Broadcom WICED Sense – Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag

Yet another Sensor Tag – Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag!

Here is another Sensor packed Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag evaluation/development kit from Broadcom !

Sensor Tag Technical Specifications:

  • Includes multiple low-power MEMS sensors (
    gyroscope – L3GD20Documentation
    accelerometer – LIS3DSH (MEMS digital output motion sensor: ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis “nano” accelerometer) , Documentation
    digital compass – LSM303D  (Ultra-compact high-performance eCompass module: 3D accelerometer and 3D magnetometer) , Documentation
    pressure – LPS25HDocumentation
    humidity and temperature – HTS221Documentation
    Bluetooth Smart radio – BCM20737S BLE SoC, Documentation
    all powered by a single coin cell battery!
  • No embedded software design knowledge or compiler required
  • Bluetooth Smart connection covers distance of roughly 100 feet.
  • Support for eight master/slave Bluetooth Smart devices.
  • Built in support for iOS and Android including downloaded app
  • Software support for iBeacon, wireless charging and NFC simplified pairing
  • Single coin cell battery-based power
  • On board buzzer
  • Micro usb port

Review video:

Schematic Files and Layout

Sensor Tag PCB component layout front

Sensor Tag PCB component layout front

Sensor Tag design files can be downloaded here – Design Files ( Schematic, PCB, BOM)

High Resolution Images of the PCB

Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag High resolution PCB front

Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag High resolution PCB front

Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag High resolution PCB back

Bluetooth Smart Sensor Tag High resolution PCB back

Software:

Not available

My Opinion:

Sensor Tag from Broadcom is very slick sensor packed Sensor Tag evaluation kit, unfortunately I cannot figure out where to get software and how to program this Sensor Kit, seems like it design only for demonstration purposed without any ability to tinker with it, this is a bit disappointing. I will continue my research but so far I don’t see anything available online.

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