IoT Dev Kit Adds Energy Harvesting Sensor Shields

ON Semiconductor offers two boards, a.k.a., shields, that extend capabilities of its recently launched Internet of Things (IoT) Development Kit (IDK) platform. With the addition of the shields that include Bluetooth low energy technology and Smart Passive Sensors (SPS), users are now able to create diverse and unique use cases that target smart home/building, smart city, industrial automation, and mHealth applications.


The Bluetooth low energy shield features the recently launched RSL10 multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio System-on-Chip (SoC). With ultra-low deep sleep current and receive power, the RSL10 enables manufacturers to create IoT devices with extended battery life. The small form factor of the RSL10 delivers the ultra-compact, cost effective end designs demanded by low power IoT sensor networks.

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The SPS shield extends the IDK to capture data from ON Semiconductor’s battery-free wireless sensors that measure temperature, moisture and pressure. The sensors are suitable for industrial and other applications with hard to access areas where zero maintenance is a necessity, and battery replacement is a challenge. Both new shields expand the configurable, modular options for sensing, actuation and wired/wireless connectivity of the IDK, thereby giving application designers complete flexibility agnostic of the communication protocol chosen. More info is available on the product page.


ON Semiconductor

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