Kit Speeds Smart Passive Sensor Installation

ON Semiconductor’s development kit (SPSDEVK1) allows users to rapidly integrate the company’s Smart Passive Sensors (SPS) into Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. The kit is plug-and-play ready for users to immediately measure, aggregate, and analyze the data for various IoT applications.

 

SPS wireless and battery-free sensors enable the monitoring of various parameters such as temperature, pressure, moisture or proximity at the network edge where running wires or replacing batteries may be impractical. When interrogated by an RF reader (the ON Semiconductor TagReader), the SPS “‘harvests” energy from the measuring signal, and then delivers a rapid and highly accurate reading from the sensor. This cost-effective solution has significant benefits over other technologies, and offers the potential to revolutionize low-power IoT sensing designs.

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The SPSDEVK1 is a complete sensing solution that includes a UHF SPS reader hub (SPSDEVR1-8), eight UHF antennas (SPS1DEVA1-W), 50 temperature sensors (SPS1T001PCB), a 12 V DC power supply, and an Ethernet cable. Also included is ON Semiconductor’s TagReader software, an application specifically developed for reading SPS that enables the full functionality of the tags, giving a comprehensive system solution.

 

The TagReader software automatically detects the type of tag that is connected and reads sensor data graphically over time. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows all system parameters related to the measurement process to be configured and re-configured as needed. As a result, with the SPSDEVK1, even first-time users can quickly and easily configure a system to measure, aggregate and analyze data for multiple fully wireless, battery-free IoT applications. Learn more by visiting ON Semiconductor.

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