Ultra-Low Energy Radio Chip
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 4:27am
UK, 1st February - Toumaz has launched the TZ1053 TELRAN, an ultra-low energy radio for wireless sensor networks, remote controls, green energy solutions, smart meters, and environmental monitoring. Built on its proprietary AMx mixed signal technology, the high-performance sub-1GHz SoC offers 1V operation using a single button cell battery and consumes less than 3mW continuous use power consumption. According to Toumaz CEO, Professor Chris Toumazou, “With this important addition to our ‘Connected Consumer’ portfolio, we are harnessing our strengths in ultra-low energy wireless healthcare to create solutions for high-volume consumer markets. TELRAN is uniquely placed to support the development of a range of new ultra-low energy wireless applications, and we are very excited by the product opportunities that we will be enabling for our customers with today’s launch.” The SoC uses state-of-the-art ultra-low energy technology to deliver much longer life from low voltage battery-based systems for customers developing ultra-low energy applications – without compromising on performance. Designed with ease of use in mind, it contains an enhanced 8051 running Toumaz’s Nanopower Sensor Protocol (NSP) allowing developers to program and control the SoC easily with high level commands either over a standard interface (UART) or “over the air”.