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Micropelt, German vendor of chip thermogenerators and thermal energy harvesting micro power sources, and IMST, German specialist in low power wireless solutions, announced the TE-CORE/RF – a new, modular, self-sustaining wireless sensor kit.

An embedded Micropelt thermogenerator which converts heat from a warm surface into electricity, provides the system power. A difference of 10°C (18°F) or more between surface and air temperatures drives the ZigBee module iM222A, member of the family of WiMOD radio modules of IMST, to transmit data every 2 seconds. The pre-certified iM222A uses Texas Instrument’s Z-Stack protocol.

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