Energy Harvesting and Wireless Networks

On June 10th 2008, Green Peak Technologies launched a new ultra low power communication controller. The Emerald GP500C is an IEEE 802.15.4 standard compliant chip which is designed to be coupled with energy harvesting devices in wireless sensor networks. The GP500C is a standards compliant communications controller that incorporates a transceiver with a fully integrated communications layer and an on-chip energy manager. The device is able to drive and control the data without being driven by a microcontroller cutting down on overall system power consumption. The GP500C consumes a fraction (10-25%) of the energy of traditional microcontroller based designs and has a system sleep mode of below 100nA. This is a great step forward for developing battery free sensor networks.


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One Comment on “Energy Harvesting and Wireless Networks”

  1. VCO Says:

    important step

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