Wireless Sensor Network Starter Kit
Jennic announces a wireless sensor network starter kit for developing IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee products based on its single chip wireless microcontroller device. The kit includes sample demonstrations that highlight the potential for remote monitoring and control applications based on the wireless standard, and enables new product development based on this new technology. One of the demonstrations is a remote sensor monitoring network, which reads environmental data from each of the nodes and displays the results on a PC terminal. A second demonstrates how a wireless light switch network can be developed. The starter kit contains three battery-powered nodes each with the company’s JN5121 single chip IEEE802.15.4-compliant system-on-chip wireless microcontroller mounted on an RF module, and incorporating LEDs, push button switches, temperature, humidity and light sensors and an IO expansion port. The kit also includes a suite of library functions that provide all the elements required to build network products based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard.