Milpitas, Calif.Xecom Inc. has developed a new version of the XE900SL10 900-MHz Frequency Hopping radio. The XE900SL10-N targets remote sensor networks by increasing the number of available network nodes, increasing data throughput, and providing additional communications options.
The first generation XE900SL10 focused on link reliability and data integrity. The XE900SL10-N simplifies communications for larger sensor networks. The maximum number of nodes supported in a single network increases from 256 to more than 65,000. As before, 256 unique frequency hopping algorithms permit multiple unique networks to coexist, but those networks can now be larger. Link overhead is reduced to increase real data transfer rates up to three times. A broadcast data mode allows a message to be transmitted simultaneously to all other network nodes.
The XE900SL10-N includes many of its predecessor's features including SensorOnAir, patent pending, to read remote sensors, multiple power saving modes to prolong battery life, and integrated analog and digital I/O lines for direct connection of sensors.
The XE900SL10-N is aimed at monitoring and process control applications, which use remotely placed sensors.
Pricing: Less than $30 in 1,000-piece quantities.
To download a datasheet, go to the company's website at: www.xecom.com
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