Ubiwave and Atmel Showcase Ultra Low Power Sensor Network

Ubiwave, the leading provider of reliability-critical, low-power wireless sensor networking systems, and Atmel will demonstrate a live ultra low power sensor network based on the recently launched UbiNet(TM) for Atmel platform at the ZigBee Alliance Open House conference in Seoul, Korea. The UbiNet for Atmel wireless sensor networking platform was launched on September 21, 2006.

The demonstration consists of a live wireless temperature monitoring network dispersed over the conference floor. The Monitoring Control Panel receives constant updates from all sensors through the mesh network. In a mesh network sensor devices forward messages to other sensor device in a multi-hop fashion in order to bridge larger distances than could otherwise be spanned by a wireless link.

The demonstration is hosted at the Atmel booth and shows the self forming and self healing UbiNet mesh network capabilities in a harsh environment, surrounded by many other transmitting devices.

The ZigBee Alliance Open House, a quarterly hosted conference by the ZigBee Alliance, takes place Thursday, September 28, 2006 in Seoul, South Korea at the JW Marriott Seoul.

There is no cost to participate in the ZigBee Alliance Open House.

About Ubiwave
Ubiwave is a leader in the wireless sensor networking market and provides embedded software, hardware modules and tools to OEMs in safety- and reliability critical applications, both in building automation and industrial automation.

On this platform, termed UbiNet(TM), the mesh communication software stack is executed on OEM modules. A workbench of tools supports the OEM customer during all phases of the project chain: from the definition over the design, test, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the wireless sensor application. Both the ZigBee-capable and the Synchronized Wake-Up mesh stack are self-organizing and are optimized for improved reliability.

Identified by ON World as a leading platform provider, Ubiwave’s Synchronized Wake-Up marries two contradictory requirements: low-power and mesh-capable. In a mesh network, devices depend on other devices to forward messages through the network in a multi-hop fashion. In the traditional mesh approach a meshing device will be in a listening state whenever it is not transmitting. Since a device when listening draws almost as much current as it does when transmitting, low-power behavior is not possible. In Synchronized Wake-Up the devices will synchronize the wake up periods to minimize the awake periods thereby offering battery lives up to 5 years on standard AA batteries.

About Atmel
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry’s broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions. Focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You Are(R).

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