Sensor-laden module simplifies cloud connectivity says SensiEdge
A portable IoT module, the SensiBLE 2.0, is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery. It measures 17 x 40mm and is equipped with a variety of sensors such as ambient light sensor, UV sensor, pressure sensor, relative humidity sensor, and a microphone. It is, says SensiEdge, a true IoT application accelerator. It features an accelerometer and magnetometer so the device can be used as a digital compass, pedometer or to measure vibration levels.
SensiBLE 2.0 runs on the Bluetooth 4.2 module SPBTLE-1S from STMicroelectronics. This certified module includes the BLE v4.2 stack and the low-power Arm Cortex-M0 32-bit core. It uses the BlueNRG-1 integrated DC/DC step-down converter to lower power consumption in active mode. The module runs at 32MHz and has 160kbyte of flash and 24kbyte of embedded RAM with data retention.
The IoT module is compatible with STBLESensor application (available for Android and iOS), a program which makes it easy to read values and send them to cloud, explains SensiBle. It is also available to designers is SensiBleWindows, an application for Windows. The source codes of both programs can be found on the GitHub, and its license allows designers to edit their source codes based on their individual requirements.
SensiBLE 2.0 is an industrial-grade customisable IoT module for design engineers that want to design IoT products without hardware development or production logistics. Developers can focus on their own applications, domain expertise and core competencies, rather than the underlying hardware platform or logistics of the production process, says SensiEdge.
Software code is available online and it can be easily customised. For example, it is possible to configure an external flash memory located on the board to store sensor measures if a Bluetooth low energy connection is lost; when the connection is restored, all data received during this downtime can be transferred.
SensiBLE 2.0 is available from distributors Arrow Electronics and Mouser.