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New Sensor Development Kit Can Connect to Bluetooth Devices

30 August 2017

Source: MouserSource: Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the Thingy:52™ IoT sensor development kit from Nordic Semiconductor. Thingy:52 is a development platform that is designed to help engineers collect environmental data and build internet of things (IoT) prototypes and demos without having to build hardware or write firmware from scratch.

Nordic Thingy:52 is built around the Nordic Nrf52832 Bluetooth®5 system-on-chip (SoC). It connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and Raspberry Pi boards. It sends data from its sensors and actuators to an app and to the cloud. Thingy:52 can sense temperature, humidity, air pressure, light, color and air quality. The device offers nine-axis motion sensing that allows engineers to detect orientation, rotation, tap detection and raw data from the integrated accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. It can play sound via a speaker and stream sound to the mobile app from its microphone.

Engineers can configure the functionality of Thingy:52 directly over-the-air via a Bluetooth API. This ability makes it possible to create demos and prototypes without actually programming Thingy:52 itself, and do all development on the app or cloud solution. When new versions of the firmware are released, engineers can update Thingy:52 over-the-air using the provided apps. Advanced users can employ Thingy:52 as a development kit by building their own firmware and uploading it to the board.

To learn more about this new development kit, visit Mouser.

To contact the author of this article, email Siobhan.Treacy@ieeeglobalspec.com


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