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ZigBee wireless platform enables 20-year battery life

16 May 2007 Power Electronics / Power Management

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a single-chip platform solution based on the ZigBee specification that is designed to deliver the industry's lowest power consumption and highest performance. The MC1322x platform is engineered to support battery life of up to 20 years, doubling the current expectations. Calling it a Platform in Package (PiP), the solution integrates the essential components of a ZigBee application within a single package. It contains a 32-bit microcontroller, a fully compliant IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver, balun and RF matching components - all integrated into a small-footprint land-grid array package that virtually eliminates the need for external RF components. The platform solution also features a Freescale's TurboLink technology mode, designed to increase data rates by up to 2 Mbps between nodes. Optimised for Li-Ion or NiCad batteries, the MC1322x is designed to support batteries as small as coin cells or use standard alkaline batteries that can provide up to 20 years of system life.



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