ON Semiconductor has unveiled a new Bluetooth Low Energy mesh networking solution named RSL10 to help accelerate the development of Industrial IoT Bluetooth low energy mesh applications. The multi-faceted solution has all the essential elements needed for developing and deploying a mesh network. It comes loaded with an array of sensing and indicator devices that are incorporated into the node hardware, including an ambient light sensor (LV0104CS), temperature sensor (N34TS108), magnetic sensors, LED indicators and a triple-output NCP5623B LED driver for color mixing. Besides, there is a built-in battery charger suitable for batteries with Li-Ion/Li-Poly chemistries.
It is a highly energy-efficient RSL10 radio supported by an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment, a mobile application for provisioning, configuring, and controlling a Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh network, and a Mesh Networking software package compliant with the Bluetooth SIG. It is based on ultra-low-power RSL10 System-in-Package (RSL10 SIP) and is optimized for smart home, building automation, industrial IoT, remote environment monitoring, asset tracking, and monitoring applications.
The cloud-connected software enables provisioning of additional mesh and supports firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates. Using virtual workspaces for common mesh networking examples (smart office), developers can access sensor data and trigger settings. It comprises of two RSL10 Mesh Nodes and a Strata Gateway for connectivity to the Strata Developer Studio. The mesh nodes can be easily configured to take on different roles and demonstrate particular functional aspects. The accompanying Strata Gateway allows evaluation processes to be carried out using the highly intuitive Strata Developer Studio.