Comprehensive predictive maintenance kit enables rapid installation of battery-free smart passive sensors

11-01-2018 | ON Semiconductor | Test & Measurement

ON Semiconductor has a complete wireless battery-free sensing solution kit (SPSDEVK1) that enables the company’s innovative Smart Passive Sensors (SPS) to be quickly integrated into IoT applications. The solution kit is plug and play ready for users to instantly measure, aggregate and analyse the data for various IoT applications. SPS wireless and battery-free sensors enable the monitoring of many parameters such as pressure, temperature, moisture or proximity at the network edge where running wires or replacing batteries may be unrealistic. When interrogated by an RF reader, the SPS 'harvests' energy from the measuring signal, and then produces a rapid and highly accurate reading from the sensor. This cost-effective solution has notable benefits over other technologies and gives the potential to revolutionise low-power IoT sensing designs. Commenting on the launch of the kit, Gary Straker, vice president of the Protection and Signal Division at ON Semiconductor, said: “This comprehensive turnkey solution removes the need to source IoT solutions from multiple vendors and saves both time and money due to the ability to rapidly configure and modify multi-sensor IoT applications. Our innovative SPS sensors allow reading over greater distances than is possible with NFC and do not require a battery - a limitation of Bluetooth-based technologies. With the SPSDEVK1, both experienced and inexperienced designers can rapidly configure and deploy advanced energy-harvesting sensing solutions at the network edge.” CES 2018, January 9-12 in Las Vegas

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