Evaluation board for battery-free wireless sensors and actuators
Design & Manufacture
The Spider, from Farsens, is an evaluation board for the ANDY100 UHF RFID
IC. The chip harvests radio frequency energy from commercial UHF RFID
readers and communicates with them using EPC C1G2 standard commands. Also,
it includes an SPI master to drive sensors while keeping the tag plus sensor
The Spider includes the ANDY100 chip and a start-up circuit to allow
developers to work directly with SPI sensors or connect a microcontroller of
their choice for further processing.
The Spider can also be used to test multiple sensor, actuator or other
devices. By balancing power consumption against read range, developers can
easily test / prototype different ideas and create proof of concepts that
can later on be implemented into final products, says the company.