Dublin, 15th August 2017 At Shimmer, We understand that no sensing application is the quite same; subsequently we know the importance of ensuring flexibility in our platform. Hence, our PROTO3 Series which is designed to provide a seamless interrelation with 3rd party sensing peripherals.
The PROTO3 series of boards enables Shimmer users to incorporate additional functionality to their sensors, providing an outlet to develop their specific application to meet their own user requirements. The PROTO3 boards allow for seamless prototyping of 3rd party sensors or custom sensing solutions with the Shimmer platform. The series consists of three separate expansion boards which can be used to interface the Shimmer3 with an analogue output sensor, a digital output sensor, a serial UART or a parallel bus interface.
There are three specific boards in the Shimmer PROTO3 Series:
• PROTO3 Mini Expansion Board: Connects to the Shimmer3 via the internal expansion connectors; fits within the standard Shimmer3 enclosure. The PROTO3 Mini Expansion Board provides through-hole connections for interfacing with external devices, such as analog or digital sensors, from which you can measure data via the Shimmer3. The specificiation for the Mini Expansion board can be found here.
The Mini Expansion board is available to purchase here.
• PROTO3 Deluxe Expansion Board: Connects to the Shimmer3 via the internal expansion connectors; requires an extended Shimmer3 enclosure. The PROTO3 Deluxe Expansion Board provides through-hole connections as well as two 3.5mm jacks, or interfacing with external devices, such as analog or digital sensors, from which the user may wish to measure data via the Shimmer3. The specificiation for the Deluxe Expansion board can be found here.
The Deluxe Expansion board is available to purchase here.
The PROTO3 Deluxe or Mini are appropriate when integrating a digital or analog sensor to the Shimmer3 , they can also be used to ‘trigger’ a signal from another system for synchronisation.
• PROTO3 External Expansion Board: Connects to the Shimmer3 via the external expansion; positioned outside the Shimmer enclosure.
The External Expansion board is available to purchase here.
More information on the PROTO3 Series can be found in our user guides.
If you have any questions regarding the integration of 3rd party sensors or the PROTO3 series , we would love to hear from you!
Get in touch with the Shimmer team here.