Wireless System On Chip
Thu, 06/02/2005 - 7:50am
Zensys announces its second generation chip, the ZW0201. The ZW0201 System on Chip (SoC) is a complete wireless solution consisting of an integrated RF transceiver, an 8051 microcontroller, flash and SRAM memory storage and a range of peripherals. The Z-Wave SoC offers low power consumption; by using an internal wake-up timer, the ZW0201 requires 10% of the power of the Zensys 100 series system. The ZW0201 requires 15 external components (including decoupling). The chip is available in a low profile small outline 0.9 × 5 × 5 mm 32 pin QFN. The Z-Wave mesh networking protocol and the customer application software fits within the on-chip 32 kB flash memory. The ZW0201 is designed to operate in high temperature environments, enabling integration into light bulbs and other high temperature devices.