ON Semi RSL10-SENSE-DB-GEVK Sensor Board

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This compact platform features environmental, inertial (3-axis accelerometer, 3-asix gyro and a low-power smart hub for motion sensing), a geomagnetic, and an ambient light sensors.


A compact and a comprehensive platform to easily develop IoT applications with leading sensor technology and the industry's lowest power Bluetooth ® Low Energy SoC. Several applications including industrial wearables, asset monitoring, smart sensing solutions can be easily developed on this platform.


The compact platform features a full range of sensors including environmental, inertial (3-axis accelerometer, 3-asix gyroscope and a low-power smart hub for motion sensing), a geomagnetic sensor, and an ambient light sensor. Example use cases and detailed documentation are provided in the CMSIS pack.



In addition to monitoring the various sensor values, the accompanying mobile application connects to several cloud services (AWS, IBM®, Azure ™, etc.) enabling a true end-to-end solution development.


Based on the RSL10 System-in-Package (SiP)

  • Bluetooth 5 certified
  • Certified to international wireless regulations (CE, IC, KC, MIC, FCC)


  • NOA1305 (Ambient light)
  • BHI160 (Integrated low power smart hub, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope)
  • BMM150 (Low Power, Low Noise 3-axis digital geomagnetic sensor)
  • BME680 (Integrated high-accuracy gas, pressure, humidity and temperature sensor)
  • INMP522 (Ultra-low noise digital Microphone)
  • APTF1616 (Programmable RGB LED)
  • N24RF64 (64kB NFC EEPROM)
  • 3 programmable push-buttons



Supported by the RSL10 Sense and Control app(IoS ®, Android ™) for cloud connectivity








Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: Aug 4 2019

Enrollment Ends: Sept 5 2019

RoadTesters Selected: Sept 7 2019

Product Shipped: Nov 1 2019

RoadTesting Begins: Nov 8 2019

Reminder/Update Email: Dec 8 2019

Submit Reviews By: Jan 8 2019

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


  (due date Dec 30 2019)

(due date Jan 9 2020)

Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions

ON Semiconductor Sensor Board

These are the terms and conditions which govern the  ON Semiconductor Sensor Board contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Sept 5 2019

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Nov 1 2019

Prize: ON Semiconductor Sensor Board

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site: https://www.element14.com/community/groups/roadtest?ICID=menubar_resources_roadtest

Site or element14 Community: www.element14.com/community

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on element14.com;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

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1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

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2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

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3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

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3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


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5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

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5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Reviews for this Roadtest
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  • I sent out a notifical email a couple of weeks ago. I learned back then there was a stocking issue. Yesterday I have a tracking number. I expect the kits any day now and will get them to you quickly.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • To all applicants or interested roadtesters!


    I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about this roadtest. I made some changes and also administered the roadtest slightly different than I normally do. So, I feel the need to share my thoughts and reasoning about it.


    Let me start with the board:


    It's based on  ON Semiconductors RSL10 SiP which is Bluetooth 5 certified, and fully certified to worldwide wireless standards. It features an integrated antenna, RSL10 Radio SoC, and all passive components in a single, miniature package. It's a great little device. It's been built into a sensor development board with 2 versions: a base version and a debug version. The sensor board is super compact. And has a number of sensors including environmental, inertial (3-axis accelerometer, 3-asix gyroscope and a low-power smart hub for motion sensing), a geomagnetic sensor, and an ambient light sensor. To monitoring the sensors values, there is a mobile app that connects to several cloud services (AWS, IBMRegistered, Azure Tm, etc.). All in all, I think it is a fantastic little board. If you are into IoT, this is a great product, and that is why after I learned about it I was excited to offer it to the community to roadtest.


    Now to the roadtest...


    ON Semiconductor was nice enough to give me 10 boards (the base version) to roadtest. I launched the roadtest. I received 51 applicants. I received good applicants. But I also received applications that did not persuade me I would get a good review. For instance, this applicant answer the testing procedure question this way: "Development and implementation of the project to the end. If you make a mistake, correct it.Drawing conclusions." Honestly, this is so general that I had no idea what the applicant could or would do. I also received applicants that had not returned into the community, many of them after almost 2 months. I chose/contacted some of these people but I never received a response. I just could not justify sending the product to these people without hearing back from them. We spend a goood amount of time contacting people and at some point the returns don't measure up to the efforts. I also had some applicants who were already on roadtests; I am standing by my rule about one roadtest at a time, so I could not use them. In the end, I chose 5 people. I then decided to split the kits into 2 5-kit roadtests. I then got some feedback and input from roadtesters who said they really wanted to roadtest the debug version of the board. I brought that back to my bosses and the supplier and we decided to offer the debug version. Hence, the product change.


    For those who initially applied, please do so again here. But I would like to say that my job is to both offer interested community members a chance to have some fun with a roadtest as well as provide to our sponsor the best people I can to test their product. I hope I have been consistent in that mission ever since I took over managing the Roadtest program more than 2 years ago.


    Why I think you should apply....


    I really think you will have some fun experimenting with this board and using a Bluetooth 5 certified chip. If you are a maker, I think you will find plenty of fun projects to build with this board. If you are an entrepreneur, and are building a product that could use the capabilities of ON Semiconductor's products, please apply to the roadtest; I think you will be excited about them once you start testing it.


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. If you prefer, you can message me at


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • That’s great! Thanks.

  • To all applicants,


    I brought up the concern  some of you had regarding getting the debug version of this product with the supplier.


    As a result, they are sending me the debuggers and cables.


    Thanks for your input.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • This board can be utilized in creating a gadget for fitting on a bicycle, bike, skate board, etc.

    With the microphone handy this can be taken to another level altogether.

  • I guess it might affect what people had planned to do with the currently-underway RoadTest if they thought they could reprogram the firmware using the debug board version. For this RoadTest, it should be clear now what you can and can't do with it, so it shouldn't be a problem for new applicants.

  • They didn't send me the debug version for the roadtest. (I saw this. I hope it doesn't turn into a problem.)

  • Would I be right in thinking that this is the same as the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit RoadTest currently underway, except without the debug board?

  • Are you saying this will wear out?


    It'd look good on an energy harvesting knitted Kynar or Litz wire garment.

    As soon as you hear a noise, walk into a dark place the garment would light up!


    When you reach your destination the garment could start flashing.


    You could use it scuba diving and when you've reached your target depth it could give you visual indication.

    You could also use the mic for listening for any incoming sharks.

  • This looks like it would be suitable for a wearable project.