Smart Homes 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 4 October 2011 Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced a SmartPulse™ IP gateway reference design that enables SmartPulse and other DECT ULE home automation wireless sensor / actuator products to be connected to the web for remote management via smartphones, laptops and tablet PCs.
The reference design integrates Dialog’s SmartPulse SC14CVMDECT wireless base station device and SC14452 VoIP application host processor with 32Mb of flash memory, 16MB SDRAM, an Ethernet Phy and Ethernet transformer.
Measuring 60x100mm the reference board is supported by Dialog’s Rhea µClinux software development environment, which includes web servers, TCP/IP stack and an SSH server. Included with the reference design are two example sensor application boards; these automatically connect with the IP gateway reference design and enable the testing of web control systems for SmartPulse enabled products. To further simplify the design process for new wireless sensor network systems Dialog has also announced development kits for the complete family of SmartPulse DECT ULE sensors (SC14WSMDATA, SC14WSMDECT) and base station (SC14CVMDECT) devices. These kits include both devices and software, providing a simple way to create SmartPulse based systems such as wireless controlled door locks, smoke alarms, light switches, home appliances and personal security and health-care systems.
Launched in September Dialog’s low power wireless sensor network devices are capable of running for up to 10 years on a single AAA battery pack; are certified for worldwide use; stream 232bit packet data in the 1870-1930MHz licensed DECT band; have a 300m range; are self-configuring and require no network planning.
Dr. Asmund Tielens, Vice President, General Manager of Dialog’s Connectivity and Automotive & Industrial Business Group said: “DECT ULE is the key enabling technology for wireless sensor networks for home automation, healthcare, security and energy monitoring consumer applications. Our SmartPulse reference design and development kits will significantly speed time to market for customers entering these new markets.”
Dialog is a co-founder of the DECT ULE standard and the SC14WSMDATA, SC14WSMDECT and SC14CVMDECT are the industry’s first commercially available DECT ULE devices, enabling the creation of home automation, security and energy metering devices that automatically configure with the base station, removing the need for network planning.
Dialog is demonstrating its SmartPulse development kits and reference designs at the Smart Homes exhibition and conference, Amsterdam until 6th October.
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