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Reference designs

Reference designs

Bosch Sensortec is partnering with established and emerging companies to provide the most comprehensive and leading-edge reference designs to the market.

Adafruit

The BME680 from Bosch Sensortec provides all environmental sensing in one small package. It contains temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and VOC gas sensing capabilities and can detect gasses and alcohols such as Ethanol, Alcohol and Carbon Monoxide, and perform air quality measurements. Adafruit pick-and-placed the sensor on a PCB with a 3.3V regulator and some level shifting, so it can be easily used with your favorite 3.3V or 5V microcontroller.

Adafruit BME680 from a up-sideward prespective
Adafruit BME680
  • Adafruit BME680 from a up-sideward prespective
  • Adafruit BME680

Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best-designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store.

Read more about the Adafruit BME680 - Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Gas Sensor

Arduino

The Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield uses the Bosch Sensortec BNO055 absolute orientation sensor.

The partnership between Arduino and Bosch Sensortec emerged with the design of the 9 Axis Motion Arduino Shield. The strong cooperation gave rise to a new product called Arduino that allows our users to have a platform with a Bosch sensor for developing new IoT applications. This cooperation will generate new business opportunities for both companies.

Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield from a up-sideward prespective
Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield from above
  • Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield from a up-sideward prespective
  • Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield from above

Arduino is an open-source tool used for realizing electronics projects. It consists of a physical programmable circuit board (often referred to as a micro-controller) and a development environment, or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that runs on your computer. The IDE is used to write and upload computer code to the board.

Read more about the Arduino 9 Axis Motion Shield

Golden Technology Corporation (GTC)

Incorporating Bosch Sensortec’s BME680 gas sensor and the Renesas R5F1007EANA#U0 MCU, the low-power air quality sensor module GBR 680 is able to measure air quality as well as temperature, pressure and humidity based on the principles established by Bosch. Sensing data is transmitted to the host device at the designer-defined output data rate via the UART bus or the I2C bus. By processing a forty-eight hours stabilization test prior to shipment; the GBR 680 can significantly reduce the production time of customer products.

Golden Technology Corporation's design from an above perspective
Golden Technology Corporation's design from a topshot
  • Golden Technology Corporation's design from an above perspective
  • Golden Technology Corporation's design from a topshot

  • On board BME680 gas sensor from Bosch Sensortec and Renesas industrial grade, RL78/G13 series MCU, the R5F1007EANA#U0
  • Operating range: -40~+85 °C temp., 0~100% r.H., 30,000~110,000 Pa (Pascal)
  • Digital interface: one UART bus and two I2C bus
  • Voltage input: 3.3V DC operation voltage
  • Low power mode and ultra-low power mode
  • Compact PCB size: 20 x 18 x 3.9 mm

Read more about the air quality sensor module GBR 680

MikroElektronika

Accel 5 click features the BMA400, an ultra-low power triaxial accelerometer sensor. This Click board allows linear motion and gravitational force measurements in ranges of ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8, and ±16 g in three perpendicular axes. The Accel 5 click is able to output an interrupt for many different events, including tap, double tap, step counting, activity recognition (walk, run, stand still), activity change (any type of acceleration pattern change), orientation, and more.

Mikroelektronika Accel 5  from a up-sideward prespective
Mikroelektronika Accel 5 from above
  • Mikroelektronika Accel 5  from a up-sideward prespective
  • Mikroelektronika Accel 5 from above

MikroElektronika is a producer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems. The company’s flagship hardware product line is click boards™, a range of more than 300 add-on boards for interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral sensors or transceivers. These boards conform to mikroBUS – a standard conceived by MikroElektronika.

Read more about MikroElektronika’s Accel 5 Click board with Bosch Sensortec sensors

MikroElektronika

3DOF 2 click is an advanced 13-axis motion tracking click board with two Bosch Sensortec sensors: BME680, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), humidity, pressure and temperature sensor and BMX160, a 9-axis sensor consisting of a 3-axis, low-g accelerometer, a low power 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, in order to fulfill the requirements for immersive gaming and navigation applications, which require highly accurate sensor data fusion.

MikroElektronika 13DOF 2 click board from a up-sideward prespective
MikroElektronika 13DOF 2 click board from above
  • MikroElektronika 13DOF 2 click board from a up-sideward prespective
  • MikroElektronika 13DOF 2 click board from above

MikroElektronika is a producer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems. The company’s flagship hardware product line is click boards™, a range of more than 300 add-on boards for interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral sensors or transceivers. These boards conform to mikroBUS – a standard conceived by MikroElektronika.

Read more about MikroElektronika’s 13DOF 2 Click Board with Bosch Sensortec sensors

Microchip

Microchip offers two boards using Bosch Sensortec sensors: the ATULPC-DEMO board and the BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension.

The ATULPC-DEMO board uses a SAM L21 MCU, interfaced with BTLC1000 fully certified module and several sensors on a small form factor PCB (40 mm x 30 mm), operated on a coin cell battery. The BME280 humidity sensor data (temperature, pressure, humidity), BHI160 motion sensor data (3-axis acceleration, gyroscope) and the on-sensor data fusion (3D plot, step count, free fall detection) are sent using BLE and displayed on an Android App.

BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension from an above perspective
BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension topshot
  • BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension from an above perspective
  • BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension topshot

The BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension utilizes Bosch Sensortec’s 9-axis smart sensor BNO055 and a RGB LED. It connects to the extension headers of any Xplained Pro board. Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors.

Read more about the ATULPC-DEMO and the BNO055 Xplained Pro Extension

mbientLab

mbientLab offers the MetaMotion C (MMC), MetaMotion R (MMR) and the MetaTracker (MTH/MTR) boards. The MMC and MMR include Bosch Sensortec’s BMI160 inertial measurement unit, BMM150 magnetometer and BMP280 humidity sensor. The MTR includes BMI160 and BME280.

MbientLab's design from an above perspective
MbientLab's design from a topshot
  • MbientLab's design from an above perspective
  • MbientLab's design from a topshot

The MetaMotion and MetaTracker enable users to stream or log (record) raw sensor data at up to 400 Hz. Access the data as a CSV file on your phone, hub, tablet, computer, server, or the cloud.

Read more about the MMC, MMR and MTR/MTH

Nordic

The Nordic Thingy:91 is an easy-to-use battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT using LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS. It is ideal for creating Proof-of-Concept (PoC), demos and initial prototypes in your IoT development phase. It’s an excellent platform to easily deploy Bosch Sensortec’s BME680 gas sensor in the field. A potential application for this could be monitoring gases, temperature and humidity in a container that stores food.

Nordic Thingy:91 from a up-sideward prespective
Nordic Thingy:91 from above
  • Nordic Thingy:91 from a up-sideward prespective
  • Nordic Thingy:91 from above

Nordic Semiconductor plays a key role in the realization of the wireless future. The company has been a provider of integrated electronics design services and products since 1983.

Read more about the Thingy:91 with BME680

NXP

The LPC54102 Sensor Processing/Motion Solution has been developed by NXP and its partners to provide everything to develop an always-on sensor processing product. The Solution combines an LPCXpresso54102 board and a sensor shield board (SSB), plus application software and sensor data fusion software from Bosch Sensortec to provide a highly capable platform for always-on sensor processing. The SSB contains the following Bosch Sensortec sensors: BMI055 inertial measurement unit, BMM150 magnetometer and BMP280 barometric pressure and temperature sensor.

NXP also offers the LPC General Purpose Shield for LPCXpresso boards with BMI160.

NXP's design from an above perspective
NXP's design from a topshot
  • NXP's design from an above perspective
  • NXP's design from a topshot

NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Read more about the LPC54102 Motion solution and the General Purpose Shield

On Semi

The RSL10 Sensor Development Kit is a compact and a comprehensive platform to easily develop IoT applications with leading sensor technology and the industry's lowest power Bluetooth ® Low Energy SoC. The small form-factor platform includes Bosch Sensortec’s highly integrated BME680 environmental sensor to detect a broad range of gases for air quality applications, as well as the BMM150 geomagnetic sensor and the BHI160B smart sensor for high accuracy motion sensing.

ON Semiconductor RSL10-Sense-GEVK Development Kit from a up-sideward prespective
ON Semiconductor RSL10-Sense-GEVK Development Kit from above
  • ON Semiconductor RSL10-Sense-GEVK Development Kit from a up-sideward prespective
  • ON Semiconductor RSL10-Sense-GEVK Development Kit from above

ON Semiconductor is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient connectivity, sensing, power management, analog, logic, timing, discrete, and custom devices.

Read more about the RSL10-SENSE-GEVK: RSL10 Sensor Development Kit

On Semi

The RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor platform is a complete, low-cost solution for developing self-powered sensor nodes using harvested solar energy without requiring any batteries. It features the combined digital humidity, pressure and temperature sensor BME280 and the smart 3-axes ultra-low power accelerometer BMA400 with integrated wake up and sleep function from Bosch Sensortec.

ON Semiconductor RSL10-SOLARSENS-GEVK: RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform from a up-sideward prespective
ON Semiconductor RSL10-SOLARSENS-GEVK: RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform from above
  • ON Semiconductor RSL10-SOLARSENS-GEVK: RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform from a up-sideward prespective
  • ON Semiconductor RSL10-SOLARSENS-GEVK: RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform from above

ON Semiconductor is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient connectivity, sensing, power management, analog, logic, timing, discrete, and custom devices.

Read more about the RSL10-SOLARSENS-GEVK: RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor Platform

Telit

Telit is a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, with an extensive portfolio of wireless connectivity modules, platforms, virtual cellular IoT operator services, and professional services, empowering hundreds of millions of connected ‘things’ to date, and trusted by thousands of direct and indirect customers, globally.

Telit’s new OneEdge evaluation kit enables rapid IoT development and time to market
Telit’s new OneEdge evaluation kit enables rapid IoT development and time to market
  • Telit’s new OneEdge evaluation kit enables rapid IoT development and time to market
  • Telit’s new OneEdge evaluation kit enables rapid IoT development and time to market

Telit's Bravo is a turnkey evaluation kit for rapidly developing and deploying a wide variety of IoT solutions, including drones, wearables, smart home devices and more.

Three Bosch Sensortec sensors are included in Bravo to support a wide variety of applications:

  • The BHI160B motion sensor includes a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and a programmable microcontroller to support devices such as fitness/well-being wearables and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) controllers.
  • The BMM150 3-axis magnetometer measures the earth’s magnetic field and provides accurate heading information. It is ideal for applications such as drones, personal navigation devices and game controllers.
  • The BME680 gas sensor measures humidity, barometric pressure, ambient temperature and gases for applications such as smart home monitors and wearable air quality trackers.

For more information, visit https://contact.telit.com/bravo.

Texas Instruments - Sensors BoosterPack Plug-In Module

TI is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company. Innovate with 100,000+ analog ICs and embedded processors, along with software and tools.

Texas Instruments Sensors BoosterPack Plug-In Module from an above perspective
Texas Instruments Sensors BoosterPack Plug-In Module from a topshot
  • Texas Instruments Sensors BoosterPack Plug-In Module from an above perspective
  • Texas Instruments Sensors BoosterPack Plug-In Module from a topshot

The BOOSTXL-SENSORS BoosterPack™ plug-in module is an easy way to add digital sensors to your LaunchPad™ development kit design. MCU developers can use this BoosterPack module to start developing sensor applications using the on-board gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, pressure, temperature, humidity and ambient light sensors.

It features Bosch Sensortec’s BMI160, BMM150 and BME280.

Read more about the Sensors BoosterPack

The BSEC software is only available for download after accepting the software license agreement:

BSEC license agreement

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