Dear colleagues,

 

I'm more than happy to announce the release of panStamp NRG, our new Wireless ISM module based on the CC430F5137 MCU and programmable from the Arduino 1.5 IDE.

 

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panStamp NRG is pin, radio and software compatible with our classic AVR modules but entirely relies on a Texas Instruments CC430F5137 MCU instead of our old Atmega + CC1101 approach. As result, we are getting a more robust module providing more features, more speed and consuming less power:

  • Dimmensions: 0.7 x 1.2 in (17.7 x 30.5 mm)
  • MCU: CC430F5137 (MSP430 core + CC11XX radio SOC)
  • Speed: Programmable speed between 8MHz and 24MHz
  • Flash: 32KB
  • RAM: 4KB
  • Info memory: 512 bytes
  • Unique MAC address
  • Voltage range: from 2VDC to 3.6VDC
  • Rx current: 18 mA max
  • Tx current: 36 mA max
  • Sleep current: 1-2 uA
  • Maximum Tx power: +12 dBm
  • RF bands: 868/905/915/918 MHz ISM bands
  • Communication length: 200m in open spaces at 0dBm with pigtail antenna
  • 128-bit AES Security Encryption
  • (Optional) MMA8652FFC 3-axis accelerometer on the top layer
  • (Optional) SI7021 dual temperature – humidity sensor on the bottom layer
  • (Optional) Thermistor on the bottom layer
  • On-board LED
  • Footprint for SMA edge connector
  • Programmable via SBW, serial GDB and wirelessly (SWAP)

 

panStamp NRG can be programmed serially from the Arduino IDE or even wirelessly from our Python tools. All related to panStamp is open source, including hardware designs, cores, libraries and software tools so our users don't need to invest in development toolchains or configuration applications. We also provide sample applications, an open protocol called SWAP and software IP gateway to start deploying WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) and developing IoT applications from the first day.

panStamp_NRG_parts.jpgAnother nice feature of NRG is that it can host multiple sensors on-board. There is then no need to develop or buy additional boards for measuring temperature, humidity or 3-axis acceleration since all these sensors can be hosted by this tiny module. Simply grab your application, power the module from a 3V coin battery and display the readings from any of the software applications compatible with panStamp.

 

panStamp's commercial website

panStamp's wiki

panStamp's forum

 

Thanks for reading!