ON Semiconductor Releases Bluetooth Low Energy Sensor Boards for their IoT Development Kit

ON Semiconductor has released two new sensor boards for its Internet of Things (IoT) Development Kit (IDK) platform. The sensor boards include Bluetooth low energy technology and Smart Passive Sensors (SPS), further extending its capability for allowing customers to create diverse and unique use cases that target smart home/building, smart city, industrial automation and mHealth applications.

The Bluetooth low energy board features the recently launched RSL10 multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio System-on-Chip (SoC). With the industry’s lowest deep sleep current and receive power, the RSL10 enables manufacturers to create IoT devices with an extended battery life. Its small form factor delivers the ultra-compact, cost effective end designs demanded by low power IoT sensor networks. By integrating the Bluetooth low energy board with the IoT Development Kit, customers get a complementary choice of connectivity for extending reach, and sensing and actuator options, including lighting and motors.

The SPS board extends the IDK to capture data from ON Semiconductor’s battery-free wireless sensors that measure temperature, moisture and pressure. The sensors are ideal for industrial and other applications with hard to access areas where zero maintenance is a necessity, and battery replacement is a challenge. Pairing the SPS shield with the IDK enables rapid prototyping of IoT applications that require battery-free sensing and wide area or local connectivity and actuation options.

Both the new sensor boards expand the configurable, modular options for sensing, actuation and wired/wireless connectivity of the IoT Dev Kit, thereby giving application designers complete flexibility agnostic of the communication protocol chosen. They offer rapid and easy start-up of projects right out of the box, allowing developers to deliver data directly into the cloud, thereby enabling value-added services, including analytics.

The IDK boards are supplied with full documentation including complete design schematics, PCB layouts and Gerber files to facilitate rapid transition of designs from concept, through development and into production. The industry standard interfaces ensure that current and future modules from ON Semiconductor and other vendors can be seamlessly integrated into designs while the simple ‘cut-and-paste’ approach to end product design reduces R&D time, expense and risk.

Click here to learn more about enabling IoT BLE Applications and Battery Free SensingON Semiconductor is showcasing live demonstrations of the IDK at the ongoing IoT Tech Expo in the Silicon Valley.