Bluetooth® Indoor Solar Development Kit

PowerFilm’s wireless sensing module is intended as the foundation for building any IoT project

Image of PowerFilm Bluetooth Indoor Solar Development KitFully powered by PowerFilm’s low-light series solar, the Bluetooth indoor solar development kit is a wireless sensing module that collects data from a variety of sensors and sends it to a connected mobile device via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Ideal for indoor environments, the LES100 kit uses a nano-power energy harvester to operate down to 200 lux and below. The integrated power management features battery charging with over-/undervoltage protection and a regulated output voltage rail.

This development kit is meant to be the first building block of any IoT sensing project or idea. The wireless MCU is broken out so additional sensors and components can be added easily. This open-source design accelerates the development process by making solar power simple.

Features

  • Wireless sensing unit
    • Pre-configured to measure light level, temperature, and battery level
    • Adjustable data rate from 0.1 seconds to 30 seconds
    • CC2650 ultra-low power Simplelink multi-standard wireless MCU
    • I/O pin breakout
    • User-friendly mobile application
    • Supports Bluetooth low energy, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and ZigBee RFCE
  • Energy harvesting unit
    • BQ25570 nano power boost charger and buck converter
    • Optimized for PowerFilm indoor series solar panels
    • Operational down to 200 lux and below
    • Artificial light collection
    • Battery charging with over-/under-voltage protection
    • Adjustable output voltage from 2 V to 5 V
    • Open source hardware and software
Sensing Applications
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Light level
  • Vibration
  • Motion
  • Acoustic
  • Airflow
  • Water flow
  • Strain moisture
  • Air quality
  • Occupancy
  • Acceleration
  • Water level
IoT Applications
  • Home automation
  • Wearables
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart city
  • Smart agriculture
  • Wireless nodes
  • Asset tracking
  • Smart transportation
  • Gateways
  • Beacons
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Industrial automation

Bluetooth Indoor Solar Development Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionSensor TypeInterfaceAvailable QuantityView Details
BLUETOOTH LOW-ENERGY (BLE) LOW-LLES100BLUETOOTH LOW-ENERGY (BLE) LOW-LLight, TemperatureRF8 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-10-15