Arrow, Bosch Sensortec ink global distribution deal
Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement to supply Bosch Sensortec’s MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors worldwide. They will be pursuing opportunities for inertial, environmental and smart sensors in applications including wearables, smart home, building automation, industry 4.0, domestic robots, toys, augmented and virtual reality and drones.
Aiden Mitchell, global vice president of IoT sales at Arrow, commented: “Bosch Sensortec has created an excellent portfolio that is well-positioned to address the proliferation of sensory edge intelligence within today’s and future IoT applications. Bosch’s highly integrated products and software solutions complement Arrow’s Sensor-to-Sunset strategy perfectly.”
As multiple sensors are integrated into single devices and package sizes are shrunk to meet energy efficiency and space requirements, Bosch Sensortec’s sensor data fusion software helps to enable optimum application performance.
The software separates static and dynamic acceleration, compensates for 3D tilt, eliminates magnetic distortion and identifies rest position for sensor calibration.
Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec, commented: “This agreement brings together two of the most dynamic companies addressing the IoT, whose combined offerings can help many companies accelerating their product development, deployment and long term management. We look forward to a successful relationship.”
As an early example of their collaboration, Arrow has featured market-leading sensors from Bosch Sensortec on Arrow`s ARIS Edge board, an ultra-low power wireless sensor node solution based on the Renesas Synergy hardware and software platform, designed to accelerate developers proof of concept and significantly reduce time-to-market.
ARIS EDGE features the BoschBME280, an integrated environmental sensor that combines humidity, pressure and temperature measurement functions in a 2.5 x 2.5mm² package; and the BNO055 , the first in a new family of Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSN) implementing an intelligent nine-axis Absolute Orientation Sensor, which includes sensors and sensor data fusion in a single package.