Plano, Tex.SyChip Inc., a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., introduced SyNode, a smart energy embedded module dubbed SN3020 that it claims is the smallest, lowest-power, fully compliant ZigBee module supporting Smart Energy and Home Automation profiles.
The SN3020 integrates a ZigBee system on a chip transceiver, power amplifier (PA) and LNA low noise amplifier (LNA) to achieve +20dBm output power and -103dBm receiver sensitivity. It also includes 512KB of serial flash for Smart Energy data-logging.
The SN3020 measures 420mm² (0.65 square inches) and offers low power consumption using SyChip's power-management protocol. In sleep mode, in achieves 1.2 µA with timer, 160mA@20dBm in transmit mode, and 28mA in receive mode.
Pricing: Between $14 and $28 in low volumes.
SyChip Inc. www.sychip.com