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Summary

RoadTest the Renesas/IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Module using the Raspberry Pi.

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In this roadtest, you will have the opportunity of test the ZMOD4410 Gas Sensor Module, which is designed to detect total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ). The ZMOD4410 Sensor Module is conveniently mounted on a Raspberry Pi Hat by AVNET. Roadtesters will also receive a Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and 16GB SD Card.

 

About the Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Module

Providing best-in-class stability and sensitivity, the Renesas ZMOD4410 gas sensor module is designed to detect trace gases in various locations within indoor environments. It features embedded artificial intelligence (e-AI), enabling smart odor sensing for ventilation systems, bathroom monitoring and controls, and air quality monitors. It can be configured for use in individual rooms in homes and buildings, such as bathroom and kitchens, to solve unique air quality problems. The sensor is supplied with pre-compiled libraries.

 

It is a 12-pin LGA assembly (3.0 x 3.0 x 0.7 mm) that consists of a gas sense element and a CMOS signal conditioning IC. The module’s sense element consists of a heater element on a Si-based MEMS structure and a metal oxide (MOx) chemiresistor. The signal conditioner controls the sensor temperature and measures the MOx conductivity, which is a function of the gas concentration.

 

The measurement results can be read via an I2C interface with the user’s microprocessor, which processes the data to determine the TVOC concentration, IAQ rating and estimated carbon dioxide (eCO2) level. This flexibility makes the sensors in the ZMOD4410 sensor capable of providing a variety of measurement options by varying the method of operation or changing the firmware used to interpret the resistance measurements. Downloadable firmware libraries and source code provided by IDT enables detection of TVOC and odors and supports smart devices measuring IAQ that require low-power operation.

 

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Features

  • Sensor output based on AI machine learning algorithmic features:

– Measurement of total organic compounds (TVOC) concentrations and indoor air quality (IAQ)

– Module algorithm estimates carbon dioxide level (eCO2)

– Algorithm to set a control signal to trigger an external action based on IAQ and odor change

– Algorithm to discriminate sulfur-based odors

  • Firmware for mobile, industrial, and consumer applications
  • Algorithm to set a control signal to trigger an external action based on IAQ and odor change
  • Renesas offers downloadable source files and compiled code, enabling a product road map of indoor air measurement innovation

Indoor Air Quality specifications

About The Avnet ZMOD4410 IAQ Pi HAT

To roadtest the ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Module, element14 chose to use the Avnet Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality HAT built for Raspberry Pi. The HAT features an on-board calibrated ZMOD4410 sensor that measures the concentrations of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and can estimate carbon dioxide (eCO2) levels. In addition to the ZMOD4410 sensor, the HAT incorporates a Renesas HS3001 Precision Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor, along with software-controlled status LEDs.

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ZMOD4410 Pi HatZMOD4410 Pi Hat block diagram

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Features

  • Convenient Raspberry Pi HAT form factor for evaluation, development and quick prototyping of products that monitor indoor air quality
  • Detects a wide range of TVOC, from parts-per-billion to parts-per-million and provides eCO2 levels
  • Sensors are chemically tested and factory calibrated
  • On-board user-adjustable power supply option and current measurement connection points
  • Supplied with pre-compiled Raspberry Pi OS test / validation application
  • Renesas offers licensed downloadable compiled code, enabling a product road map of indoor air measurement innovation

 

In addition to the  AVNET ZMOD4410 Pi HAT, we will be including a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and a 16GB SD card.Raspberry Pi 3 Model B16gb sd card

About the Renesas Software

So far we've talked about the hardware in this roadtest. Let's now talk about the software. Since this is a commercial product, not an “open source." Hence, source code for the software is not provided. The Renesas is encrypted and requires a software license to download and obtain the binary libraries that make the sensor function.

 

1. To validate the HAT’s operation and begin measuring TVOC and eCO2 “out of the box” with a Raspberry Pi solution, Avnet provides a pre-compiled test application built with those algorithm libraries that runs under the Raspberry Pi operating system. You can download it here under "Software Downloads."

 

2. You can download Renesas’ Software License Agreement and procedure to download the ZMOD algorithm libraries and related confidential data by clicking here Scroll down to downloads and you will see files with a yellow lock icon:

renesas software downloads

Click the icon and you will be prompted to create a Renesas account. After your account is verified, you can click the file and you will be taken to the Secure Access Request.

(Be patient. it takes some time to approve your account and get access.)

 

RoadTesting The ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Module

There are two ways to approach this roadtest:

  • Basic Users (hobbyists, makers): You can run the demo provided by Avnet, which is easy to do and anyone familiar with the Pi should be able to do. This blog can give you some ideas.
  • Advanced Users (embedded developers, pro-makers, engineers. entrepreneurs): If you want to create a project (or anything beyond the demo), you will need to get a software license from Renesas, download the binaries, and work through the documentation. This requires a higher level of skill and more experience. Note: You will not be able to modify the algorithm due to Renesas’ license policy, nor can you re-distribute the licensed binary file.

 

Additional and Resource Information

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: Sept 24 2020

Enrollment Ends: October 30 2020

RoadTesters Selected: Nov 4 2020 (estimated)

Product Shipped: TBD

RoadTesting Begins: TBD

Reminder/Update Email: TBD

Submit Reviews By: TBD

*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, rscasny, as soon as possible before the deadline.

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Submit an application today to become an official roadtester. At the end of the enrollment period, the official roadtesters will be announced.

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The Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi Hat is an evaluation, development and quick-prototyping tool intended for developing a wide variety of mains-powered and battery-powered products with Indoor Air Quality monitoring capability.

 

 

The Hat features an on-board calibrated ZMOD4410 sensor which measures the concentrations of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and can estimate carbon dioxide (eCO2) levels. These are important indicators for monitoring Indoor Air Quality. The Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi Hat is an evaluation, development and quick-prototyping tool intended for developing a wide variety of mains-powered and battery-powered products with Indoor Air Quality monitoring capability.

 

 

The Hat features an on-board calibrated ZMOD4410 sensor which measures the concentrations of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and can estimate carbon dioxide (eCO2) levels. These are important indicators for monitoring Indoor Air Quality.

Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi Hat

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The ZMOD4410 sensor device is a small module containing a low-power programmable signal conditioning IC and a specially-developed MEMS gas sensing element. Under software direction, the ZMOD4410 precisely controls the internal temperature of its sensing element, allowing for the detection of a wide range of indoor air contaminants by accurately measuring the sensing element’s conductivity and resistance. This flexibility makes the ZMOD4410 capable of providing a variety of measurement options by varying the method of operation or changing the firmware used to operate it. Downloadable libraries provided by IDT under license make upgrades straightforward to implement. All sensors are electrically and chemically (gas) tested with calibration data stored in the ZMOD4410’s built-in nonvolatile memory.

 

 

Note that the associated libraries may be obtained from IDT; they are not included with the Avnet ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Sensor Raspberry Pi Hat. To validate the Hat’s operation and begin measuring TVOC and eCO2, Avnet provides a pre-compiled application built with those libraries which runs under Raspbian, the official supported operating system for the Raspberry Pi. In addition to the ZMOD4410, the Hat includes an IDT HS3001 Precision Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor, along with software-controlled status LEDs.

 

 

ZMOD4410 Gas Sensor Module

The ZMOD4410 Gas Sensor Module is designed for detecting total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ). It is a 12-pin LGA assembly (3.0 x 3.0 x 0.7 mm) that consists of a gas sense element and a CMOS signal conditioning IC. The module’s sense element consists of a heater element on a Si-based MEMS structure and a metal oxide (MOx) chemiresistor. The signal conditioner controls the sensor temperature and measures the MOx conductivity, which is a function of the gas concentration.

 

The measurement results can be read via an I2C interface with the user’s microprocessor, which processes the data to determine the TVOC concentration, IAQ rating and estimated carbon dioxide (eCO2) level. This flexibility makes the sensors in the ZMOD4410 platform capable of providing a variety of measurement options by varying the method of operation or changing the firmware used to interpret the resistance measurements. Downloadable firmware libraries and source code provided by IDT enables detection of TVOC and odors  and supports smart devices measuring IAQ that require low-power operation. The ZMOD4410 is ideal for applications such as thermostats, air purifiers, building controls, smart fans, HVAC equipment, and smart devices.

 

 

Benefits

  • Convenient Raspberry Pi Hat form factor for evaluation, development and quick-prototyping of products that monitor Indoor Air Quality
  • Detects a wide range of TVOC, from parts-per-billion to parts-per-million and provides eCO2 levels
  • Sensors are chemically tested and factory calibrated
  • On-board user-adjustable power supply option and current measurement connection points
  • Configurable alarm/interrupt output
  • Supplied with pre-compiled Raspbian application
  • IDT offers licensed downloadable compiled code, enabling a product road map of indoor air measurement innovation

Applications

  • Smart home appliances
  • Smart thermostats, smart speakers, smart fans, smoke alarms, vacuum cleaners, garage openers, security systems, HVAC, air purifiers, and building automation

Additional Information

Terms and Conditions

Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi – RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi RoadTest 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.

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Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on October 30 2020

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Nov 4 2020

Prize: Avnet IDT ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality Raspberry Pi

Additional Prizes: none

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

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

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