ROHM's New Sensor Shield

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

ROHM Semiconductor's Second Generation Sensor Shield

Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., – June 16, 2016 – 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)

F 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.