Telecom Shelter: Wireless Battery Monitoring

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Telecom Shelter: Wireless Battery Monitoring

Telecom shelters generally have Lead-Acid battery back-up mechanism to provide constant -48V supply to the server and tower. 24 2V cells make this battery backup and are kept inside the telecom shelter. Monitoring these 2V cells from a remote location has been a tedious and expensive task. So it is important to have accurate information about the failure to diagnose and fix it properly.

Texas Instruments offers wireless solution to tackle this problem. Today wired solution is established all over the world and has some disadvantages. Connection mismatch, extra cost of implementation makes this solution unattractive. TI with its growing portfolio of Chipcon SoCs / Transceivers and MSP430 Microcontroller products is in a unique position to help customers solve this problem effectively and efficiently.

TI's SimpliciTI (royalty free RF protocol) is ideally suitable for such application and runs smoothly on Chipcon devices with greater than 8k flash. Chipcon CC2510 SoC comes with 12bit ADCs, 8051 core and RF transceiver integrated into a single chip. MSP430 Microcontroller offers industry best standby current and enviable amount of battery backup for such remotely monitored systems. Battery health status of each 2V cell (total 24cells) is communicated on a timely basis to a central aggregator inside the telecom shelter, which is further transmitted over GSM/GPRS to Central Exchange for remote monitoring and diagnosis.

Application Notes (3)

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HTM 8 KB 12 Oct 2011 3310
HTM 8 KB 22 Sep 2009 1501
HTM 8 KB 04 Apr 2008 4900
    

Reference Designs

Description Part Number Company Tool Type
CC2500 Reference Design (62 mil layer spacing) CC2500_REFDES_062 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2500EM Reference Design CC2500EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2510EM Reference Design CC2510EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2511 USB Nano Dongle Reference Design CC2511NANO_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2511 USB-Dongle Reference Design CC2511USB_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2520EM Reference Design CC2520EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2591EM Reference Design CC2591EM_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs

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PDF 8.94 MB 11 Mar 2013 29687
PDF 1.26 MB 30 Mar 2010 3996

Tools and Software

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Code Composer Essentials Professional v3.1 SR1 - Unrestricted IDE MSP-CCE430PRO Texas Instruments SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers
FlashPro430 Flash Programmer MSP430-3P-ELPRO-FLASHPRO430-PGRT Elprotronic Inc. SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers
MSP430 Solar Energy Harvesting Development Tool EZ430-RF2500-SEH Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool EZ430-F2013 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
MSP430 Wireless Development Tool EZ430-RF2500 Texas Instruments Development Kits

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