GRAZ, Austria & MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnOcean and SensorDynamics, manufacturer and supplier of micro and wireless sensor products, today announced the availability of the first energy harvesting wireless sensor IC. The jointly developed EO3000I ASIC has been specifically designed and built for challenging requirements of building engineering. Intelligent functionality includes bidirectional communication, actuation, high transmission security and ultra-low power energy management in a single chip device.
“We are very proud of this product,” stated Dr. Gerhard Schultes, Director, System Design, for SensorDynamics. “The ASIC will power the breakthrough of highly sophisticated, energy-autonomous wireless systems in building automation applications. It differs from forerunner systems not only through the excellence of its technical specifications but also through its additional components, needed for safe and extremely low energy operation.”
EnOcean’s innovative Dolphin platform has an open, non-proprietary, flexible hardware and software architecture with the EO3000I ASIC at its core. A unique feature of the EO3000I is its extremely economical use of available energy, which enables the direct operation of the sensor interface and radio transceiver from various types of weak or strong energy converters – electrodynamics, solar or for differences in temperature, vibration and rotation.
The EO3000I’s RF transceiver covers the two ISM frequency bands 868 and 315 MHz for worldwide license-free operation. The ASK transmission, bandwidth and data rates are in accordance with the EnOcean wireless standard.
EnOcean offers an operating system matching the EO3000I chip with extensive firmware, among other things for basic system functions switching, dimming and monitoring. The modules can consequently go straight into an application without programming.
“Based on the Dolphin EO3000I chip, we develop modules that allow simple installation and system integration with their wide-ranging application functions,” commented Armin Anders, Head of Product Marketing, EnOcean GmbH. “Time and cost to develop are very much reduced and no RF engineering expertise is required.”
EnOcean is currently preparing its market roll out of the next generation of wireless sensor and transceiver modules based on the EO3000I chip, available in early 2009.