MSP430 Solar Energy Harvesting Development Tool

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The eZ430-RF2500-SEH is a complete Solar Energy Harvesting development kit to help create a perpetually powered wireless sensor network based on the ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontroller.

The Solar Energy Harvester module includes a high-efficiency solar (2.25x2.25”) panel optimized for operating indoors under low-intensity fluorescent lights, which provides enough power to run a wireless sensor application with no additional batteries. Inputs are also available for external energy harvesters such as thermal, piezoelectric, or another solar panel.

The system also manages and stores additional energy in a pair of thin-film rechargeable EnerChips from Cymbet which are capable of delivering enough power for 400+ transmissions. The EnerChips act as an energy buffer that stores the energy while the application is sleeping and has light available to harvest. The batteries are environmentally friendly and can be recharged thousands of times. They also have a very low self discharge, which is vital for a no-power, energy harvesting system.

The eZ430-RF2500 is used to run the energy harvesting application. It is a complete USB-based MSP430 wireless development tool and provides all the hardware and software necessary to use the MSP430F2274 microcontroller and CC2500 2.4-GHz wireless transceiver. It includes a USB debugging interface that allows for real-time, in-system debugging and programming for the MSP430, and it is also the interface to transfer data to a PC from your wireless system.

The integrated temperature and RF signal strength indicators can be used to monitor the environment, and many external sensors can be used to collect additional data.

The eZ430-RF2500-SEH Sensor Monitor is a complete open source application that includes an example energy-aware project to test your hardware and may be used as a framework for your energy harvesting project. Firmware is provided for the MSP430 as well as a PC demo application to display the data samples from your wireless network.

The ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) classification for this tool will be the same as the included microcontrollers. To find ECCN information for a microcontroller, see the datasheet for that device.

Any use made of Texas Instruments (TI) classifications, whether it be ECCNs or HTS, is without recourse to TI and at the user’s risk. HTS and export classifications are subject to change. Your company, as the exporter of record, is responsible for determining the correct classification of any item at the time of export. Any HTS or export classification by TI is for TI’s internal use only and shall not be construed as a representation or warranty regarding the proper export classification nor relied upon to make licensing determinations.

Features
  • Efficient solar energy harvesting module for the eZ430-RF2500
  • Battery-less operation
  • Works in low ambient light
  • 400+ transmissions in dark
  • Adaptable to any RF network or sensor input
  • Inputs available for external harvesters (thermal, piezo, 2nd solar panel, etc.)
  • USB debugging and programming interface with application backchannel to PC
  • 18 available analog and communications input/output pins
  • Highly integrated, ultra-low-power MSP430 MCU with 16-MHz performance
  • Two green and red LEDs for visual feedback
  • Interruptible push button for user feedback
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EZ430-RF2500-SEH:
MSP430 Solar Energy Harvesting Development Tool

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ACTIVE PC   Microsoft Windows XP, Vista (32-bit)   v1.0   19-Jan-09   Yes  
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User Guides (2)
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PDF 1884 02 Jul 2013 900
PDF 1727 02 Apr 2009 2,428
Selection Guides (1)
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PDF 2823 06 Oct 2014 23,917
White Papers (1)
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PDF 103 07 Apr 2010 375
More Literature (3)
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PDF 350 15 Oct 2013 201
PDF 240 09 Jan 2009 316
PDF 346 13 Feb 2008 214

Software (3)

Name Part Number Software Type
SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack  SIMPLICITI  Software Libraries 

Development Tools (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
MSP430 Wireless Development Tool  EZ430-RF2500  Development Kits 
Z-Accel Demonstration Kit  EZ430-RF2480  Development Kits 
MSP430 2.4-GHz Wireless Target Board  EZ430-RF2500T  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC2500  Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B  Wireless Connectivity 
MSP430F2274  16-bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 32KB Flash, 1K RAM  Ultra-low Power 
MSP430F2274-EP  16-bit Ultra-Low-Power Micro controller, 32kB Flash, 1K RAM  Ultra-low Power 
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