The Mouser IoT Design Contest for India launched on December 15th, 2015 with the goal of enabling participants to maximize their creativity while leveraging Mouser's broad linecard.
This contest is all about thinking different and innovating. Design engineers, professionals, academia, budding scientists and hobbyists, it simply does not matter who you are, all you need is the thirst for designing an embedded system for the Internet of Things (IoT).
THE CHALLENGE IN A NUTSHELL
Mouser, along with its partners Murata and Broadcom, are providing a list of seven components which can be used in the desired system. Choose one component from the list, but make sure your design has at least one of these components. Not too difficult, right? Just get your ideas together, choose the applicable components, put your idea together in an abstract, and send it to Mouser by the 7th of February, 2016.
Do not forget to register first: http://electronicsforu.com/mouser/user_login.asp
The eligible products include: Murata shock sensor, Murata barometric sensor, Murata Wi-Fi Module, Murata CAP small energy device, Broadcom WICED Sense Bluetooth Smart Sensor Development Kit, Broadcom WICED Smart Bluetooth Low Energy Module, Broadcom WICED Smart Bluetooth System on Chip (SoC).
SHOCK SENSORS FROM MURATA
These vibration sensors are a part of Murata PKGS Series and are small, bi-terminal acceleration sensors that detect acceleration and shock as electrical signals. Bimorph piezo elements clamped at one end (Cantilever construction) with original polarization technology are used to produce high-sensitivity and excellent durability. They are of re-flow solderable surface-mount device (SMD) type and boast of high resonant frequency and wide bandwidth operation.
Sample application idea: Write-protect your hard disk data, when it is under shock from the outside. Enable pick-up control for disk-type storage in digital cameras and camcorders.
Murata PKGS Shock Sensors: http://www.mouser.com/new/Murata/murata-shock-sensors/
BOARD-MOUNT PRESSURE SENSORS FROM MURATA
Murata ZPA Series Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Pressure Sensor is a capacitive-type barometric sensor offering low current consumption and stable temperature drift. The ZPA Series' capacitive MEMS technology enables temperature characteristics, noise performance and current consumption to be at the highest performance to allow users to precisely detect the Z-axis position.
Sample application idea: Why not embed it in your mobile navigation device before your next trek?
Murata Board Mount Pressure Sensors: http://www.mouser.com/Sensors/Pressure-Sensors/Board-Mount-Pressure-Sensors/_/N-6g7qs/
SMALL ENERGY DEVICE FROM MURATA
A part of the UMAC series, the small energy device is a secondary battery, with features similar to that of a capacitor. Designed to be maintenance-free, the device has a maximum charging/ discharging rate of 10C (30mA) and an extended service cycle life with a charging recovery rate of over 80 per cent, even after 1.5K cycles. It is a safe device as no thermal runaway occurs because of its low capacity and chemically stable materials.
Sample application idea: Ideal for a small power equipment like an electric pen, or maybe a solar battery charger.
Murata UMAC Small Energy Device: http://www.mouser.in/new/Murata/murata-umac-series/
WI-FI MODULE BY MURATA
This Wi-Fi module is an embedded network controller solution providing simple serial-to-Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. It is Regulatory Certified Type YD module, which gives it the ability to IP-enable any device with a UART or SPI interface, and low throughput consumer applications with its STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 MCU with no additional interfaces. The network controller module provides device manufacturers with an easy-to-design solution for data acquisition, device management and industrial control applications.
Sample application idea: Put together a sensor application using the ADC and GPIO interfaces.
Murata Type YD-Certified Wi-Fi module: http://www.mouser.in/new/Murata/murata-yd-certified-module/
BLUETOOTH SMART SENSOR DEVELOPMENT KIT FROM BROADCOM
Broadcom's WICED Sense Bluetooth Smart Sensor Development Kit is a kit for the WICED SMART product family based on BCM20737S SIP module, featuring Bluetooth Smart technology. With six MEMs sensors on board, customers can quickly ramp a demo/prototype specific to their needs. The over-the-air download feature provides the ability to update the tag's firmware from a central device like a smartphone, tablet or PC.
Sample application idea: With a development kit at your disposal that includes an associated Smart phone app, why not develop a Bluetooth Smart app/demo?
Broadcom WICED™ Sense Bluetooth® Smart Sensor Development Kit: http://www.mouser.in/new/broadcom/broadcom-bcm9wiced-sense/
BLUETOOTH SMART LOW ENERGY MODULE FROM BROADCOM
Broadcom BCM20736S WICED Smart Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module allows manufacturers to seamlessly connect peripheral devices like heart rate monitors, pedometers, door locks, lighting, proximity alarms and more. Designed for simple integration into coin cell batteries, the ARM Cortex M3-based BCM20736S will inspire a new range of connectivity for previously unconnected devices.
Sample application idea: How about connecting to a headless device without a means of interactive configuration?
Broadcom BCM20736 WICED™ Smart Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) Module: http://www.mouser.in/ProductDetail/Broadcom/BCM20736S/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduimGs2IpREEsCvRzi1Xms6C%252b2o%2fq8K4s3i%252bs1m9xb…
BLUETOOTH SMART SYSTEM ON CHIP (SOC) BY BROADCOM
Broadcom's BCM20736 WICED SMART Bluetooth System-On-Chip (SoC) provides a flexible solution that can be incorporated into a wider variety of devices to drive new use cases. The chip includes built-in wireless charging support for the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) standard. Additionally, the highly integrated design and smaller size of the BCM20736 reduces power consumption to extend battery life for wearables.
Sample application idea: Let's leave you to figure this one out. Maybe you could use a combination of modules!
Broadcom BCM20736 WICED™ Smart Bluetooth® System-On-Chip (SoC): http://www.mouser.in/new/broadcom/broadcom-bcm20736-soc/
For a full list of products, go here: List of Products For The Design Contest | Mouser IoT Design Contest
Apart from grand prizes adding up to ₹200,000, Mouser has also instituted 5 special prizes for the first 5 project submissions to drive the fact that today’s industry values time to market to be a very critical component. Additionally, Mouser will also announce weekly prizes through quiz contests for all contestants to keep up the level of excitement throughout the event.
The following resources were also setup to support the event:|