Sensors Validated For Alibaba IoT’s Ecosystem

ST speeds creation of IoT nodes and gateways


STMicroelectronics announced that Alibaba has validated its LSM6DSL 6-axis inertial sensor and LPS22HB pressure sensor for Alibaba IoT’s ecosystem, enabling users to create complete IoT (Internet-of-Things) nodes and gateway solutions with a better time to market for applications including smartphones, smartwatches, smart locks, smart parking and beyond.

AliOS — Alibaba’s IoT operating system, announced last year — is a light-weight embedded operating system for IoT. The company recently announced the release of AliOS Things v1.2, which includes a sensor-based component called uData.

The ST sensors that have passed the AliOS validation have been integrated in uData and the two companies are cooperating on the development of IoT systems that aim to improve end-user experiences.

“The validation by Alibaba of ST’s LSM6DSL and LPS22HB sensors is an important achievement. Creating and connecting nodes quickly and securely is facilitated by the holistic platform of AliOS, which cuts time to market for users and allows them to create IoT systems in China quickly for applications in smartphones, smartwatches, smart locks, smart parking and beyond. On top of this, Alibaba is collaborating closely with ST to integrate more products in the platform, offering compelling IoT solutions for customers,” said Collins Wu, Marketing Director, Analog and MEMS Group, Greater China & South Asia, STMicroelectronics.

The LSM6DSL is a system-in-package featuring a 3D digital accelerometer and a 3D digital gyroscope that operates at 0.65 mA in high-performance mode and enables always-on low-power features for an optimal motion experience for the consumer.

The sensor also offers high robustness to mechanical shock making it a reliable choice for system designers.

In the announcement, ST also noted that the LSM6DSL supports main OS requirements, offering real, virtual and batch sensors with 4Kbyte for dynamic data batching.

The LPS22HB, as per ST, is an ultra-compact piezo-resistive absolute pressure sensor that functions as a digital output barometer.

Dust-free and water-resistant by design, the sensor enables high accuracy and low-power operation.

The sensor is available in a full-mold package with silicon cap and six 20µm holes guaranteeing sensor moisture resistance, a relative accuracy of pressure measurement 0.1 mbar, and very low power consumption (e.g. 12µA in Low-Noise mode).

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