STMicroelectronics sensors validated for Alibaba IoT

March 19, 2018  - By
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STMicroelectronics has confirmed the validation of its LSM6DSL 6-axis inertial sensor and LPS22HB pressure sensor for the Alibaba internet of things (IoT) ecosystem, which enables users to create complete IoT nodes and gateway solutions with better time to market.

Launched in 2017, AliOS Things is a light-weight embedded IoT operating system developed by Alibaba. The company recently released 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.

According to the company, high robustness to mechanical shock makes the LSM6DSL the preferred choice of system designers for the creation and manufacturing of reliable products. The LSM6DSL supports main OS requirements, offering real, virtual and batch sensors with 4 Kbytes for dynamic data batching.

The LPS22HB is an ultra-compact piezo-resistive absolute pressure sensor that functions as a digital output barometer. Dust-free and water-resistant by design, the sensor enables high accuracy and low-power operation. It is available in full-mold package with silicon cap and six 20-µm holes guaranteeing sensor moisture resistance, relative accuracy of pressure measurement 0.1 mbar, and very low power consumption (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.”