Arrow Electronics has extended its convenient and flexible ARIS (Arrow Renesas IoT Synergy) platform for developing IoT devices by introducing the ARIS-EDGE-S3, which packs extra compute performance and the opportunity to add a compact user interface for richer interactions.
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 application specific sensor node 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. This sensor is widely used in robotics, augmented and virtual reality, drones, gaming, and other industrial applications. Also on-board, the BME280 environmental sensor from Bosch Sensortec combines temperature, humidity and pressure sensing., while Aa 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 for use cases such as home automation, smart meters, smart lighting, wearable electronics, medical monitors, industrial sensing, and others.
Arrow’s ARIS-EDGE concept, updated and upgraded with this latest and most powerful of the Edge boards, connects developers with the Renesas Synergy platform giving access to an optimized operating system, qualified stacks, consistent software libraries, and APIs that streamline IoT-device development and lower total cost of ownership.