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OnSemi platform allows smart LED prototyping
- March 17, 2020
A connected lighting platform from Arizona-based On Semiconductor supports rapid development of smart LED lighting with Bluetooth Low Energy and power over Ethernet (PoE) capability.
The platform leverages the company’s expertise in PoE and Bluetooth LE connectivity, along with AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion design.
The prototyping platform lets engineering teams explore and innovate in the connected lighting sector, where light fittings become part of the IoT. Bluetooth LE is provided by the RSL10 SIP.
The modular platform offers up to 90W output power and provides two independent channels, each able to supply and control up to 16 LEDs. It also enables the development of battery-less LED lighting applications when used with the energy harvesting Bluetooth LE switch.
Software tools support the platform, including an integrated development environment, various use-cases and mobile apps. The platform allows LEDs to be controlled wirelessly using the RSL10 sense and control app available for iOS and Google Play, or through a web client.
Using the RSL10 firmware over-the-air (FOTA) app for iOS and Google Play, firmware updates can be sent after the application has been deployed.
Alongside the platform, On Semiconductor has also developed a PoE module for high-power, wired connectivity. Based on the IEEE 802.3bt compliant NCP1096 interface controller, the module extends the platform to provide access to 90W of power that can be delivered through an Ethernet cable.
“Lighting is one of the most significant consumers of energy across the globe,” said Wiren Perera, who heads IoT strategy at On Semiconductor. “By combining flexibility, wireless control and energy efficiency, the connected lighting platform allows manufacturers to drastically reduce their energy consumption while providing greater user convenience.”