The Contact Sensor Reference Design kit provides all the tools needed to develop a final product. The contact sensor can be seamlessly integrated into a larger ZigBee® home automation setup. This is a low-cost, small form factor design with the EM3587 integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) with an ARM® Cortex®-M3 MCU and a 802.15.4 radio, which is Thread upgradable. The low-power hardware and software of this reference design allows for up to 5 years of operation on a single CR2032 coin-cell battery. There is also an onboard Si7053 temperature sensor with thermistor footprint option to provide ambient temperature feedback.
With this kit you also get Silicon Labs’ software with example applications, documentation and other resources to get started with your own development.
Contact Sensor Reference Design Training Center
Get started with the door/window contact sensor
Learn how to setup and use the reference designs
Learn how to balance the tradeoffs of battery and size in IoT applications
Contact Sensor Reference Design Software
Schematics, BOM, and gerber files
Sample application code available through Ember Desktop Sample App