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Winners announced… ROHM Semiconductor’s Sensor Platform Kit Giveaway

In partnership with ROHM Semiconductor

Congratulations to our winner!

Zach A., Ryan M. and Daniel B. From the AAC Community.


AAC is giving away 3 ROHM Semiconductor's Sensor Platform Kits in our February Giveaway to 3 lucky winners. See below for details and rules!

ROHM's Sensor Platform Kit (ROHM-SENSEKIT1-EVK-101/SENSEKIT2-EVK-101) is a low-cost way to quickly evaluate and test sensor products provided by ROHM. The kit consists of three main elements: a Sensor Platform Base Board, 6 Sensor Breakout Boards (Analog and Digital Ambient Light Sensors (ALS), Accelerometer + Magnetometer Combo Sensor, along with Hall, Temp, and UV Sensors) and a USB Battery* (used for standalone mode). Using these in combination allows for quick testing in the field or in the lab. In standalone mode, LEDs are used to visualize sensor output . And for detailed testing, the kit outputs precise readings from the sensor over the USB port for display and use on a PC.

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Sensors included in the Sensor Platform Kit

Digital Ambient Light Sensor (BH1721FVC) ROHM
Digital output type ambient light sensor IC is composed of photodiodes, current-voltage converter circuit, A / D converter, control logic circuits, interface circuits and etc.It connects with I2C Bus in an equipment.

• 1 ~ 65528 Lx range (16bit ADC)

Analog Ambient Light Sensor (BH1620FVC) ROHM
Analog current output type ambient light sensor IC is composed of photodiodes, amplifiers and current mirror circuits. The output current can be converted to the voltage value by external resistor.

• Different gain modes allow for 0 ~ 100000Lx range

Omnipolar Hall Sensor (BU52011HFV) ROHM
Omnipolar detection Hall ICs can detect both S-and N-pole magnetic fields, simplifying magnet management.

• ±3.0mT switch operation point
• Dual output for N and S polarity
• Other PNs in lineup have different mT operation points

Temperature Sensor (BDE0600G) ROHM
The BDExxxxG series of thermostat output temperature sensor ICs integrate a temperature detection element, constant current circuit, and high-accuracy reference voltage source in a single chip.

• Other PNs in lineup have different thermostat trigger operating points   from 55˚C ~ 115˚C in 5˚C steps
• ±3.5C output accuracy

Analog UV Sensor (ML8511) LAPIS
Detects ultraviolet rays with Si ( silicon ) device using the original SOI (silicon on insulator) technology, ideal for mobile devices.

• Sensitive to UV-A and UV-B
• Can be used to approximate UV index
• Outputs in mW/cm2

Accelerometer + Magnetometer Combo Sensor (KMX61) Kionix
The KMX61 delivers high sensitivity with stability over temperature (± 0.05%/ºC) and is well-suited for a range of smartphone, tablet and health and fitness applications.

• User-selectable ± 2g, 4g, 8g full-sale accelerometer range
• ±1200µT total magnetometer measurement range


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    zethy.d January 29, 2016

    Building POC for high-precision motion encoder: 10x count vs quadrature, interpolation analog, dust alarm

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    im1992 February 07, 2016

    New to circuits, this would be very cool to play around with!

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  • Christopher Hutchison February 09, 2016

    Would be fun to compare these sensors to our lab standards, so many possibilities, so much potential, there’s only 3? I can’t hold my brain back from thinking of what to make that includes all of the sensors at once! Haha now I have given you the thought… And it will be stuck in your head now until you come up with something! 😛

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