The GainSpan Hostless HomeKit Application Development Kit (ADK) is an evaluation and developer platform supporting Apple’s Homekit framework. Based on the GS2101 or GS2200 modules and associated Evaluation Board (EVB), this developer platform supports all profiles and services defined in Apple's Homekit Accessory Protocol (HAP), release R7 specification, and has completed Apple’s Adjunct Review certification process. The EVB and embedded software application supports Bonjour discovery and secure provisioning using Apple's Wireless Authentication Co-processor (WAC). The hardware Platform includes onboard temperature and light sensors and Apple’s WAC chip, pre-installed. The Application Evaluation Kit (AEK) includes a pre-installed firmware binary for demonstration of the embedded Homekit application. The ADK and AEK are available only for customers who are verified Apple MFi licensees.
GainSpan has developed all of the embedded networking and application software that operates internal to the Wi-Fi module. The GS2000 Low Power Wi-Fi SoC and associated GS2101 or GS2200 module has sufficient internal CPU and memory resources to execute all platform software including hosting the HomeKit application without the need for an external MCU in the system. The EVB and application software provide a HomeKit development platform, from which users can build end-product accessories using the embedded software APIs and supported HomeKit services.
GainSpan’s successful completion of Apple’s Adjunct Review (AR) process assures that HomeKit Accessory developers can reduce their time to market by developing their end-product on top of an Apple HomeKit certified solution.