SOURCE: ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor

June 16, 2016 11:00 ET

ROHM's New Sensor Shield

Multiple Onboard Sensors Make It Easy to Build a Sensor Environment for Prototyping and Initial Set Development

KYOTO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - ROHM has recently announced the availability of the SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101, a second-generation sensor shield integrating 10 onboard sensors along with standard Arduino interface pins that ensure compatibility with existing open-source prototyping platforms.

In recent years, following the proliferation of IoT and M2M in industrial, automotive, consumer and other areas, a number of companies offer services and applications with sensors to meet the market's needs. However, significant development effort along with hardware and software expertise is required when creating products for expanding these systems. In addition, the development and mounting environment for each sensor device will inherently differ, complicating evaluation.

In response, ROHM previously developed the Sensor Platform Kit (ROHM-SENSEKIT1-EVK-101), featuring a modular design capable of standalone operation that makes it possible to switch out and evaluate different ROHM sensor products. In contrast, this new Sensor Shield (SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101) provides a lower cost alternative and includes standard Arduino shield interface pins that enable connection to any evaluation kit with a shield interface header. This allows for immediate verification of sensor operation and facilitates the design of sensor devices, significantly lightening development load while promoting the expansion of the sensor market.

Availability: Now
Pricing: $93/unit (1 kit)

ROHM will be exhibiting this breakthrough technology at Sensors Expo 2016, the premiere event in applied sensors (for more information, click here).

Sensors Expo 2016
Dates: June 21-23, 2016
Location: The McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Booth number: 616
About: Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as North America's premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems.

Onboard Sensors

  1. ROHM BDE0600G - Analog Temperature Sensor
  2. ROHM BM1383AGLV - Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor
  3. ROHM BU52014HFV - Hall Switch Sensor (Omnipolar with Polarity Discrimination)
  4. ROHM BM1422GMV - Magnetometer Sensor
  5. Kionix KX122-1037 / -1048 - Digital Accelerometer
  6. Kionix KMX62 - Digital Magnetometer and Accelerometer
  7. Kionix KXG03 - Digital Gyroscope and Accelerometer
  8. LAPIS Semiconductor ML8511A - Analog UV Sensor
  9. ROHM RPR-0521 - Digital Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
  10. ROHM BH1745 - Digital Color Sensor

Available Resources

More information on the sensor shield and additional resources can be found the following link.

About the ROHM Group
ROHM, a leading semiconductor component manufacturer, together with Group Companies Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor, offer a wide range of sensor products and solutions optimized for a variety of design and application needs, from ambient light, proximity, temperature, and Hall sensors to optical sensors, combo mag-gyro sensors, accelerometers, UV sensors, and low-power MCUs.

The ROHM Group supports custom products as well through sensor synergy created by leveraging ROHM's renowned analog expertise with Kionix's MEMS-based technology and sensor fusion software along with LAPIS Semiconductor's market-leading digital and low-power technologies.

ROHM also employs a highly integrated, comprehensive manufacturing network with multiple locations worldwide utilizing the latest advancements in semiconductor technology and a completely in-house, vertically integrated production system -- from silicon ingot pulling and wafer production to final packaging -- to ensure unsurpassed quality, reliability, and flexibility.

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