SmartBug™: The All-in-One Sensor & Algorithm Module for Your IoT Applications
TDK SmartBug (MD-42688-P) is a multi-sensor wireless module that leverages TDK’s MEMS sensors and algorithms for a wide range of IoT applications.
This module combines six sensors, a powerful wireless (BLE) MCU, seven algorithm driven features and a rechargeable battery, in a small enclosure. It also comes with the option of an Add-On board that includes a WiFi module, an SD card slot and an ultrasonic sensor from TDK.
6-Axis IMU featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope.
Barometric pressure sensor for precise atmospheric readings.
MEMS based Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight sensor for distance measurements.
Temperature sensor for understanding the operating conditions.
MEMS Magnetometer determines heading & magnetic anomalies.
Humidity sensor for monitoring the relative humidity.
Windows 10 Application
The go-to module for quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data. It's the perfect enabler for IoT product developers, algorithm developers, and sensor data enthusiasts to better understand real application signatures, environment variations, and multi-sensor/algorithm behaviors.
The ultimate add-on to the ultimate all-in-one. Packing not only WiFi and SD card support to help you transmit and store your SmartBug data, but also includes the industry-first MEMS-based Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight Range Sensor, the Chirp Microsystems CH101.
All sensor data and output can be visualized, streamed and recorded on the SmartBug Windows 10 Application. The Windows 10 work environment provides a secure, familiar, and powerful eco-system to analyze and collect data from your SmartBug.
No soldering, programming or any mechanical changes required. It is a pre-programmed module that facilitates quick access to meaningful sensor data, wirelessly.
Dedicated source of Sensor Data (both raw and intelligent data):
Intelligent Outputs: Quaternions, Yaw, Pitch, roll, differential pressure output, smart door lock open/close outputs, asset monitoring events, APEX IMU outputs, Air Mouse outputs and Range/Distance data.
Raw sensor outputs: Accelerometer, gyroscope, Magnetometer, Pressure sensor, temperature sensor, humidity sensor and ultrasonic ToF sensor.
Stick the module on “anything” you want to analyze remotely and accurately for IoT applications. Small Size (36.6 x 50 x 18 mm), flat base and wireless connectivity enables effective IoT application analysis.
Reliable and Good quality data:
Each IoT application today requires trusted and intelligent sensor data to make critical product development decisions. SmartBug meets this key requirement by leveraging data from its highest-performance sensors and algorithms.
Collect smart sensor data from Smart Home applications such as a smart door lock, smart window lock or HVAC filter.
Stick the SmartBug on home appliances such as Robotic Vacuum Cleaner or Smart Washing Machine and start gathering smart appliance data.
Monitor patient movement, taking advantage of the data visualization tools and sensor fusion for accurate analysis.
Use the motion, pressure, magnetometer, temperature and humidity sensors for monitoring the condition of an asset.
Get the most out of the data gathered by the 6-Axis IMU and the Air Mouse feature to map the movement of an Air Mouse or Smart TV remote accurately in 2D space.
This is a small sample of applications and solutions made possible by SmartBug, but it's just the tip of the iceberg of all possibilities that can help you solve some of IoT's biggest challenges. We hope it will inspire your imagination to create the next must-have gadget, tool, or product. Purchase now and get started with the most valuable, versatile, multi-sensor module!
Included Hardware Devices
6-Axis Motion Sensor
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Ultrasonic Time-Of-Flight Range Sensor
High Precision Tri-axis Magnetic Sensor
Digital Humidity and Temperature Sensor
Advanced Bluetooth 5 SOC with ARM® Cortex™-M4 CPU
32-bit MCU & 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
Software Features & Benefits
The software features of the module can be accessed from the SmartBug Windows 10 Application. Each feature offers both output visualization and data logging from multiple sensors and algorithms:
FINALIST – SENSORS EXPO
Best of Sensors Award 2020
Data Acquisition & Analytics Category
We are happy to announce that our SmartBug has been chosen as a FINALIST in the DATA ACQUISITION & ANALYTICS category for the Best of Sensors Award 2020. Congratulations to the team who has worked hard on making this product possible.