Freescale’s Rapid Innovation Kittm (RIK) speeds your products through alpha/beta and gets you to market sooner.  During your initial alpha/beta/early release process, you need to identify and resolve problems to get your product to market quickly.  Then when your product begins shipping and starts to reach customers, you still need to identify problems and determine their frequency and cause.

RIK shows how your customers use your products.  It reveals your products’ technical strengths and weaknesses.  RIK allows you to confirm that your products correctly do what your customers want.

With RIK, you receive diagnostic data from your products and draw insights from those diagnostics.  

  • Debug and/or verify correct unit/system behavior in your lab.
  • Pro-actively identify and isolate intermittent or subtle “glitches” in fielded prototypes.
  • Determine what is confusing/frustrating your customers before they report them.
  • Track system/unit robustness metrics in fielded units.

Currently RIK is available for Freescale MQX RTOStm and Kinetistm processors.  A specially modified RIK version of the MQX Board Support Package (BSP) Low-Level Events in GA -- screenshotallows you to begin collecting and analyzing low-level events.  Examples are when products are turned on or off, what peripherals are used, when, how often, etc.

Note that you will need to make sure your customers are aware that the products they are using will be transmitting events back to you.  During alpha/beta/early adopter testing, users are nomally very eager to share information on product behavior.  Beyond the validation period it becomes especially important to communicate with your users to make sure they are aware of and approve of any information sharing.

To see how RIK helps speeeds up diagnostics and reduces the time you need for betas, Low-Level Events in GA -- barchartyou can download any of the reference demos for connected MQX devices.  By modifying a few lines in an environment file, you can be receiving data, analyzing it and drawing insights that speed your testing process.  You can send data from your products to a repository such as Sumo Logic, or an analytics engine such as Google Analytics, or both.  You can then use the built-in data visualization and analysis tools in the repository or analytics engine to draw insights.  To download the RIK version of MQX and begin capturing and analyzing low-level events, click here.

For application-level events, you can download the RIK Software Development Kittm (RIK SDK).  The RIK SDK lets you tag events in your application.  Once tagged, those events are sent to the repository or analytics engine you select.  To download the RIK SDK, click here.

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