nMode wireless sensor module shortens development time

6th January 2017
Source: SAMTEC
Posted By : Enaie Azambuja
nMode wireless sensor module shortens development time

Samtec announces the release of the first Samtec nMode Wireless Sensor Module. The production-ready solution allows engineers to remotely sense and measure inertial, environmental and acoustical parameters. Samtec’s 13.5mm x 13.5mm nMode Wireless Sensor Module contains a MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure sensor, and a MEMS microphone —all from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications.

The small size and powerful design make the nMode Wireless Sensor Module as a standalone node ideal for products such as wearables, gaming accessories, and smart-home or IoT devices.

Samtec has collaborated with ST to position the nMode Wireless Sensor Module as an FCC-certified production version of ST’s SensorTile development kit. The Samtec solution leverages standard ICs and, like ST’s SensorTile, it’s compatible with the STM32 ecosystem through STM32Cube support.

Main features of nMode Wireless Sensor Module core system:

• STM32L476 Ultra-low-power with FPU ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with Floating Point Unit
• BlueNRG-MS Bluetooth® low energy network processor
• BALF-NRG-01D3 Integrated Balun Filter
• LSM6DSM 3D Accelerometer + 3D Gyroscope
• LSM303AGR 3D Magnetometer + 3D Accelerometer
• LPS22HB Water and dust-resistant pressure sensor/barometer
• MP34DT04 Digital MEMS microphone
• LD39115J18R Low quiescent, current low noise LDO

“The cooperation between Samtec and ST is expanding the functionality of ST’s SensorTile from development to production,” said Steve Hillerich, Product Manager - Modules at Samtec, Inc.

“Samtec’s modular approach to IoT application development is leveraging ST’s IoT development ecosystem to enable OEMs to focus on their core IoT application competencies. With the continued growth of wireless sensing and connectivity, Samtec’s nMode Wireless Sensor Module shortens design cycles and time to market for IoT application developers.”

The Samtec nMode Wireless Sensor Module (P/N OMS-1-1313) will be available in Spring 2017 from distributors or directly from Samtec. The Samtec nMode Wireless Sensor Module will debut in a private ST suite at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV January 5-8, 2017.

Leveraging its patented Glass Core Technology, Samtec plans to release even smaller versions of the nMode Wireless Sensor Module and a growing portfolio of standard nMode modules throughout 2017.

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