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Battery-powered IoT platform now connects to TFT LCDs

Battery-powered IoT platform now connects to TFT LCDs

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By Rich Pell



Teaming the latest Arm Cortex-M4-based 48MHz Renesas Synergy S3A3 Group of microcontrollers with rich context sensing and the multi-protocol wireless subsystem proven in other ARIS-EDGE boards, the new ARIS-EDGE-S3 lets developers add extra sophistication to connected objects. They can also connect a small-form-factor TFT-display, and take advantage of tools and software to create a graphical user interface for an extra level of user interactivity.

The on-board sensors include the Bosch Sensortec BNO055 9-degrees-of-freedom (9-DOF) application specific sensor node (ASSN) absolute orientation sensor, which contains a MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope, a geo-magnetic sensor, and a 32-bit microcontroller running Bosch Sensortec BSX3.0 FusionLib software. Also on-board, the BME280 environmental sensor from Bosch Sensortec combines temperature, humidity and pressure sensing. while a separate MEMS microphone and an ambient light sensor further extend contextual awareness.

The radio module comes with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.1/4.2), Thread, and ZigBee stacks, giving easy access to the most popular connectivity standards. Arrow and Renesas jointly work with Draupner Graphics to add the highly efficient TouchGFX GUI-solution to the kit in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

TouchGFX is suitable for battery-operated, portable products, as it enables extremely stylish GUI whilst keeping resource requirements low enough to often use the S3A3 microcontroller in single-chip mode, which in turn keeps power consumption and cost very low.

Arrow – www.arrow.com/arisedges3

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