Sensor shield evaluation kit, by Rohm, in distribution

July 19, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Mouser has Rohm Semiconductor’s SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101 Sensor Shield evaluation kit, integrating 10 onboard sensors into a board with an Arduino Uno R3-compatible layout to operate with existing open source prototyping platforms.

For prototyping and initial set development for IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, the Sensor Shield removes the hardware and software challenges of switching out sensors, which include:

BDE0600G analogue temperature sensor

BU52014HFV omnipolar hall switch sensor with polarity discrimination

KX122 digital accelerometer

KXG03 digital gyroscope and accelerometer

ML8511A analogue ultraviolet (UV) light sensor

RPR-0521 digital ambient light sensor and proximity sensor

BH1745 digital colour sensor


In addition to these sensors, the board integrates a digital barometric pressure sensor, magnetometer, digital magnetometer and accelerometer, and digital microphone.


The Sensor Shield kit is compatible with many open source platforms, including the Intel Arduino 101 development board and NXP LPCXpresso541xx development tools, allowing engineers to evaluate sensor-based designs for industrial, automotive, connected home, and other applications.