SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anaren, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANEN) announced today that it has introduced a family of four Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR™) modules designed specifically to help OEMs develop products that wirelessly communicate in compliance with the ZigBee ® standard. Based on the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) CC2530 low-power RF SoC (which operates using TI's Z-Stack™ firmware), the new family of AIR modules is bundled with AIR Support for ZigBee – a total solution that includes time-saving AIR-ZNP firmware (including 30+ code examples), pre-certification to applicable global, regulatory standards, and development tools like the Company's new BoosterPack for TI MSP430™ and Stellaris ® LaunchPad development kits. A member of the ZigBee Alliance, Anaren unveiled the beta of its AIR module for ZigBee at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Features and benefits of Anaren's new AIR module family for ZigBee standard applications (part number A2530x24xxx) include the following:
|Anaren AIR modules for ZigBee standard applications (part no. A2530x24xxx)|
|General: > Minimal RF engineering and ZigBee experience necessary > Easy to program, for shortened design cycle > Choice of integral or connectorized antenna > Pre-certified to FCC/IC, compliant with ETSI > Choice of range-extender or non-range extender modules > Tiny, standardized footprint: 11 x 19 x 2.5mm > 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver (TI's CC2530) > Excellent receiver sensitivity and robustness to interference (-95dBm average) > Wide input voltage range (2.2V – 3.6V) > 100% RF tested in production > Module weight approximately 0.7 grams > Low current Consumption: (TC = 25°C, VDD = 3.0V) - active mode RX (CPU Idle): 28mA - active mode TX (CPU Idle): 68mA @1dBm, 78mA @8dBm (limit for ETSI compliance), 130mA @ 15dBm (limit for FCC/IC compliance) > Three low power/sleep modes from 1uA to 200uA|
|Microcontroller: > High-performance and low-power 8051 MCU core with code prefetch > 256KB in-system programmable flash and 8KB RAM with retention in all power modes|
|Firmware: > Preloaded with Anaren's AIR-ZNP firmware, based on the TI Z-Stack for the ZigBee standard (developed in cooperation with Tesla Controls) > Supports SPI and UART communication > Driver library included for MSP430 and Stellaris MCUs, which abstracts functionality > Over 30 code examples for a paired MCU included to demonstrate functionality|
|Complete product briefs for the above modules may be found at Anaren's website.|
|Anaren CC2530 BoosterPack for ZigBee standard applications (part no. A2530E24A-LPZ)|
|General benefits: > Provides "out of the box" wireless connectivity for easier development of applications based on the ZigBee standard > Includes AIR-ZNP firmware solution (based on TI's Z-Stack), which compresses time to market by greatly reducing the learning curve and development time > Provides an excellent learning/development tool for all levels of ZigBee expertise – as well as a clear, easy-to-understand migration path from development to production > Part of AIR Support for ZigBee, a total solution from Anaren that includes development tools, free firmware and applications support, and more|
|Kit contents: > Includes three A2530E24A AIR Module BoosterPacks, for connection to TI's MSP430 or Stellaris LaunchPad development kit (LaunchPad not included) > Each BoosterPack includes an on-board MSP430G2553IN20 Value Line MCU, pre-flashed with Anaren's AIR-ZNP firmware (based on TI's Z-Stack for the ZigBee standard) > For Stellaris operation, simply remove the MSP430 MCUs, and load the Stellaris firmware via USB from the included CD > CD contains all the software, MSP430 and Stellaris drivers, application notes, quick start guide, and more to get started > Includes one 2xAA battery holder for remote|
|A complete product brief for the kit can be found at Anaren's website.|
ABOUT ANAREN: An innovative leader in microwave and RF technology, Anaren designs and manufactures complex components and subsystems for the consumer electronics, wireless infrastructure, defense, and satellite markets. To learn more, visit www.anaren.comThe Anaren, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5360 ABOUT TESLA CONTROLS: Tesla Controls provides wireless products and consulting services to a variety of customers in the industrial, medical, and government markets. Tesla was founded by Derek Smith, who also co-founded the ZigBee pioneer Awarepoint. www.TeslaControls.com * ZigBee, ZigBee Alliance are registered trademarks of ZigBee. More information about the ZigBee standard may be found at the organization's website. Photos accompanying this release are also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.
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