Arrow Electronics signs global agreement with Bosch Sensortec to address IoT
Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Bosch Sensortec to supply Bosch Sensortec products. Bosch is a leading supplier of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors worldwide. It has built on an initial base in automotive applications to expand its offering to consumer electronics markets and now provides a diverse portfolio of MEMS devices for the Internet of Things. Arrow offers an extensive range of IoT solutions, from component level through to complete secure, end-to-end deployable services.
Since 1995, Bosch has designed and manufactured over 8 billion MEMS sensors and holds more than 1000 patents on MEMS technology. Its in-house expertise is fuelling a roadmap of products, together with supporting software and reference designs, that enable mobile and IoT devices to feel and sense the world around them. Bosch Sensortec is now offering an extensive range of highly integrated sensor products to meet the requirements of IoT nodes for applications such as smart home and industry 4.0.
Arrow’s IoT portfolio includes a comprehensive range of hardware components, development platforms and software tools linked together by services to deliver the broadest available IoT offering. The company’s Things Evolved solutions includes specifying hardware, carrying out system integration for IoT, implementing the cloud data platform, maintaining the network and product life cycle management for assets that have reached the end of their operational life.
As an early example of their collaboration, Arrow has featured sensors from Bosch Sensortec on Arrow`s newly announced 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 Bosch BME280, an integrated environmental sensor that combines humidity, pressure and temperature measurement functions in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm² package; and the BNO055, the first in a new family of Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSN) implementing an intelligent 9-axis Absolute Orientation Sensor, which includes sensors and sensor data fusion in a single package.
The close collaboration is also shown by the recently released environmental sensor BME680 from Bosch Sensortec which is now available for pre-ordering at Arrow. BME680 combines temperature, humidity, pressure and indoor air quality measurement in one package and is ideally suited for the IoT.