ON Semiconductor – A new modular approach to industrial IoT


ON Semiconductor has embraced a ‘mix-and-match’ concept with its IoT Development Kit (IDK), which differentiates itself through modular construction. There are a variety of shields, featuring different sensing, actuation and communication functions, that can be attached to the IDK’s baseboard. With this kit, engineers are given almost limitless scope to prototype and evaluate IoT systems that are aligned with their original design criteria.

The IDK’s connectivity resources include Wi-Fi®, SIGFOX, and 802.15.4-based RF devices. In terms of wireline communication, CAN and Ethernet transceivers support industrial control and factory automation applications. Through the sensor shields available, engineers can benefit from ambient light, proximity, biochemical, and motion sensing capabilities, as well as heart-rate monitoring. Actuator shields cater to the driving of LED strings, stepper motors and brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

Furthermore, ON Semiconductor provides access to one of the broadest power-management portfolios in the industry with parts notable for features such as energy efficiency, idle-mode power, power density, size and cost efficiency, which has enabled each shield to be optimised for outstanding power performance.

This kit is fully supported from sensor to server. The software provides access to a suite of development tools including: development environment, toolchain, debugger, libraries, and connectivity protocols.


  • Comprehensive portfolio of sensors, connectivity and actuator devices
  • Individual API for each device
  • Complex C Code examples adapted to multiple applications
  • Integrated development environment
  • Full documentation of system hardware and software design
  • Cloud software


  • Process and motor control
  • Climate and lighting control
  • Motion and position control

For orderable part numbers refer to table below.