexa skills, mobile apps, or other complex devices. They provide Alexa connectivity and support functions such as a Frustration Free Setup (FFS) simple distribution network and the Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) rapid Replenishment Service.

The Numicro M032 is a perfect match for Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) to easily implement IoT devices

Building Internet of Things (IoT) devices has never been easier. In the past, the biggest obstacle to the development of IoT devices has been the complexity of integrating existing technologies and connected systems. Thanks to the efforts of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) reduces the barriers for developers, making it easier to implement IoT devices, and making it easier and faster to deploy new IoT devices and Services.

A typical IoT device contains three main functional modules:

1. Network connectivity: Wi-Fi System-On-Chip (SoC) provides physical and link layer connectivity to the customer's home Wi-Fi network.

2. Connecting the Internet of Things to the cloud: For connecting the Internet of Things to the cloud, we can use microcontrollers to operate and implement the Internet of Things protocol (such as HTTP, WebSocket, TLS, MQTT, etc.) Protocol-System (RTOS) in real time. In addition, the MCU needs to provide comprehensive security features to protect IoT devices from malware attacks.

3. Device control: Depending on the application, different IoT devices have different requirements. No one solution fits all home appliance applications. For example, a simple smart switch might require only GPIO pins to turn on and off, and a ceiling fan might require a PWM signal to control the fan motor.

Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) uses Amazon-managed hardware modules to Connect any device to the Internet and Alexa, so developers don't have to worry about cloud service management, Alexa's operational design, and complex network and firmware security. In addition, with the Numicro ® M032 Host MCU (HMCU), ACK developers can take advantage of the Numicro ® M032's common I/O peripheral interface for a variety of device control functions to meet the needs of most smart home appliances.

Now the Nuvoton Numicro ® M032 series of microcontrollers are ready to meet Amazon's Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) platform and ecosystem, which allows customers to easily and quickly build smart connected devices that are compatible with Alexa, Without having to worry about complex IoT device system integration. Nuvoton Numicro ® M032 is based on the ARM Cortex M0 HMCU with a variety of I/O interfaces including GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC, DAC, etc. Xintang Technology has completed the HMCU NuTemp-ACK module, which integrates the USI MT7697H ACK into the stamp size module. At the same time, Xintang Technology integrated ACK and HMCU preset firmware to complete Alexa "Lighting" equipment. Developers can easily attach the toughness body to a postage stamp sized module on demand, integrate it into their existing home appliances, and convert it into Alexa-enabled devices such as ovens, microwaves, fans, thermostats, home security, and more.