The sensor application is a technology applied to various products including electric appliances, a technology which is essential for product performance and intelligence. Recently, it has also been paid attention to from an ecology point of view as an indispensable technology that contributes to low power consumption by precisely controlling the behavior of products via sensing the surrounding conditions.

Multi-channel communication functions (serial interface), A/D converters and timer inputs are required in those systems that use and control many different sensors. In addition, device controlling functions such as motor control are also essential.

Renesas has a lineup of microcomputers that are suitable for achieving flexible environmental sensor product configurations.

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Environmental Sensor Solution Optimized for consumer electronics and industrial products Air purifiers, electronic ovens, air conditioners (indoor units), ventilation systems, air quality monitors, building air-conditioners RL78/G13 The standard for general-purpose microcontroller with low power, high function and an abundant lineup.
Application notes and sample programs compatible with functional safety for home appliances (IEC 60730 Class-B) are available - Functional Safety Solutions for Home Appliances (IEC/UL 60730).
- Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor
 HS3001
- Gas Sensor
 ZMOD4410
Capacitive Touch and Environmental Sensor Solution Optimized for consumer electronics and industrial products with capacitive touch operation Air purifiers (capacitive touch models), electronic ovens (capacitive touch models), air conditioners (indoor units), robot vacuum cleaners, ventilation systems, air quality monitors, building air-conditioners RX130 Cost optimized high performance RX 32-bit microcontroller with enhanced capacitive touch function and 5V operation support.
Application notes and sample programs compatible with functional safety for home appliances (IEC 60730 Class-B) are available - Functional Safety Solutions for Home Appliances (IEC/UL 60730).
- Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor
 HS3001
- Gas Sensor
 ZMOD4410

Environmental Sensor Solution

Features

  • System control and sensing with 1-chip MCU
    • Uses the RL78 MCU which has been widely adopted in consumer electronics and industrial products
    • Uses the RL78/G13 as an I2C master to communicate with three sensor modules
  • Monitor indoor air quality with high accuracy
    • Adopting Renesas manufactured “Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor” and “Gas Sensor”
    • Temperature, Humidity, TVOC(The Total Volatile Organic Compounds), eCO2(Estimation of Carbon Dioxide), and IAQ(Indoor Air Quality) values are displayed on the LCD. 
       * It is possible to display the Odor value on the LCD by changing the library.
  • Evaluation and development immediately available
    • Hardware and software are available for evaluation and development
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Environmental sensor solution

Hardware Configuration

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Environmental sensor solution

Renesas Starter Kit for RL78/G13
SDAH01
ZMOD4410-EVK

Capacitive Touch and Environmental Sensor Solution

Features

  • Simultaneous operation of capacitive touch and sensing by using an RX130 32-bit MCU
    • The RX130 MCU provides high computing performance and excellent low power consumption, high sensitivity and water resistant capacitive touch
    • Uses the RX130 as an I2C master to communicate with three sensor modules
  • Monitor indoor air quality with high accuracy
    • Adopting Renesas manufactured “Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor” and “Gas Sensor”
    • Temperature, Humidity, TVOC(The Total Volatile Organic Compounds), eCO2(Estimation of Carbon Dioxide), and IAQ(Indoor Air Quality) values are displayed on the LCD.
       * It is possible to display the Odor value on the LCD by changing the library.
  • Evaluation and development immediately available
    • Hardware and software are available for evaluation and development
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Capacitive touch and environmental sensor solution

Hardware Configuration

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Capacitive touch and environmental sensor solution

Renesas Starter Kit for RX130-512KB
SDAH01
ZMOD4410-EVK

Reference Designs

Solution Application note Software
(source code and application note)
Environmental Sensor Solution RL78/G13 Group Sensirion environmental sensor module control sample software (PDF | English, 日本語)  
Capacitive Touch and Environmental Sensor Solution RX130 Group Sensirion environmental sensor module control sample software (PDF | English, 日本語) RX130 Group Sensirion environmental sensor module control sample software (ZIP)

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