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ZigBee module wins award from eg3.com
12 November 2008, News

MeshNetics received a ‘Tech Choice’ award in the wireless category from eg3.com, one of the world’s largest Web portals for embedded systems. MeshNetics’ announcement of an amplified ZigBee/802.15.4 2.4 GHz RF module, the ZigBit Amp, first won the Editors’ Choice Award, and followed this up by winning the Readers Choice Award.

As the first step in the awards procedure, the eg3.com editorial staff first identified six of today’s most exciting technology areas, ie, virtualisation, embedded processors, embedded tools, FPGAs and tools, MicroTCA and industrial wireless. Within each category, they then selected the three most intriguing new product announcements of the previous six months, having sifted through over 1500 total news releases.

The 18 nominees across six technology categories were distinguished with Editors’ Choice awards. eg3.com then polled its audience, which includes more than 50 000 Web users each month and 42 000 subscribers to the eClips newsletter, to arrive at one Readers’ Choice new product award for each category.

The ZigBit Amp RF module successfully combines the seemingly incompatible qualities of high range and low power. Range tests showed that the module achieved an outdoor line of sight range of 4 kilometres while keeping power consumption at a remarkably low level: only 10 μpA in sleep mode, 23 mA in receive mode, and 60 mA in transmit mode.


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