November 16, 2006 -- Dust Networks, Inc. is extending its product platform to include network-ready system-on-chip (SOC) products that combine extremely low-power radio technology and robust networking capabilities with the industry-proven Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) in a Mote-on-Chip (MoC) for reliable wireless sensor networking.
Dust’s network-ready MoC products provide a reduction in power consumption, using 80% less power than comparable commercially available radios. This decrease in power consumption provides customers with broad flexibility when designing battery-operated or power scavenging monitoring and control devices. Dust Networks’ SmartMesh-XD family of products introduces the first MoC-based motes and managers in standards-based IEEE 802.15.4 compliant, 2.4-GHz and narrow-band 900-MHz versions. The SmartMesh-XD MoC requires zero external components and no embedded programming, enabling OEMs to reduce the development time and cost for wireless sensor networking solutions.
Product samples are available in 900 MHz today and 802.15.4 standard 2.4 GHz samples will be available early 2007.