Network-Ready System-on-Chip Products

New chips feature reduced power that deliver longer battery life in wireless sensor networks.

Dust Networks, Hayward, Calif. manufacturer of low-power embedded wireless sensor networking (WSN) systems, has extended its product platform to include network-ready System-on-Chip (SoC) products. The company’s new SoC products combine low-power radio technology and networking capabilities with the company’s Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) in a Mote-on-Chip (MoC), setting new power and performance benchmarks for reliable wireless sensor networking, according to the company’s press release. 

“With the recent industry announcements and standards development activity in the industrial market, our customers are seeing accelerating demand for wireless monitoring and control solutions,” said Joy Weiss, chief executive officer of Dust Networks. “Our MoC products deliver highly integrated, ultra low-power WSN solutions, providing the design and manufacturing flexibility that will enable our customers to meet this growing market demand.” 

Dust’s network-ready MoC products use 80 percent less power than comparable commercially available radios, according to the company. “Power consumption and battery life have been major barriers to WSN adoption in many industrial markets because end-users will not accept additional requirements to service their field devices,” said Harry Forbes, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group Inc., in Dedham, Mass. “Dust’s new SoC products will extend the service life of future industrial WSN products that use TSMP technology. The use of this SoC will shorten time to market, but it also dramatically expands the range of possible applications for Dust’s products.” 

Product samples are available in 900 MHz today and 802.15.4 standard 2.4 GHz samples will be available early 2007.

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