NEC showcases ZigBee module on 78K0/KF1+ microcontroller
NEC Engineering together with NEC Electronics and Chipcon AS introduced the new module supporting IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee networks. The novelty is designed for industrial, commercial and home appliances. The device features Chipcon´s CC2420 2.4 GHz RF transceiver and NEC´s 8-bit 78K0/KF1+ flash controller.
If you remember, ZigBee is a wireless technology enabling long operation of devices powered by dry energy sources. It´s intended for various systems, including security, industrial and living quarters automation and even electronic toys.
ZigBee protocol layers
The WLAN module provides connections on the PHY and MAC levels that meet existing specs and thus enables equipment developers to make ZigBee-supporting devices.
8-bit single-chip microcontroller
60KB Flash, 2KB RAM, A/D converter
||Chipcon IEEE 802.15.4-compliant MAC stack
Object code compiled for 78K0
Reduced function device
||On-board temperature/humidity sensor
|One 4-direction mini-joystick
2 push-button switches
One USB connector, Mini B
General 10-pin port
|Flash programming and debugging from PC
Accessible from MCU applications
Power supply from PC to the module
USB cable included
|Flash programming software for PC
Debugger for PC
||Selectable among PC via USB cable
Dry battery or regulated power source via terminal
9V 006P battery socket included
||Windows 2000, Windows XP
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