Discover the world’s lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node platform which sends and displays environment sensor data (temperature, pressure, humidity, light), motion sensor data (3-axis acceleration, gyroscope) and sensor fusion data (3D plot, step count, free fall detection) using BLE on an Android App.
The platform comes complete with an ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a Atmel’s SMART SAM L21Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology and a complete software solution on a small form factor PCB (40mm X 30mm) operated on a coin cell battery.
The kit integrates the BTLC1000-MR110CA BLE module which is claimed to utilize the world’s lowest-power with at least 30 percent more power savings compared to existing solutions. It is also the smallest BLE solution packaged in an ultra-tiny 2.2 mm x 2.1 mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package (WLCP).
The SAM L21 MCU achieves a ULPBench score of 185, the highest recorded score for any Cortex-M0+ while running the EEMBC ULPBench, with power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz in active mode and 200 nA in sleep mode.
“By using the BLE module and SAML21 MCU, it is possible to increase battery life up to 4X longer than current solutions on the market”, says Microchip.
The kit also includes the latest-generation Bosch 6-axis motion (BHI160) and environment (BME280) sensors that can be used for a wide variety of sensing applications.
The solution comes complete with source code, hardware design files, user guide and Android application source code to speed time to market.
“Microchip’s new BLE sensor node platform provides an excellent demo for sensing systems in next-generation IoT applications,” said Jeanne Forget, vice president Marketing, Bosch Sensortec. “With the latest applications in personal health and fitness, indoor navigation, wearables, gaming, context awareness and augmented reality, sensors are required for a more immersive experience, and our sensors enable this experience for tomorrow’s applications.”
The solution is available today with a recommended end user price of $39.00 USD. For more details, view the full Press release.