Adapter board reduces pre-development, says Rutronik 

Rutronik System Solutions has added to its adapter board range with the RAB2 for CO2 sensing. 

The board uses a PASCO2V01 CO2 sensor from Infineon and a SCD41-D CO2 sensor from Sensirion. Both compact sensors operate on a photoacoustic measuring principle. Using the board, it is possible to test both sensors separately and compare them to each other in the pre-development phase of a project and enables developers to evaluate which sensor is most suitable for a particular application in the field of CO2, relative humidity, and temperature measurement. 

According to Rutronik, the combination of the components on only one board means that a faster time to market can be realised.

CO2 measurements play an increasingly important role in the development of applications. For example, there is a growing demand for smart sensors to measure indoor air quality to ensure real-time CO2 monitoring for ventilation systems, air purifiers, and thermostats and prevent, among other things, harmful, excessive CO2 concentration. 

Stephan Menze, head of global innovation management at Rutronik, said: “Rutronik System Solutions’ central focus is to support customers in the pre-development phase. That saves resources and shortens the time to market. . . . . By combining two advanced sensors on one board, tests and comparisons are easily possible. [The RAB2 for CO2 sensing] board provides a reliable basis for deciding which component fits best for the final application development.

Like all other boards from Rutronik System Solutions, the Adapter Board – RAB2 for CO2 Sensing features an Arduino interface. That means that the board can easily combine with already developed boards such as the RDK2, Rutronik Adapter Board – Text To Speech, Rutronik Adapter Board – HMS Anybus, and the Rutronik Adapter Board – RAB1 Sensorfusion and embedded in a complex evaluation system. 

Rutronik System Solutions also provide the corresponding software stacks. All components featured on the board are available in Rutronik’s product portfolio, ensuring the components are currently and long-term available.

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