Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


802.15.4/ZigBee modules

28 April 2010 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

California Eastern Laboratories’ MeshConnect modules deliver advanced 802.15.4/ZigBee performance and a rich set of features, at a cost-effective price point. They are based on CEL’s MeshConnect ZIC2410, an integrated IC platform that combines a powerful RF transceiver with a baseband modem, hardware MAC and 8051-based 8-bit microprocessor.

With scalable data rates from 250 Kbps to 1 Mbps, MeshConnect modules can meet the needs of simple 802.15.4 networks as well as applications that demand higher bandwidth or ‘burst’ capability. In addition, they feature a unique, on-chip audio codec that enables low-cost voice transmission applications like wireless intercoms and walkie-talkies. The MeshConnect module’s +6 dBm output power provides good range, reliable transmission and enables fewer nodes in a network. It also makes these modules well suited for applications where cost and power constraints do not allow for external power amplifiers or peripheral range extension components.

The modules support ZigBee certified stacks, so they will run ZigBee mesh network applications and interface with other ZigBee components. CEL provides a variety of software tools designed to speed time-to-market using these ZigBee-related applications. The company also provides support for third party mesh stacks, enabling designers to choose other software implementations that may better meet their needs.

CEL’s MeshConnect modules are FCC, IC and CE certified.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, sales@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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