STMicroelectronics sensors complete Alibaba IoT validation

STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has announced the validation of its LSM6DSL 6-axis inertial sensor and LPS22HB pressure sensor for Alibaba IoT’s ecosystem, which enables users to create complete IoT (Internet of Things) nodes and gateway solutions with good time to market.

Announced in 2017, AliOS Things is a lightweight embedded operating system for the IoT, developed by Alibaba. The company recently announced the release of AliOS Things v1.2, which includes a sensor-based component called uData. The ST sensors that have passed the AliOS validation have been integrated in uData and the two companies are cooperating on the development of IoT systems that aim to improve end-user experiences.

The LSM6DSL is a system in package featuring a 3D digital accelerometer and a 3D digital gyroscope that operates at 0.65 mA in high-performance mode and enables always-on low-power features for an optimal motion experience for the consumer. High robustness to mechanical shock makes the product suitable for system designers looking to manufacture products with good operation. It supports main OS requirements, offering real, virtual and batch sensors with 4 KB for dynamic data batching.

The LPS22HB is an ultracompact piezoresistive absolute pressure sensor that functions as a digital output barometer. Dust-free and water resistant by design, the sensor enables low-power operation. It is available in a full-mould package with silicon cap and six 20 µm holes, ensuring sensor moisture resistance, relative accuracy of pressure measurement 0.1 mbar and low power consumption (eg, 12 µA in Low-Noise mode).

“The validation by Alibaba of ST’s LSM6DSL and LPS22HB sensors is an important achievement,” said Collins Wu, marketing director, Analog and MEMS Group, Greater China & South Asia, STMicroelectronics.

“Creating and connecting nodes quickly and securely is facilitated by the holistic platform of AliOS, which cuts time to market for users and allows them to create IoT systems in China quickly for applications in smartphones, smart watches, smart locks, smart parking and beyond.

“On top of this, Alibaba is collaborating closely with ST to integrate more products in the platform, offering compelling IoT solutions for customers.”

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