Cloud kit features multiple onboard sensors for home and building automation

23-08-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Test & Measurement

Mouser now stocks the CK-RA6M5 cloud kit from Renesas Electronics. Based on the RA6M5 32-bit microcontroller group, the cloud kit provides a wide range of onboard sensors, including temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and environmental air quality. The cloud kit is excellent for home and building automation, smart cities, healthcare and industrial monitoring applications.

The cloud kit supplies LTE CAT-M1 and Ethernet network connectivity interfaces, while a wide range of add-on devices support further cloud connectivity options. The kit includes two MEMS microphones for voice command applications and SpO2 and indoor/outdoor AQI sensors. The compact cloud kit also provides an onboard debugger (J-LINK or E2OB) and an Arduino Uno interface. It also includes the popular Digilent Pmod (Type 2A and Type 6A) connectors to add other sensors or connectivity options including motion sensors, BLE or Wi-Fi. It also has USB Full Speed and USB Serial ports.

The kit is supported by a comprehensive software suite, including a complete software stack using Renesas software packages, Flexible Software Package, and the new IoT Quick Connect Studio platform.

AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud applications are also supported, and the integrated generic applications are cloud agnostic. These applications use a feature-rich custom dashboard to visualise the sensor data on the kit.


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