Customers often want to quickly evaluate ASi-5 together with several sensors in their lab. The ASi-5 board already exists but is lacking sensors, so a dedicated I/F is required to connect to the appropriate sensors.
They often also need to decouple processes and offload their host MCU, so a pre-evaluation of the sensor data by a dedicated MCU on the sensor board is often required. A power supply, usually 3.3V or 5V, is also required.
This design shows a single PCB with multiple sensors, interfaces, a dedicated MCU for sensor data pre-evaluation, and a power supply.
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This platform consists of multiple sensors (air quality, temperature/relative humidity, Time of Flight (ToF), flow, heart rate/blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)/color light) connected to an ASi-5 bus via Renesas’ unique ASi4U-v5 transceiver chip + RA2A1 32-bit MCU, backboned via Industrial Ethernet/EtherCAT using an RZ/N1D-EB microprocessor evaluation board. The sensor values are visualized on an LCD via human machine interface (HMI).
Renesas' complementary product portfolios of Analog + Power + Embedded Processing + Connectivity work together to deliver comprehensive solutions. Our product experts have developed "Winning Combinations," compelling product combinations that help our customers accelerate their designs and get to market faster.