Toumaz launched the TZ1053 Telran, an ultra-low energy (ULE) radio for wireless sensor networks, remote controls, green energy solutions, smart meters, and environmental monitoring. Built on the company's proprietary AM Mixed Signal technology, the sub-1GHz radio SoC offers 1V operation using a single button cell battery and consumes less than 3mW continuous use power consumption.
The TZ1053 Telran contains an enhanced 8051 running Toumaz's Nanopower Sensor Protocol (NSP) allowing developers to program and control the device easily with high level commands either over a standard interface such as UART or "over the air". Target applications include the development of two-way communication remote controls for consumer electronic devices; wireless sensor networks and base-stations.
The IC supports networking and communication modes including P2P (Point to Point), star network (up to 8 sensor nodes) and basestation-to-basestation communication. The chip sustains data rates of 50 kbps with a range greater than 100m line of sight using a high gain antenna, or 20m from a PCB or chip antenna in a body-worn environment.
The TZ1053 can connect directly to SPI/I2C sensors. A Telran developer kit will also be available at the end of February, including a USB Telran basestation, the Telran RF module and an accelerometer sensor board with demo and PC application.
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This article originally appeared on EE TImes Europe.