MEMS development platform combines comms, sensor and development technologies

08-06-2015 | Anglia | Design & Manufacture

Created by linking the Cinterion Concept Board by Gemalto to an
STMicroelectronics NUCLEO expansion board - Anglia Components has announced
a new evaluation platform for MEMS and environmental sensors.

Using source code supplied by Anglia, designers can request measurements
such as temperature, humidity, pressure, co-ordinates and g-force from the
on-board sensors using SMS communication or AT commands. The suite supports
customers with the evaluation and design process by providing the tools and
open source software required to facilitate further development using Java
as the design environment.

The Gemalto Cinterion Concept Board was specifically developed as an
incubator to open up the creation of innovative Internet of Things M2M based
systems to the huge and very innovative Java development community. The
Board provides a simple environment that offers the developer everything
that he or she needs to quickly transform exciting ideas into market ready
M2M applications. The Board includes the powerful Cinterion M2M module
offering global 2G and 3G cellular connectivity.

Anglia has harnessed the Concept Board to X-NUCLEO-IKS01A1, a motion MEMS
and environmental sensor expansion board from STMicroelectronics. The board
is designed around high performance STMicroelectronics accelerometer,
gyroscope, magnetometer, humidity, temperature and pressure sensors.

Anglia has created a live online demonstration of the concept. An
introductory video introduces the main features of the board, and
illustrates the simple steps involved in connecting the hardware, getting
the software running and controlling the boards using an SMS interface: The video also
illustrates the main features of the Gemalto Developer Zone, and its
SensorLogic cloud based enablement platform, each offering a wealth of
resources to speed the developer to a fully working design. Developers can
try a pre-configured live board located at Anglia live through its web site,
says the company.

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