Despite strong expertise in their particular focus application areas, engineers understandably often have limited know-how when it comes to tackling the unfamiliar hardware and software development needed to bring the exciting benefits and possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) to their specific products or systems.
IoT tools to speed and ease deployment
Platforms and tools such as ON Semiconductor’s multifaceted IoT Development Kit (IDK), are pivotal in helping accelerate and ease the deployment of IoT capabilities to designs in diverse sectors. The modular platform supports evaluation, prototyping, and eventual IoT system delivery by giving engineers access to a wide variety of different sensing, processing, connectivity and actuation options through a range of shields/daughter cards that attach to the kit’s mother board.
ON Semiconductor will be demonstrating two new shields at stand #407 at the IoT Tech Expo, featuring Bluetooth® 5/low energy technology communication capabilities and the provision for energy harvesting Smart Passive Sensor (SPS) functionality. The BLE shield features the recently launched RSL10, a Bluetooth 5 certified radio System-on-Chip (SoC), and the SPS shield simplifies and enhances the usability of ON Semiconductor’s battery-free SPS sensors that can measure temperature, moisture and pressure.
Imaging in the IoT mix
Image sensing is also becoming an important aspect of IoT implementations in many sectors. In addition to exhibiting its IDK, ON Semiconductor will also be demonstrating its imaging portfolio with the AR0521 CMOS device. Targeted at end applications such as security and surveillance, action cameras and in-car DVR, the sensor produces extraordinarily clear, sharp digital pictures and video in challenging bright, poor, and mixed light conditions.
ON Semiconductor’s Wiren Perera will be speaking at the IoT Tech Expo North America and participating in a morning keynote panel discussion on November 29th titled, ‘The Future of IoT Development.’ The panel will provide insight into the latest technologies, platforms and solutions for the IoT, as well as discuss the opportunities and challenges impacting potential growth in various sectors.
In addition, I will be giving a presentation called ‘Innovations in Designing Energy Efficient IoT Devices.’ This will take place at 2:10 pm on November 29th within the IoT Innovations & Technologies conference track. I will explore innovations in the IoT elements of computing, connectivity, sensing, actuation and power management. I will also examine how the ability to rapidly prototype hardware-to-cloud is indispensable in helping achieve the desired autonomy of IoT solutions.
For engineers getting to grips with the IoT, ON Semicondutor’s booth, demos and expert speakers at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, November 29-30, will provide valuable insight, knowledge and guidance regarding the tools to help realize the potential of the Internet of Things.
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