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ByteSnap Launches Low Power ZigBee Smart Energy Module Targets Metering and Control
The industry’s first ever ZigBee® Smart Energy compliant module to combine three key features: lower power, faster deployment and trouble-free compliance with wireless standards
Birmingham, UK, 25 May 2011. ByteSnap Design Ltd, (www.bytesnap.co.uk), a specialist in innovative embedded hardware and software design, announces the release of the ZMM-01, the industry’s first ever ZigBee Smart Energy module to combine the key features of metering and control in a single, low power platform. The ZMM-01 also provides a Real Time Clock, accurate up to 2ppm.
implementing the ZigBee Smart Energy protocol, the ZMM-01 is able to
use the command-set specified by the standard to control energy
equipment within the home or office. Wirelessly connecting to other
devices through the ZigBee mesh network, the ZMM-01 forms a fundamental
part of the smart home, helping to lower power usage by implementing
building management protocols.
ZMM-01 is well suited to many types of distributed control and
monitoring systems, for example: wireless charging for electric
vehicles, street lighting control, data centre power monitoring and
building air-conditioning control.
key to the ZMM-01’s comprehensive capabilities is ByteSnap Design’s
expertise in combining hardware and software design to develop low
power devices. The module is based on the market-leading Ember EM357; a
ZigBee radio-on-a-chip which integrates a fully compliant IEEE
802.15.4/ZigBee wireless transceiver with the powerful ARM Cortex-M3
microcontroller, able to run the ZigBee Smart Energy protocol and
application code while still consuming just 30mA to transmit.
Closely coupled to this is the Cirrus Logic CS5467 Analogue Front End (AFE); developed specifically for energy measurement applications. The AFE incorporates on-chip functions for measuring voltage and current to calculate active, reactive and apparent power/energy with Energy Linearity: ±0.1% of Reading over 1000:1 Dynamic Range.
ZMM-01 simplifies working with ZigBee Smart Energy – implementing a
complete ZigBee SE smart meter now only requires the addition of a
shunt resistor and current transformer (CT). The resulting device can
form the heart of a meter that meets IEC EN62053-21 class 1 or 62053-23
ZMM-01 offers a Smart Energy solution that is ready for system
integration. The ZDM-01 Development Kit complements the ZMM-01 Smart
Energy module, providing a complete platform for module evaluation and
Dunstan Power, Director, ByteSnap Design, commented: “Energy management is expected to help drive the M2M market into the mainstream over the next two years. Legislation is being implemented across Europe and other regions, creating demand for solutions in this emerging market. The ZMM-01 offers OEMs and ODMs the opportunity to accelerate their entry in to this fast-moving marketplace with a pre-certified and fully compliant turn-key solution.”
For more information, please visit: http://bytesnap.co.uk/products-zigbee-modules or http://www.bytesnap.co.uk or email@example.com.
About ByteSnap Design (www.bytesnap.co.uk)
ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded hardware and software design. Founded in 2008, ByteSnap Design has a client list spanning the UK, Europe and US. ByteSnap Design offers a team of experienced, talented and innovative software and electronics developers, who provide an award winning blend of embedded systems services, from hardware design and engineering skills to Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded development and iPhone software development. ByteSnap Design is a Zigbee Alliance member and Windows Embedded Silver Partner.
consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design,
electronic prototype design, designing hardware products from PDAs to
smart meters with multiple software projects such as developing Windows
CE BSPs to real-time video mixing applications for Windows Mobile.
About ZigBee: control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
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