Sophia Antipolis, France One RF Technology has introduced a System-on-Chip (SoC) based ZigBee solution for building automation and wireless sensor networks applications. The miniature ZigBee module, dubbed μTiny, is based on the Texas Instruments CC2430 SoC.
The μTiny ZigBee module occupies only 25 x 15 mm with a height of about 3 mm. Key specifications include 2 mW output power, and -94 dBm sensitivity. It consumes less than 2 μA on stand-by. The device will be available with or without an integrated antenna.
The μTiny will also be available as a small-size USB dongle. The USB dongle, 58 x 20 x 22 mm in size, is made of clear polycarbonate. Including drivers for Windows 98SE/2000/XP and communicating through a virtual com port, the μTiny USB dongle can be easily connected to a PDA through USB 1.1/USB 2.0, thereby offering the possibility for the development of mobile ZigBee solutions such as for automated meter reading, said the company.
The μTiny ZigBee module will also be available on the license-free 2400 to 2483.5-MHz frequency range with the standard in-house firmware.
Availability: Third quarter 2007. A ZigBee Certified Platform (ZCP) based on the company's current generation TinyOne ZigBee module, including an in-house ZigBee 2006 stack, is already available for purchase.
Product information: More information on the μTiny ZigBee radio solution will be available soon at the company's web site.
One RF Technology, www.one-rf.com