OnSemi integrates Quuppa to improve asset management

  • February 2, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Arizona chip company On Semiconductor has introduced software to improve IoT asset management with angle of arrival (AoA) location technology.

The software features the intelligent locating system from Helsinki-based Quuppa for asset tracking and monitoring applications.

The software is for OnSemi’s RSL10 flash-based Bluetooth Low Energy system on chip (SoC). Provided in a CMSIS-Pack format, the combination allows manufacturers to design low-power indoor asset tracking applications with direction finding features and AoA technology.

The Quuppa platform is for location-based services and applications. Its direction finding methodology and positioning algorithms enable real-time tracking of tags and devices, with centimetre-level accuracy even in difficult environments. The technology allows positioning updates to be sent up to 50 times per second, providing real-time locating for many industries.

“Monitoring and tracking of assets enables new capabilities and huge improvements in operational efficiencies across a wide variety of applications,” said Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at OnSemi. “Ultra-low-power wireless sensing and accurate location identification are essential to delivering on this promise. Implementing the Quuppa trackable technology on our industry-leading Bluetooth Low Energy wireless platform addresses this need.”

The pack is available as part of an asset management development ecosystem from OnSemi and technology partners. Designed to provide manufacturers with flexible deployment options, the ecosystem features a range of RSL10-based products including sensor development kits and software resources. For turnkey applications, OnSemi has collaborated with Swiss firm Tatwah SA to develop a portfolio of Bluetooth tags and beacons including the recently-added Quuppa trackable tags.

“We are thrilled to work alongside On Semiconductor in monitoring and tracking assets across vertical markets,” said Fabio Belloni, chief customer officer at Quuppa. “Over the years, we witnessed increasing demand for real-time location technologies where companies are seeking to gain visibility within their production lines and workflows. The need for a variety of different types of sensors and tags to empower those use cases is endless.”

OnSemi supplies semiconductor-based products, offering a portfolio of energy efficient, power management, analogue, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. It has design centres in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.