New Samtec nMode wireless sensor module reduces IoT application development time

Samtec released its nMode wireless sensor module to remotely sense and measure inertial, environmental and acoustical parameters.

Samtec’s 13.5mm x 13.5mm nMode Wireless Sensor Module contains a MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure sensor, and a MEMS microphone from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications. The small size and powerful design make the nMode Wireless Sensor Module as a standalone node ideal for products such as wearables, gaming accessories, and smart-home or Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.

Samtec has collaborated with ST to position the nMode Wireless Sensor Module as an FCC-certified production version of ST’s SensorTile development kit. The Samtec solution leverages standard ICs and, like ST’s SensorTile, it’s compatible with the STM32 ecosystem through STM32Cube support.

The production-ready solution features STM32L476 Ultra-low-power with FPU ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with Floating Point Unit; BlueNRG-MS Bluetooth low energy network processor; BALF-NRG-01D3 integrated Balun filter; LSM6DSM 3D accelerometer + 3D gyroscope; LSM303AGR 3D magnetometer + 3D accelerometer; LPS22HB water and dust-resistant pressure sensor/barometer; MP34DT04 Digital MEMS microphone; and LD39115J18R low quiescent and current low noise LDO.

Samtec is a privately held $625 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions including IC-to-board and IC packaging, high-speed board-to-board, high-speed cables, mid-board and panel optics, flexible stacking, and micro/rugged components and cables.

Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, with interconnect points in between. With 33 locations in 18 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.

“The cooperation between Samtec and ST is expanding the functionality of ST’s SensorTile from development to production,” said Steve Hillerich, Product Manager – Modules at Samtec. “Samtec’s modular approach to IoT application development is leveraging ST’s IoT development ecosystem to enable OEMs to focus on their core IoT application competencies. With the continued growth of wireless sensing and connectivity, Samtec’s nMode Wireless Sensor Module shortens design cycles and time to market for IoT application developers.”

Leveraging its patented Glass Core Technology, Samtec plans to release even smaller versions of the nMode Wireless Sensor Module and a growing portfolio of standard nMode modules throughout this year.

The Samtec nMode Wireless Sensor Module (P/N OMS-1-1313) will be available in spring this year from distributors or directly from Samtec.

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