HomeKit Enabled Chicken Coop with NFC Access Control

Document created by Diana Torres Employee on May 5, 2016Last modified by Diana Torres Employee on Apr 5, 2017
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HomeKit accessory example and development system implementing a HomeKit controlled chicken coop door with NFC chicken identification, based on the Kinetis K64 microcontroller (MCU), HomeKit SDK, and Arcturus Networks IoT system




  • The Arcturus Networks uCMK64-IoT board is a 60x60mm module for developing secure IoT devices that require a combination of connectivity and control. Includes Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • HomeKit Software Development Kit (SDK) from NXP offers support for home automation applications using Apple HomeKit technology, delivering exceptional performance and advanced security.
  • NXP Kinetis K64 120MHz MCU based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, 256 KB SRAM, 1 MB Flash, and with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.
  • NXP NFC Controller PN7120, full NFC solution for easy integration into any OS environment, with integrated firmware and NCI interface designed for contactless communication at 13.56 MHz.



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