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Low Power Asset Tag from onsemi Brings Unmatched Five-Year Battery Life to Industrial Asset Management

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A leader in smart power as well as noticing technologies, unveiled a new system remedy that overcomes the primary difficulties related to creating asset tracking tags. Battery life has actually been a significant challenge to possession tag adoption, particularly within industrial industries where decreasing maintenance initiatives as well as linked costs are a main issue. The RSL10 Asset Tag supplies an extraordinary, industry-leading battery life of up to five years. Previously, the approved battery life for asset tracking tags or beacons has been simply a year or even months.

This game-changing battery life is enabled by the low power usage of the RSL10 Bluetooth ® 5 radio SoC and enhancements at the firmware degree. Alongside the RSL10, the system includes a 3-axis accelerometer and environmental sensors (movement, stress and also temperature level) to offer useful information and also insights right into a possession’s setting, condition as well as positioning. Each sensing unit is powered through a dedicated MOSFET tons switch, managed by the RSL10. This layout makes it possible for the total system power intake to be controlled on a per-sensor basis, which decreases the overall power made use of. Extra functions of the system consist of a low-cost antenna, matching circuit maximized for Bluetooth Low Energy transmissions, a multi-purpose dome switch as well as a 10-pin debugger that can be removed depending on the requirements of the application.

The RSL10 was recently selected for use in an interior localization beacon made to track as well as check medical facility tools and supply workable insight to doctor. Blyott, an IoT solution company, and also Tatwah, a market leader in Bluetooth LE tags and also signs, created the tool. Blyott selected Tatwah’s RSL10-based beacons as a result of their tiny form-factor, ultra-low-power capabilities and also the capability of the IP67 tags to meet the rigid sterilization demands.

“onsemi provided us with an ideal hardware platform to develop Bluetooth-based RTLS solutions,” said Gery Pollett, CEO and co-founder of Blyott, “The RSL10 allowed us to meet the challenging needs of the healthcare industry. We were particularly impressed by the energy efficiency of the RSL10 radio.”

The RSL10 Asset Tag is readily available with a detailed suite of advancement tools that consist of multi-protocol wireless support for Bluetooth ® Low-Energy connection and also the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System Real Time Localization Services (RTLS) Intelligent Locating System Real Time Localization Services (RTLS). Within the CMSIS-Pack, consisted of with the assessment board, onsemi has created a customized application that demonstrates the ultra-low-power functions and abilities of the system in an asset tracking use-case.

“The next generation of RSL10-powered Bluetooth LE tags will allow Quuppa partners to leverage highly accurate, sensor-enriched positioning data with unprecedented battery lifetime. This enables use-cases that haven’t been possible before due to the high cost of ownership,” said Santtu Pulli, Senior Customer Manager at Quuppa. “Real-time asset visibility and related productivity optimization will become a key competitive advantage for companies in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics domains. This is just the beginning – the possibilities are endless!”

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.