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Future Electronics
Sequana
For prototyping and development of low-power, secure and connected embedded systems.

Future Electronics has launched Sequana, a hardware and software platform for the rapid prototyping and development of low-power, secure and connected embedded systems.  It is based on Cypress Semiconductor's high-performance PSoC® 6 Microcontroller.

 

The Future Sequana Development Kit features a PSoC 6 BLE 5.0 module (CYBLE-416045-02) hosting the PSoC 63 MCU. The PSoC 63 dual-core SoC includes an on-chip Bluetooth® 5.0 radio operating in Bluetooth Low Energymode. Maximum output power of 4dBm and -95dBm Receive sensitivity provide a robust link budget for use in challenging environments such as inside buildings, or in electrically noisy environments such as factories. Arm® Mbed™ enablement provides a fast path for software prototyping to production, including security and connectivity.

The board includes compact, low-power MEMS motion sensors. Preventive maintenance relies on accurate measurement of parameters such as vibration in industrial machines, and the application of analytics to detect unusual or unwanted patterns. The Sequana board’s combination of ROHM Semiconductor MEMS sensors and high-performance SoC provides the capabilities needed for this and many other Industry 4.0 applications.

Sequana supports expansion through Arduino- or mikroBUS™ compatible add-ons. Debug and programming, I/O configurationand power measurement interfaces are provided on the board.

Features
  • MEMS motion sensors from ROHM Semiconductor: options include a three axis accelerometer or a six-axis accelerometer/magnetometer, the KMX65 industrial combo is mounted by default but many options are possible due to dual footprint.
  • Embedded system operation is supported by the provision of a high-speed Cypress Excelon™ Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) nonvolatile memory, which offers unlimited Read/Write capability for use in data-logging applications.
  • A highly efficient DC-DC converter, the BD70522GUL from ROHM Semiconductor, provides an output current of up to 500mA at any of nine selectable output voltages from 1.2V to 3.3V, from a 2.5V to 5.5V input.