The WSN board includes a microcontroller, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transceiver, multiple environmental sensors and coin-cell holder. The WSN kit also includes a programming adapter compatible with the ARM mbed HDK specification.
The microcontroller is Maxim’s MAX32600, with the company terms its Wellness Measurement Microcontroller, with optimisations for biological sensing. It is an ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 design with wellness sensor analogue front-end and advanced hardware security. Operating at up to 24MHz it includes 256 kB of flash memory, 32 kB of SRAM, a 2 kB instruction cache, and integrated high-performance analogue peripherals. In addition to the free tools provided by Maxim, the MAX32600 supports the Embedded Workbench from IAR Systems.
Features of the development kit include;
Microcontroller plus BLE transceiver provides a convenient development platform
On-board sensors for temperature, ambient light, humidity, and barometric pressure measure environmental data
Low-power operation extends battery life
ARM mbed-compatible HDK interface provides quick connection to toolchain
General-purpose pushbutton switch and tri-color LED allow for real-time input and feedback
On-board battery holder provides convenient and replaceable power source
Use the kit, Maxim suggests, to evaluate project in area such as;
Blood glucose metering
Galvanic skin response measurement
Pulse oximetry measurement
Wearable medical devices