Sensor evaluation board for rapid prototyping accelerates development

14-09-2021 | Bosch Sensortec | Design & Manufacture

The newly launched Bosch Sensortec Application Board 3.0 offers a versatile development solution that makes it quick and simple for engineers to work with all Bosch Sensortec sensors on one common platform. The new board simplifies the prototyping and evaluation of sensors for various applications, especially in Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Home systems, and wrist and head-mounted wearables.

To maximise scalability, any sensor – mounted on a ‘shuttle board’ – from the company is simply plugged into the socket on the application board. All shuttle boards offer an identical footprint, and its software automatically detects which sensor is plugged in at any particular moment and launches the relevant software. This facilitates the straightforward evaluation of a broad range of sensors and solutions. Prototypes can be simply built to quickly test different use case configurations.

The new board is conveniently offered in a small form factor, measuring only 47mm x 37mm x 7mm3, which is perfect for evaluating sensors in portable applications. It can be powered employing a 3.7V Li-ion battery or a standard 5V USB power supply.

"The Application Board 3.0 makes it quick and easy for developers to build their projects with any of our sensors on a single platform, meaning that they can now focus on creating unique use cases and differentiating their products," says Dr Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO at Bosch Sensortec. “Our customers also benefit from efficient support through regional Field Application Engineers and Bosch offices.”

By Natasha Shek