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Solar energy harvesting kit enables permanently powered wireless sensor networks

Dallas, Tex.—As wireless network systems designers look to alternative energy sources, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced a solar energy harvesting (SEH) development kit that converts ambient light into power for industrial, transportation, agricultural and commercial applications.

The credit card-sized eZ430-RF2500-SEH kit combines Cymbet Corp.'s EnerChip thin-film battery technology with TI's MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU), CC2500 radio frequency (RF) transceivers and the eZ430-RF2500 development tool. Developers can now build self powered solar-based wireless sensor networks, eliminating system batteries, which cost time and money to periodically replace, especially in remote locations.

Pricing: $149.
Availability: Sampling now.

Find out more about TI's eZ430-RF2500-SEH demonstration kit by visiting the links below:
eZ430-RF2500-SHE, MSP430 tools page, eZ430-RF2500 development tool, Tools videos

Texas Instruments, www.ti.com

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