RF Sensor Node Development Platform for 6LoWPAN and 2.4 GHz Applications
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The RF Sensor Node Platform is intended as a miniature development platform for 6LoWPAN and 2.4 GHz applications. The platform has three on-board sensors which includes a 3-axis accelerometer, a temperature sensor and two light sensors. The RF Sensor Node Platform can be a stand-alone sensor node or can be paired to either a PLC (Power-line communication) board or an RF interface board, making a hybrid node. The RF node supports 2.4GHz RF protocols which includes 6LoWPAN or ZigBee®. Since the links between the nodes can be wired and/or wireless, hybrid networks offer better reliability and noise resistance than traditional nodes.

  • On-board 3-axis accelerometer, temperature, and light sensor allows for multiple parameter sensing
  • Low power MCU and RF Transceiver allows for longer battery life
  • High efficiency charge pump allows for low power (1.2V) operation
  • USB and JTAG interface for onboard programming and debugging
  • Small development platform for 2.4GHz/6LoWPAN RF solutions

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CC2520  Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 wireless transceiver  Wireless connectivity  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430F5438A  25-MHz MCU with 256-KB flash, 16-KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, timer, HW multiplier  Microcontrollers (MCUs)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TMP106  ±2°C, 2.7V to 5.5V digital temperature sensor with I2C/SMBus interface & alert in   Temperature sensors  Sample & Buy Not Available
TPS22901  3.6-V, 0.5-A, 78-mΩ, 22-nA leakage load switch  Power switches  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS60300  Single cell to 3.3V, 20mA dual output, high efficiency charge pump with open-drain power-good output  DC/DC switching regulators  Sample & Buy Not Available
TPS727  250-mA, ultra-low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guide (1)
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PDF 969 27 Feb 2014
Design files (3)
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ZIP 35767 27 Feb 2014
PDF 141 27 Feb 2014
ZIP 28 27 Feb 2014

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