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Posted on 20 June 2019

ROHM’s New Sensor Shield


Multiple onboard sensors make it easy to build a sensor environment for prototyping and initial set development

ROHM has recently announced the availability of the SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101,  a second-generation sensor shield integrating 10 onboard sensors along with standard Arduino interface pins that ensure compatibility with existing open-source prototyping platforms.

In recent years, following the proliferation of IoT and M2M in industrial, automotive, consumer and other areas, a number of companies offer services and applications with sensors to meet the market’s needs. However, significant development effort along with hardware and software expertise is required when creating products for expanding these systems. In addition, the development and mounting environment for each sensor device will inherently differ, complicating evaluation.

In response, ROHM previously developed the Sensor Platform Kit (ROHM-SENSEKIT1-EVK-101), featuring a modular design capable of standalone operation that makes it possible to switch out and evaluate different ROHM sensor products. In contrast, this new Sensor Shield (SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101) provides a lower cost alternative and includes standard Arduino shield interface pins that enable connection to any evaluation kit with a shield interface header. This allows for immediate verification of sensor operation and facilitates the design of sensor devices, significantly lightening development load while promoting the expansion of the sensor market.

Availability: Now

Pricing: $93/unit (1 kit)

ROHM will be exhibiting this breakthrough technology at Sensors Expo 2016, the premiere event in applied sensors (for more information, click here).

Sensors Expo 2016

Dates: June 21-23, 2016

Location: The McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Booth number: 616

About: Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as North America's premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems.

Onboard Sensors

  1. ROHM BDE0600G – Analog Temperature Sensor
  2. ROHM BM1383AGLV – Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor
  3. ROHM BU52014HFV – Hall Switch Sensor (Omnipolar with Polarity Discrimination)
  4. ROHM BM1422GMV – Magnetometer Sensor
  5. Kionix KX122-1037 / -1048 – Digital Accelerometer
  6. Kionix KMX62 – Digital Magnetometer and Accelerometer
  7. Kionix KXG03 – Digital Gyroscope and Accelerometer
  8. LAPIS Semiconductor ML8511A – Analog UV Sensor
  9. ROHM RPR-0521 – Digital Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
  10. ROHM BH1745 – Digital Color Sensor

Available Resources

More information on the sensor shield and additional resources can be found the following link.

Technical Support for ROHM New Sensor Shield


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