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OnSemi to unveil IoT sensor development kit at Embedded World

Steve Rogerson
February 19, 2019

Arizona-based electronics company On Semiconductor will unveil at next week’s Embedded World in Nuremberg a sensor development kit to provide engineering teams with a platform for developing IoT applications with smart sensor technology, and enabled by a Bluetooth Low Energy radio.
The RSL10 kit brings together the integrated RSL10 system-in-package with a range of low power sensors from Bosch Sensortec.
“We were excited to work with On Semiconductor on the RSL10 sensor kit,” said Peter Weigand, vice president of marketing at Bosch Sensortec. “This small form-factor platform includes Bosch Sensortec’s highly integrated BME680 environmental sensor to detect a broad range of gases for air quality applications, as well as our BMM150 geomagnetic sensor and the BHI160 smart sensor for high accuracy motion sensing.”
The kit combines motion and environmental sensing with the low power capabilities of the Bluetooth 5 certified RSL10 to enable consumer and industrial IoT applications with improved sensor technology and longer battery life.
The development platform provides nine degrees of freedom detection and environmental monitoring, including ambient light, volatile organic compounds, pressure, relative humidity and temperature. A low noise digital microphone is also included, along with a user-programmable RGB LED, three programmable push-button switches and 64kbit of eeprom.
Using the RSL10 sense and control mobile application, developers can connect to the kit to monitor sensors and to evaluate the kit’s features – optional right out of the box. The app also supports multiple commercial cloud platforms for uploading sensor data.
“The RSL10 sensor development kit, enabled by the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy radio, will set the standard for ultra-low-power Bluetooth enabled smart sensor design,” said Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at On Semiconductor. “We are delighted to have the support of Bosch Sensortec in bringing the RSL10 sensor development kit to market.”
The kit is available now from On Semiconductor alongside a number of other energy-efficient rapid prototyping platforms for IoT, including a Bluetooth IoT development kit and the recently-introduced energy harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy switch.
The RSL10 is available in a 5.5mm2 WLCSP, a 6 by 6mm QFN package and a complete system-in-package with integrated antenna.  
On Semiconductor will be giving a live demonstration of how service-provider companies can use the kit to monitor worker safety on stand 260 in Hall 4A at Embedded World next week.