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MEMSIC Introduces LOTUS – Next-Generation Mote Platform for High-Performance Wireless Sensor Networks

MEMSIC, Inc. today introduced LOTUS, a high-performance wireless sensor platform. LOTUS is an advanced wireless node platform developed around the low power ARM7 Cortex M3 CPU and incorporates the best of IRIS, TelosB and Imote2 onto a single board. LOTUS is built on a modular and stackable design, incorporating connectors for expansion boards, and features several new capabilities that enhance the overall functionality of MEMSIC’s wireless sensor networking products and solutions. LOTUS is backward compatible with MEMSIC’s MDA and MTS range of Sensor Data Acquisition Boards.

This latest MEMSIC mote platform meets the requirements of existing Imote2 and OEM customers requiring higher speed processing capability as well as applications requiring GSM/GPRS gateways. LOTUS features 32Bit/100MHz processor, 64kB SRAM, 512kB FLASH, 64MB serial FLASH memory, an integrated 802.15.4 compliant radio with on-board antenna and USB Client with on-board mini-B connector, and runs at 50mA on-state and 10uA in stand-by mode.

LOTUS is factory configured to run RTOS (Real Time Operating System). Several other options are also available for LOTUS, including MEMSIC Kiel, RTOS, IAR Systems, Free RTOS, MoteRunnerTM and TinyOS. The 51pin expansion connector supports Analog Inputs, Digital I/O, I2C, SPI and UART interfaces enabling ease of connection to a variety of external peripherals.

“As a leading sensor manufacturer and wireless sensor networking infrastructure solution provider, we are pleased to announce the introduction of LOTUS, MEMSIC’s next-generation mote platform, enabling higher performance, low power consumption and pricing than Imote2”, said Steve Tsui, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Systems Business. “Our mission is to continually enable our customers’ growth by delivering innovative Wireless Sensor Network products and solutions.”

More info here.

Next Generation RS485 Wireless Mesh Network System Released

Crossbow Japan Ltd., a subsidiary of MEMSIC Inc.,announced today the availability of the RS485 Wireless Mesh Network System. The System enables users to convert existing wired RS485 systems into wireless networks just by replacing the wired connections to the wireless WS-Z5000A node.

Using leading-edge wireless sensor networking technology the RS485 wireless connection offers versatility for industrial use of 1:1 or 1:N. The WS-Z5000A can be easily configured within the software enabling the user to easily adopt the WS-Z5000A into a wide range of different RS485 wired protocols.

More info here.