RS Components offers UrsaLeo Pi for IoT-sensor development

Based on the Raspberry Pi compute engine, the UrsaLeo Pi development kit delivers all the functionality of the UrsaLeo UltraLite development kit at a lower price, says distributor RS Components.

The development kit combines Silicon Labs Thunderboard 2 sensor module with a Raspberry Pi development board, to deliver all the functionality of the UrsaLeo UltraLite development kit at a lower price. There is less debug support and restrictions on hardware re-use, but the kit offers price-conscious development for sectors such as industry 4.0, automotive diagnostics, healthcare, and general data monitoring, according to RS Components.

The Thunderboard 2 module contains temperature, humidity, UV, ambient light, barometric pressure, indoor air quality, and gas sensors, a six-axis inertial sensor, a digital microphone, and a Hall sensor. The integrated Silicon Labs EFR32 Mighty Gecko multi-protocol 2.4GHz radio supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread, ZigBee, or proprietary short-range protocols. Sample applications and application program interfaces (APIs) are provided to manage sensors, run diagnostics, and share information with enterprise software or business intelligence applications.

Like the UrsaLeo Lite, UrsaLeo Pi is ready to connect to the UrsaLeo platform, which allows users to view sensor data and launch IoT applications such as storage and analytics from within a customised dashboard. New sensors can be added simply, and additional users can be invited, for the sharing of data and co-development of projects while protecting the owner’s Google Cloud account information.

UrsaLeo also provides a customisable dashboard and user-definable events to trigger alerts (texts, emails and actions). Up to 50Mbyte of data per month can be sent to the cloud platform, free of charge, by a single user.

The UrsaLeo Pi is in stock now at RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

RS Components is a global multi-channel distributor, offering more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a range of services to over one million customers. It has operations in 32 countries and ships more than 50,000 parcels a day.

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