New eBook offers expert opinions on developing smart home devices

30-09-2020 | Mouser Electronics | New Technologies

Mouser has published a new eBook produced in collaboration with STMicroelectronics that investigates strategies for overcoming challenges confronting designers of smart home devices. In '7 Experts on Designing Commercially Successful Smart Home Devices', experts from industry-leading companies including Microsoft, Cisco, and Ingersoll Rand give their perspectives on the essential factors for developing new IoT solutions.

Homes and commercial buildings have developed to include intelligent design across a broad range of applications, with smart devices controlling everything from lighting and climate to HVAC and security. These interconnected systems need carefully planned design engineering and detailed knowledge into the precise requirements for a successful connected device. Smart buildings and cities bring together a network of processors, sensors, AI, and connectivity solutions, challenging engineers to sustain mastery of a comprehensive range of technologies and products.

The new eBook provides plenty of food for thought for engineers and developers, covering topics comprising edge processing, user experience, and life cycle design. The eBook also incorporates product information for a number of useful ST solutions, including the STM32 L5 ultra-low-power microcontroller series. Part of the STM32 family of microcontrollers, the STM32 L5 series is based on an Arm Cortex-M33 processor with TrustZone for Armv8-M, and is excellent for IoT applications demanding high security and low power consumption. The company's BlueNRG-M2 application processor modules deliver a complete RF platform in a minuscule form factor, supporting IoT and smart home devices with BLE 5.0 connectivity and BQE qualification. Its VL53L3CX ToF ranging sensor embeds the company’s third-generation FlightSense patented technology, incorporating a high-performance proximity and ranging sensor with multi-target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction for service in an assortment of robotics and automation applications.

By Natasha Shek