I/O sensor turns wired sensors wireless

12-01-2022 | Mouser Electronics | Test & Measurement

Mouser now stocks the Laird Connectivity Sentrius BT610 I/O sensor. The new Bluetooth 5 sensor platform turns wired sensors into IP67-rated, battery-operated wireless nodes offering robust and secure messaging in applications including cold chain, HVAC monitoring, single/three-phase induction motor AC sensing, or tank level monitoring.

The I/O sensor is powered by the Laird Connectivity BL654 Bluetooth module, allowing the sensor to provide full Bluetooth 5 capabilities, incorporating LE Coded PHY. The sensor supports nearly any industry-standard external sensor at a hardware level via a comprehensive range of interface options, such as general-purpose analog inputs, digital input/output to I²C, SPI, and UART, or in combination with a sensor cable assembly.

The many configuration options enable users to read and report sensor data into the cloud and configure alarm events via the associated Android or iOS mobile app. Users can select to use the Nordic nRF Connect SDK or Zephyr RTOS to create custom applications and manage their own needs or utilise the ready-to-deploy application software that arrives onboard the device. It is fully certified for FCC, ISED, EU, RCM, and MIC and is Bluetooth SIG listed.

With a rugged IP67 enclosure comprising pressure vent, a high-gain internal antenna with IPEX locking connector, and long-range Bluetooth 5 connectivity (LE Coded PHY), the device is an excellent sensor solution for harsh IoT environments where reliable wireless connectivity is critical to keeping systems online and operational.

Also offered are the Sentrius IG60-BL654 + BT610 IoT Starter Kits. The kits contain a Sentrius IG60-BL654 wireless IoT gateway with global power supplies, three Sentrius BT610 I/O sensors, three thermistor cable assemblies, mobile apps for configuration, and the company’s free AWS-based IoT monitoring evaluation platform. Users can gather data from the sensors, collect the information with the IG60-BL654 gateway, and transmit it to the cloud via AWS IoT Greengrass.