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ON Semiconductor to Present Battery-Free Smart Passive Sensors™ for IoT Applications at CES 2018

09 January 2018

ON Semiconductor has announced a complete wireless battery-free sensing solution kit (SPSDEVK1) that allows the company’s innovative Smart Passive Sensors™ (SPS) to be rapidly integrated into internet of things (IoT) applications. The SPSDEVK1 solution kit is plug and play ready for users to immediately measure, aggregate and analyze the data for various IoT applications.

The company will be demonstrating the new Smart Passive Sensor turnkey solution, plus a range of other leading edge semiconductor-based solutions for IoT, automotive and other sectors at the Sands Convention Center/Venetian (Murano 3302) during CES 2018, January 9-12 in Las Vegas.

SPS™ wireless and battery-free sensors enable the monitoring of various parameters such as temperature, pressure, moisture or proximity at the network edge where running wires or replacing batteries may be impractical. When interrogated by an RF reader (the ON Semiconductor TagReader), the SPS "harvests" energy from the measuring signal, and then delivers a rapid, highly accurate reading from the sensor. This cost-effective solution has significant benefits over other technologies and offers the potential to revolutionize low-power IoT sensing designs.

The SPSDEVK1 is a complete sensing solution that includes a UHF SPS reader hub (SPSDEVR1-8), eight UHF antennas (SPS1DEVA1-W), 50 temperature sensors (SPS1T001PCB), a 12 V DC power supply and an Ethernet cable. Also included is ON Semiconductor’s TagReader software, an application specifically developed for reading SPS that enables the full functionality of the tags.

The TagReader software automatically detects the type of tag that is connected and reads sensor data graphically over time. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows all system parameters related to the measurement process to be configured and reconfigured as needed. As a result, with the SPSDEVK1, even first-time users can quickly and easily configure a system to measure, aggregate and analyze data for multiple fully wireless, battery-free IoT applications.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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