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    EM34x ZigBee® Development Kit

    Overview

    The EM34x ZigBee Remote Control development kits include a remote control based on the EM341 SoC and the necessary hardware and software for evaluation and development of RF remote control solutions.

    The hardware supports Silicon Labs remote network monitoring and debugging capabilities through the unique packet trace capability. This allows every wireless sensor node in an Ember development network to report time-stamped radio traffic, API activity and application prints across an Ethernet LAN to a centralized PC-based software package – Ember Desktop – which analyzes and filters the data for presentation to the user.

    The Ember Desktop utility not only eliminates the need for separate ‘sniffer’ nodes and expensive sniffer software, but delivers much more accurate and chronologically synchronized information from a more widely dispersed network than might normally be supported by traditional tools. By making use of the LAN infrastructure already present in most offices, developers can build quite large and dispersed development and test networks, which they can monitor and control from a central location.

    The EM34X-DEVEM34X-DEV kit is based on a low cost RF remote control. This approach looks a minimizing the BOM and MFG cost. The kit includes the remote control and the EM35x development board with EM34x modules as well as the ISA3 Debug Adapter. The development kit will allow for full development of both the remote control and target device. Includes a 30-day trial license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

    The EM341/2/6 are fully integrated system-on-chip that integrate a 2.4 GHz, IEEE 802.15.4-2003-compliant transceiver, 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M3 microprocessor, flash and RAM memory, and peripherals of use to designers of ZigBee-based RF4CE systems.

    Features

    Features of EM34x:

    • 32-bit ARM® Cortex -M3 processor
    • 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4-2003 transceiver & lower MAC
    • 192 kB flash, with optional read protection
    • 12 kB RAM memory
    • AES128 encryption accelerator
    • UART/SPI serial communications
    • 24 GPIOs

    Innovative Network and Processor Debug

    • Packet Trace Port for non-intrusive packet trace with Ember development tools
    • Serial Wire/JTAG interface
    • Standard ARM debug capabilities: Flash Patch & Breakpoint; Data Watchpoint & Trace; Instrumentation Trace Macrocell

    Application Flexibility

    • Single voltage operation: 2.1–3.6 V with internal 1.8 and 1.25 V regulators
    • Low external component count with single 24 MHz crystal
    • Small 7 mm x 7 mm 48-pin QFN package

    Low Power Consumption

    • RX Current (w/ CPU): 26 mA
    • TX Current (w/ CPU, 3 dBm TX): 31 mA
    • Low deep sleep current, with retained RAM and GPIO: 400 nA without/800 nA with sleep timer
    • Low-frequency internal RC oscillator for low-power sleep timing

    Exceptional RF Performance

    • Link budget up to 110 dB
    • –100 dBm normal RX sensitivity; configurable to –102 dBm (1% PER, 20 byte packet)
    • Configurable up to 8 dBm
    • Robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence

    Ships With

    • EM341 Low Cost Remote Control
    • EM34x Breakout Board
    • EM34x CEL Modules (4)
    • ISA3 Debug Adapter
    • Cables
    • Batteries
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Ember Desktop Serial Number

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