New expansion board configures sensor environment in five minutes

18-06-2018 | ROHM Semiconductor | Subs & Systems

ROHM has released a new sensor shield (expansion board) equipped with eight sensor boards (e.g. accelerometer, barometric pressure, geomagnetic, heart rate sensors, etc.) created for use with existing open platform MCU boards such as Arduino, and mbed.

The SensorShield-EVK-003 is the most recent sensor evaluation kit offered by the company. The updated kit bundles eight individual sensor boards produced by the group (including a new optical heart rate sensor) along with a shield board for linking to open platforms, making it easy to configure a sensor environment by incorporating software and connecting to Arduino Uno or other popular MCU board. This allows immediate verification of sensor operation and helps the design of sensor devices, greatly reducing development load while encouraging the expansion of the IoT market.

The company group began offering open source platform tools such as the Lazurite series that facilitate IoT prototyping and initial development. Moving forward the company will continue to develop sensor devices that achieve greater comfort and safety in the IoT and other expanding markets.

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