ON Semiconductor has introduced the Connected Lighting Platform, leveraging the company's expertise in PoE and ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, along with AC/DC and DC-DC power conversion design.
The prototyping platform allows engineering teams to explore and innovate in the connected lighting sector, where light fittings become part of the IoT. The platform control features multiple forms of connectivity, including Bluetooth Low Energy, provided by the RSL10 SIP and PoE. It offers up to 90W output power and gives two independent channels, each capable of supplying and controlling up to 16 LEDs. The high-efficiency modular platform also allows the development of battery-less LED lighting applications when employed together with the Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy Switch.
Comprehensive software tools support the platform, including an IDE, various use-cases, and mobile apps. The platform enables LEDs to be controlled wirelessly employing the RSL10 Sense and Control app (available for iOS), or through a web client. Using the RSL10 FOTA app (iOS) firmware updates can be simply sent after the application has been deployed.
Alongside the platform, the company has also produced a PoE module for high-power, wired connectivity. Based on the IEEE 802.3bt compliant NCP1096 interface controller, the module increases the platform to give access to 90W of power that can now be achieved through an Ethernet cable.
Commenting on the introduction of the Connected Lighting Platform, Wiren Perera, who heads IoT strategy at ON Semiconductor, said: “Lighting is one of the most significant consumers of energy across the globe. By combining flexibility, wireless control, and energy efficiency, the Connected Lighting Platform allows manufacturers to drastically reduce their energy consumption while providing greater user convenience."