New Arduino-Compatible Sensor Evaluation Kit
Multiple onboard sensors make it easy to build a sensor environment for prototyping and initial set development
ROHM has recently announced the availability of the new sensor evaluation kit (expansion board) equipped with 7 sensors (i.e. accelerometer, barometric pressure, magnetic field), designed for use with existing open-source prototyping platforms such as Arduino and mbed.
The SensorShield-EVK-001 evaluation kit consists of an open-source expansion board (shield) with multiple sensors developed by the ROHM Group. Simply connect the sensor shield to an existing open-source MCU-based platform such as Arduino Uno and incorporate software to measure acceleration, temperature, and other physical quantities and conditions. The kit makes it easy to immediately verify sensor operation and facilitates the design of sensor devices, significantly lightening development load while promoting the expansion of the IoT market.
In recent years, following the proliferation of IoT in infrastructure, agriculture, automotive, and other areas a number of companies have emerged, offering services, applications, and devices to meet the needs of the IoT market. However, significant development effort along with hardware and software expertise is required when creating products for the expanding IoT ecosystem. In addition, the development and mounting environment for each IoT device will inherently differ, preventing easy evaluation.
In response, the ROHM Group began offering the SensorShield-EVK-001 evaluation kit that facilitates initial development, evaluation, and prototyping of sets for the IoT and other markets.
More information on the sensor shield and additional resources can be found our website
- Documents: Circuit diagrams, manuals
- Software: Sample code (Arduino Uno, mbed）
Please visit the sensor shield page for more information: http://www.rohm.com/web/global/sensor-shield-support
- Arduino, mbed
Open-Source Platform (Hardware/Software)
A model promoting the universal (public) access of program source code, product lists, detailed specifications, and other information, allowing anybody to copy, modify, and distribute freely.
About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 352,397 million yen (3,30 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2016 with 21,171 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG, Kionix and Powervation Ltd. are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact www.rohm.com/eu