Zephyr OS with drivers for Würth Elektronik sensors progress IoT projects
Zephyr OS, the microcontroller operating system from the Linux Foundation now includes corresponding drivers for Würth Elektronik’s portfolio of MEMS sensors.
A new application note ANR034 from Würth Elektronik provides instructions on how to integrate a sensor into the terminal device software in just a few steps.
Würth Elektronik offers a product portfolio of compact sensors, which includes humidity and temperature sensors, a six-axis gyroscope with accelerometer, as well as absolute and differential pressure sensors. The selectable measuring ranges and data rates make the sensors extremely versatile. They provide pre-calibrated and aligned data for easy integration into any application, said Weurth.
The vendor-independent Zephyr OS firmware operates on different hardware platforms without modifications. In view of the sometimes limited availability of semiconductors, this represents a significant strategic advantage, says Weurth. A large number of IC manufacturers have already entered their hardware descriptions into Zephyr. The open source community is involved in maintaining the software along with companies like NXP, Nordic Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics and Intel, for example. Zephyr not only includes operating system functions like multi-threading and dynamic memory allocation, but also offers many functions for operating external electronic components such as sensors, displays and radio modules.
Besides sensor drivers, the information needed to develop firmware for the Würth Elektronik wireless modules is also included in Zephyr OS. Würth Elektronik offers a firmware development service and support in certifying customer-specific wireless technology to support communication development for the IoT.
Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the largest European manufacturers of passive components and is active in 50 countries. Production sites in Europe, Asia and North America supply a growing number of customers worldwide.
The company’s portfolio includes EMC components, inductors, transformers, RF components, varistors, capacitors, resistors, quartz crystals, oscillators, power modules, Wireless Power Transfer, LEDs, sensors, radio modules, connectors, power supply elements, switches, push-buttons, connection technology, fuse holders and solutions for wireless data transmission.
Weurth offers availability of all catalogue components from stock without minimum order quantity, together with free samples and extensive support through technical sales staff and selection tools.
Würth Elektronik is part of the Würth Group, which develops, produces and sells fastening and assembly materials.