Maren Platform

MAREN high performance sensor hub

The MAREN high performance and low power hardware solution is a new reference design platform for IoT applications offering:

  • MEMs sensors (motion, environmental)
  • Connectivity (BLE and NFC)
  • Sensor processing algorithms (sensor fusion)

Using a NXP LPC54102 MCU and FAIRCHILD FIS1100 6DOF inertial measurement unit and many other features, MAREN is a flexible, high performance connected sensor hub.

Currently available in EMEA. Became available in the Americas September 2016. Designed by EBV an Avnet Company.

ON Semiconductor FIS1100 sensor and XKF3™ sensor fusion algorithm

The FIS1100 is the world's first consumer IMU to provide pitch, roll, and yaw specifications. It comes bundled with Fairchild's high-performance 9-axis sensor fusion algorithms, XKF3™, and includes an on-chip AttitudeEngine™ motion processor for longer battery life, easy adoption, and enhanced user experience.

The XKF3 high-performance 9-axis sensor fusion algorithms combine inertial sensor data from the on-chip gyroscopes and accelerometers and data from an external magnetometer. The sensor fusion also includes background auto calibration that enables excellent performance in terms of accuracy, consistency, and fluidity. When combined with the XKF3 sensor fusion algorithms, the FIS1100 is the world’s first complete consumer inertial measurement unit with orientation (quaternion) specifications featuring pitch and roll accuracy of ±3° and yaw accuracy of ±5°.

NXP LPC54100: ultra-low power MCUs for always-on sensor processing.

The LPC54100 Series microcontrollers were designed from the ground up to deliver the industry’s best power efficiency for always-on sensor-processing applications. These highly efficient MCUs support ultra-low-power performance for sensor tasks such as listening, collection, and aggregation of sensor data as well as complex sensor processing tasks such as sensor fusion. Crucial for always-on applications, LPC54100 Series MCUs require as little as 3 µA for continuous sensor listening.

Kit Includes:

  • LPCXPRESSO 54102 MCU board & MAREN daughter board
  • MAREN monitor (compatible with Windows 7)
  • EBV nanoDONGLE (USB to BLE – 9*17mm)
  • Software demonstration project supporting board features & integrated FAIRCHILD XKF3 fusion engine (compatible with LPCXpresso)
  • Collaterals available: schematics, gerbers vc, user’s guide, hardware and software guides, ble protocol application note

MAREN sensor and connectivity daughter board is built around several key building blocks:

Maren Board Block Diagram


LPCXpresso 54102 MCU board

Maren 54102 MCU Board Block Diagram


EBV MAREN - reference design platform for IoT

Product Brief

MAREN platform

MAREN is a sensorhub platform using NXP LPC54102 MCU, FAIRCHILD FIS1100 6DOF inertial measurement unit.