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ON Semiconductor Highlights a Diverse Array of Pivotal Technologies at IoT World 2017

Company’s proven ingenuity in connectivity, sensing, control and power management results in flexible, energy-efficient, elevated performance solutions for emerging IoT applications

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will be demonstrating a variety of groundbreaking technological advances in relation to Internet of Things (IoT) implementation when it exhibits at IoT World 2017.

Covering connectivity, system development and a multitude of different sensing aspects, these will underline the strong, long-term commitment the company has made to supporting this increasingly important industry sector as it continues to mature.

This will be a unique opportunity for those visiting the event to see the brand new AR0237 RGB-IR CMOS image sensor and AR0238 RGB-IR CMOS image sensor. These have the ability to capture daytime colour and nighttime near infra-red (nIR) image data on the same sensor without the cost and complexities (like refocusing, maintenance etc.) that can result from having a mechanical IR-cut filter mounted onto the imaging assembly.

Thanks to their unique colour filter array (CFA) arrangement, where the 4x4 kernel employed replaces some red and blue pixels with nIR-sensitive pixels and rearranges the spatial density of the remaining pixels, these high dynamic range devices can deal with the most challenging of lighting conditions. With 2.1 Megapixel resolution and supporting 60 frames per second (fps) video operation, they are highly suited to home security and automated monitoring applications where there is a large variation in the ambient light levels over time.

From a connectivity perspective, ON Semiconductor will showcase the recently announced RSL10 multi-protocol Bluetooth® 5 certified radio system-on-chip (SoC).

Offering the industry’s lowest power consumption in peak receiving and deep sleep mode, the RSL10 is optimised for use in IoT edge-node devices, as well as connected health and wellness applications. This highly flexible, ultra-low-power radio SoC supports a voltage supply range between 1.1 volt (V) and 3.6 V, and supports 1.2 V and 1.5 V batteries without requiring an external DC-DC converter.

Built around sophisticated dual-core architecture, the RSL10 offers a programmable ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor for clocking speeds up to 48 megahertz (MHz), and the capacity to support 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) proprietary and custom protocol stacks. An embedded digital signal processor (DSP) also enables support for signal processing intensive applications, including wireless audio codecs.

Having already made a major impact in the global electronic engineering community, the company’s IoT Development Kit (IDK), presents a configurable platform upon which there is broad scope for building compelling and highly effective IoT system designs.

The foundation is a baseboard, which again features an ARM Cortex-M3 processor. A wide selection of different daughter cards can then be attached to this baseboard to provide wireless/wireline connectivity (SIGFOX™, ZigBee®, BLE, CAN, Ethernet,  Wi-Fi, etc.), as well as actuator (LED and motor driving) and sensor (moisture, ambient light, PIR, heart rate, etc.) functions. Cloud connectivity is supported by state-of-the-art protocols (MQTT, REST). This is all accompanied by a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) that features a C++ compiler, code editor, debugger and numerous application-related libraries delivering smart cloud-based applications out of the box.

Also on display will be ON Semiconductor’s award-winning battery-free wireless sensors. These utilize UHF RFID technology to provide cost-effective and compact moisture/proximity or temperature/ proximity sensing mechanisms which can be deployed wherever you want to monitor conditions.

Furthermore, having already secured SIGFOX certification in several geographies (including North America and Europe), the company has now been certified to RCZ3 (AX-SFJK RF transceiver SoC) for the Japanese and Korean markets, as well as RCZ4 (AX-SFAZ RF transceiver SoC) in relation to use in Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

As a result, ON Semiconductor now has a truly global reach when it comes to supporting this key IoT-centric wireless communications protocol.

With tens of billions of connected nodes expected to go into operation in the next few years, the huge potential of IoT is evident.  However, supporting the variations and nuances of multiple industry segments and delivering comprehensive, ready-to-use solutions that are power, size and cost efficient is imperative. By utilising our recognised expertise in power, sensing and connectivity, we can serve this burgeoning market in a way that no other IC vendor will be able to do.

Wiren Perera - IoT at ON Semiconductor

Stop by ON Semiconductor’s booth (#931) at IoT World, May 16 - 18 in Santa Clara, California. ON Semiconductor experts will be at the booth ready to answer questions regarding the company’s solutions for energy efficient IoT innovations.

Visit the website for more information about ON Semiconductor’s presence at IoT World.


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