Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, and STMicroelectronics have jointly come up with a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence IoT solution module that combines Arrow’s engineering and global distribution capabilities with Panasonic Industry’s IoT modules based on the ST BlueTile (STEVAL-BCN002V1B) multi-sensor development kit. The module enables customers to test their ideas easily and bring new IoT products to the market. Featuring ST’s latest BlueNRG Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 system-on-chip (SoC) paired with numerous inertial, environmental, and audio sensors, the module enables the cost-effective delivery of a broad range of compact and valuable IoT applications for the smart factory, smart home, and smart life scenarios.
The reduced BOM helps in combining an accelerometer and gyroscope with Time-of-Flight, pressure, and humidity sensors in an efficient low-power design with Bluetooth communications. This combination lets OEM customers to dramatically cut down the time-to-market, lower down the design expenses, and lessen the complexity.
The modern embedded design requires sensors and wireless connectivity and the module ensures to accelerate the process based on the breadth of wireless standards being integrated into products. As per the Arrow Electronics head, using sensors and designing the supporting circuitry would take a lot of time and resources to develop, and certification time is required too. Using pre-qualified wireless sensor modules in the system design will help save the development time and budget which speeds up the time to market for the customers. Collaborating with ST and Panasonic will help bring the fundamental sensor and wireless building blocks in a great package for accelerated design.
Panasonic Industry offers an unrivaled customer service throughout all stages of the product lifecycle ranging from design, development, and validation to the aftermarket. The modules support customers in reducing their development efforts and overall product costs while guaranteeing the highest quality and required certifications. Ideal for speeding creation of a wide range of edge-node sensors for all kinds of Internet-of-Things applications, the module is available from Panasonic Industry through Arrow Electronics.