Out-of-the-box sensor development kit for power-optimised IoT applications

18-02-2019 | ON Semiconductor | Design & Manufacture

ON Semiconductor has introduced the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit, designed to give engineering teams a comprehensive platform for creating IoT applications with cutting-edge smart sensor technology, and enabled by what is claimed to be the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy radio. The kit brings together the highly integrated RSL10 SIP with a variety of advanced low power sensors from Bosch Sensortec. The development platform provides 9DoF detection and environmental monitoring, comprising ambient light, pressure, VOC, relative humidity and temperature. An ultra-low noise digital microphone is also incorporated, as well as a user-programmable RGB LED, three programmable push-button switches, and 64kbit of EEPROM. Commenting on the introduction of the kit, Dr Peter Weigand, vice president of marketing, Bosch Sensortec, said: “We were excited to work with ON Semiconductor on the RSL10 Sensor Kit. This small form-factor platform includes Bosch Sensortec’s highly integrated BME680 environmental sensor to detect a broad range of gases for air quality applications, as well as our BMM150 geomagnetic sensor and the BHI160 smart sensor for high accuracy motion sensing. The RSL10 Sensor Kit combines motion and environmental sensing with the ultra-low power capabilities of the Bluetooth 5 certified RSL10 to enable a new class of consumer and industrial IoT applications with improved sensor technology and longer battery life.” Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor added: “The RSL10 Sensor Development Kit, enabled by the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy radio, will set the standard for ultra-low-power Bluetooth enabled smart sensor design. We are delighted to have the support of Bosch Sensortec in bringing the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit to market.” Embedded World 2019, Feb 26-28, 2019, Booth 260, Hall 4A

By Craig Dyball