- PoE and Bluetooth Low Energy address energy efficiency
- Beneficial for engineers to work on IoT-based connected lighting
By taking advantage of its Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology and ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, along with AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion design, ON Semiconductor has introduced the Connected Lighting Platform that promises to facilitate engineers to explore IoT-based connected lighting.
The Platform for LED control features multiple forms of connectivity, such as Bluetooth Low Energy, that is provided by the RSL10 SIP, and Power over Ethernet. It offers up to 90W of output power and two independent channels supply and controls up to 16 LEDs.
This high-efficiency platform also enables the development of battery-less LED lighting applications when used together with the Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy Switch.
To support the Connected Lighting Platform, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), various use-cases and mobile apps are available. The platform can control LEDs wirelessly using the RSL10 Sense and Control app (available for iOS and Android), or through a web client.
Using the RSL10 FOTA app, firmware updates can be easily sent after the application has been deployed.
Wiren Perera, Head of IoT strategy at ON Semiconductor, said: “Lighting is one of the most significant consumers of energy across the globe. By combining flexibility, wireless control, and energy efficiency, the Connected Lighting Platform allows manufacturers to drastically reduce their energy consumption while providing greater user convenience.”
Along with the platform, ON Semiconductor has also developed a PoE module for high-power, wired connectivity. Based on the IEEE 802.3bt compliant NCP1096 interface controller, the module enables the platform to provide access to 90 W of power that can now be delivered through an Ethernet cable.