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Development kit for smart passive sensors
31 January 2018, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

A complete wireless battery-free sensing solution kit (SPSDEVK1) from ON Semiconductor allows the company’s innovative Smart Passive Sensors (SPS) portfolio to be rapidly integrated into Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The kit is plug-and-play ready for users to immediately measure, aggregate and analyse 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 rapidly delivers a reading from the sensor. This cost-effective solution has significant benefits over other technologies, and offers the potential to revolutionise low-power IoT sensing designs.

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 d.c. power supply and an Ethernet cable. Also included is TagReader software, an application specifically developed for reading SPS that enables the full functionality of the tags, giving a comprehensive system solution.

The 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, even first-time users can quickly and easily configure a system to measure, aggregate and analyse data for multiple fully wireless, battery-free IoT applications.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 (0)21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com


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