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Showing posts with label Device-Networking. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

Ethernet communication solutions offer access to the most widely deployed networking system. The TCP/IP protocol, which is at the core of this technology, allows total location independence and interoperability to any embedded application.

Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

Ethernet. TCP/IP, ZigBee, MiWi - "The emerging standard for flexible wireless networking specifically designed for embedded control. ZigBee supports stars, clusters and mesh networks of up to 64k nodes. Microchip supplies a free stack that supports a variety of transceivers."

MRF24J40MA 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver module.

Has a integrated PCB antenna, matching circuitry, and supports ZigBee too. Connects to many PICs via a 4-wire SPI interface. You can design wireless sensor networks and home automation systems.


The MRF24J40 is an IEEE 802.15.4 Standard compliant 2.4 GHz RF transceiver. It integrates the PHY and MAC functionality in a single chip solution.

A frequency synthesizer is clocked by an external 20 MHz crystal and generates a 2.4 GHz RF frequency. The receiver is a low-IF architecture consisting of a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), down conversion mixers, polyphase channel filters and baseband limiting amplifiers with a Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI).

Saturday, May 07, 2016

ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

"The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard."

ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

"ConnectPort X2 is a small ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi gateway that provides low-cost IP networking of RF devices and sensor networks. Featuring an easy development environment, ConnectPort X2 enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across existing Ethernet/Wi-Fi networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server."

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

RF to Internet gateways supporting ZigBee and other RF protocols, Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Designs and manufactures hardware for the implementation of wireless sensor networks, mesh networks and communication protocols for all sorts of distributed wireless networks.

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Meshlium is the world's only multiprotocol mesh router to combine Wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS technologies

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium receives sensor data from Waspmote Plug & Sense! and forwards it directly to the Internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS protocols depending on the connectivity options available in the area.

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium is a Linux router which works as the Gateway of the Waspmote Sensor Networks. It can contain 6 different radio interfaces: WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHz, 3G/GPRS, Bluetooth, XBee and LoRa. As well as this Meshlium can also integrate a GPS module for mobile and vehicular applications and be solar and battery powered. These features along with an aluminium IP65 enclosure allows Meshlium to be placed anywhere outdoor.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember's ZigBee wireless networking systems - chips, software and tools - enable Energy Technologies - enertech - help consumers, businesses and utilities to better manage energy resources, save cost and preserve the environment.

Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember offers the industry's most advanced, complete and integrated ZigBee system - including chips, software and tools.

EM35x System-on-Chip - Ember

EM35x System-on-Chip (SoC)

The EM351 and EM357 SoCs are tightly integrated with EmberZNet PRO, a ZigBee compliant mesh networking software which is the most deployed ZigBee platform in the market..

(This post has been corrected 2012,  Ember appears to be part of Silicon Labs.)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Silicon Laboratories - High Performance Mixed-signal

Industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design,.

Silicon Laboratories - High Performance Mixed-signal

Products Include -

8-bit microcontrollers, Embedded modems, Subscriber line interface circuits, silicon direct access arrangements (DAAs) and clocks and oscillators.
  • Capacitive Touch Sensors
  • Infrared Sensors
  • OTP-EPROM
  • High-Side DC Current Sensor
Silicon Laboratories' Knowledge Base

Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK

Silicon Labs offers a combination of hardware and software to assist with the development of wireless-based embedded applications. The Si1000DK provides everything needed to begin development of your wireless MCU application.

Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

A leading developer and manufacturer of M2M or machine-to-machine communications products. Device Networking Systems and Modules.

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

Manufacturer of award-winning Unified Communications and device networking products.

A versatile suite of hardware and software products to make your Internet of Things IoT system development easy and powerful.

MultiConnect Dragonfly for M2M and IoT

MultiConnect Dragonfly cellular SoM

These are complete, ready-to-integrate processing and communications devices that offer developers the functionality of a SoM with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design.

Dragonfly also comes with an ARM mbed compatible software library for even faster development as well as future support for MultiTech’s hosted application store and device management systems.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
2205 Woodale Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 United States.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

Lantronix network enablement solutions connect almost any peripheral electronic device to a network or the Internet, enabling it to be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled. Have a look at the Networking Technology Tutorials.

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

"Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi, one of the world’s smallest and most flexible Wi-Fi device servers. xPico Wi-Fi is a pin and form factor compatible state-of-the-art member of the xPico family, providing low power, Soft AP and simultaneous client mode, full IP and WLAN stacks. The xPico Wi-Fi is a complete device server suitable for mobile M2M applications..."

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server Kit

"Enable Your Tablet & Smartphone, Access your data and devices from anywhere, wired or wireless. Lantronix industry-proven device server application and protocol stacks enables seamless remote access to device data, simplifying design integration, all while providing robust connectivity......."

Embedded Device Gateway SoC Co-Processor

Connects to host microcontroller for serial to Ethernet (LAN) applications. Robust networking and applications firmware included - no coding required; zero royalty licensing agreement.

XChip

Simply connect the serial port to the XChip Direct and load the Lantronix supplied royalty free standard application and network protocol firmware in an external Flash chip. Finish by adding an RJ45 jack and magnetics to instantly connect virtually any product to an Ethernet network or the Internet!

Updated Sept 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

Device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.

"Digi provides the essential layer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications — the remote monitoring and management that critical applications depend on."

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

External and embedded Wi-Fi products make it easy to add embedded 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN networking to any electronic device, or to connect serial devices over a Wi-Fi network.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit includes all of the hardware and software tools needed to build a cloud-connected Wi-Fi prototype in under an hour. The Internet of Things has never been so simple!

XBee Wi-Fi OEM Module

XBee Wi-Fi -  OEM Module - with Fully Integrated Support for Digi Device Cloud.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, which fully integrates into Device Cloud, is a simple way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a hardware prototype and integrate it into an internet-based application.


Digi International Inc.
11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA.

delabs Notes

Digi is one of the Pioneers of Device Networking or M2M as it may be called now. Some call the Systems applying these technologies as "Internet of Things - IoT" today (Home and Office Automation).

Derived for this Device Networking term, we have "Wireless Sensor(and Actuator) Networks - WSN" in Industrial Automation. In Robotics it is  "Wireless Collaborative Robotics".

If you see above closely, Sensor and Actuators with Intelligence is Robotics. So the dividing line disappears. The human is trying to make the machine more like him, both at work and play. Communications is important for that to happen.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Group of individuals and firms supporting and helping the implementation of Modbus communication protocol suite and the evolution to address architectures for distributed automation systems.

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Some Activities of the Modbus Organization are ...to Encourage, support and evolve ...
  • Participation in standards activities worldwide.
  • Leading the evolution of the Modbus protocol and its variants.
  • Modbus across a broad spectrum of physical layers and transmission media.
  • Conformance testing program to insure greater interoperability of Modbus devices.
Some Facts -

Modbus Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon (Schneider Electric) in 1979. It is used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment.

The semiconductor industry has implemented a Network Communication Standard and an Object Messaging Protocol using Modbus TCP/IP. This allows SEMI Sensor Bus compatible sensors to communicate with each other using Modbus TCP/IP.

Spinwave Systems’ Wireless Thermostat Controller is a drop-in replacement for almost any existing conventional non-communicating thermostat, re-using the existing equipment wiring. Thermostat functions and values are accessible remotely through an embedded web page of the Modbus Mesh Gateway or via Modbus communication.



Wireless Thermostat Controller, SWC-TSTAT-1

The wireless thermostat controller is a full function wireless mesh device with integrated radio that can be configured to control heat pump systems, (with auxiliary or emergency heating if necessary), gas/oil heating systems with add on cooling, control high and low balance points as well as the number of heating and cooling stages needing precise control. It can even adapt to manage the number of fan speeds it must control.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

RF Monolithics - Components and Systems

RFM - Design and manufacture of low-power radio frequency (RF) products. Products include RF communications components, subsystem short-range radios, RF modules and boxed radios.

RF Monolithics - Components and Systems

Quickly set up a get a 4 node network. 4 developer kit boards providing a simple means to interface to your device.

2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

XG2400E gateway to control the network activity and provide either Ethernet or serial connectivity, Utility programs that demonstrate network operation and performance.

Summary of Kit

  • 4 XDM2140 modules
  • 4 XDM2140 development boards
  • 1 XG2400E gateway
  • 1 Ethernet and 5 Serial cables
  • More ......