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EDK 350U is a comprehensive tool enabling the fastest development of batteryless wireless solutions

[Salt Lake City – July 22, 2013] EnOcean today announced the availability of its new developer kit, EDK 350U, for the North American market. The kit covers the entire product range in 902 MHz, from energy harvesting and wireless modules to ready-made product solutions. The new kit is part of a modular concept with which EnOcean can offer OEMs a cost-effective and customized development platform for fast integration of energy harvesting wireless into building and industrial automation, smart home as well as machine-to-machine systems.

“The kit’s Plug & Play features enable straightforward integration into an OEM’s hardware and provide comprehensive development tools and application software resulting in efficient design and fast time to market. Coupled with EnOcean’s exceptional application engineering support, we provide the most effective path to integrating wireless control into an OEM’s product,” says Jim O’Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc.

All-in-one package
The new developer kit’s central element is a universal programmer board EOP 350. In combination with EnOcean’s DolphinStudio PC software, the kit provides application development, configuration and programming for EnOcean wireless modules targeted for the OEMs unique needs. The complete EDK 350U includes a suite of EnOcean products: TCM 320U (line-powered transceiver module), STM 300U (universal wireless sensor module), ECO 200 (mechanical energy converter), PTM 330U (transmitter module for ECO 200), PTM 210U (energy harvesting switch module), STM 33xU (solar-powered temperature sensor module), USB 300U (USB wireless gateway to PC), DolphinStudio (configuration and programming software) and DolphinAPI (application programming interface).   

The package is completed by the DolphinView PC software for visualizing and analyzing the wireless protocol. The application profiles (EnOcean Equipment Profiles or EEP) that enable interoperability between devices and manufacturers can also be transmitted and interpreted with the kit.

Modular set for customized development
EDK 350U modules communicate on the 902 MHz frequency. This band offers reliable, long-range communication, typically double the range of 2.4 GHz devices of similar output power, with a significantly lower energy budget. Using the kit, developers can create a comprehensive range of energy harvesting wireless applications, including switches in various form factors, bidirectional sensors, and innovative controllers. EnOcean TCM modules can be easily enabled to repeat signals, extend wireless range and enhance robustness. The USB 300U stick enables EnOcean-based products to be integrated quickly into smart home systems. All application-specific configurations can be done via the programmer board and the Dolphin software. The new developer kit is also available for the frequency bands 868 MHz (EDK 350) and 315 MHz (EDK 350C). 

New antennas certified for EnOcean
For OEMs seeking a small, PCB-integrated solution with excellent RF performance, Mitsubishi Materials has introduced the AM11DG series surface mount antenna. It is well suited for small footprint products, enabling creative packaging while retaining superior wireless performance. The AM11DG carries FCC limited modular approval for the EnOcean STM 300U solar-powered wireless sensor module, the TCM 300U and TCM 310U transceiver modules as well as for the EDK 350U developer kit. Applications are as diverse as remote control, measuring and control equipment, emergency and security applications, real-time tracking, hand-held terminals, and many others. This antenna can also be used in European applications at 868 MHz by only changing a few inductors.

Reliable Controls More information on the new EDK 350U developer kit can be found at www.enocean.com/en/enocean_modules_902mhz/edk-350u.

About EnOcean
EnOcean is the originator of patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company manufactures and markets energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building and industrial applications as well as in further application fields such as smart home, smart metering, logistics or transport. EnOcean technology combines miniaturized energy converters with ultra-low-power electronics and robust RF communication. For 10 years, leading product manufacturers have chosen wireless modules from EnOcean to enable their system ideas. EnOcean is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies from the world's building sector that has set itself the aim of creating innovative solutions for sustainable buildings. Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in more than 250,000 buildings worldwide. The EnOcean wireless protocol is standardized internationally as ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting.

For more information visit www.enocean.com 


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