WIRELESS/RF - RFM intros WirelessHART module for industrial appsDallas, Texas - Going after wireless networking opportunities in industrial automation, RF Monolithics has just introduced its XDM2510H WirelessHART module.
Built around Dust Networks' IA-510 WirelessHART ICs, the XDM2510H is compliant with the international IEC 62591 (WirelessHART) standard and enables industrial automation vendors to meet the rapidly growing demand for standards-based wireless sensor networking (WSN) solutions.
Based on Dust’s previously proprietary deterministic wireless protocol, WirelessHART has emerged as the dominant standard for process automation allowing battery-powered sensors to be deployed in previously hard-to-reach locations while providing wire-like reliability.
According to Tim Cutler, Director of M2M products, the XDM2510H module provides a UART serial port for connection to sensors and an RF connector for antenna connection thereby removing the need for any RF engineering by OEMs, and with the XDM2510H module certifications in the USA, Canada and Europe (pending), no type acceptance testing is required of the OEMs’ end products. RFM’s XG2510HE gateway product completes the network solution allowing connection either locally or anywhere across the Internet.
A developer kit, the XDM2510HDK, is also available and includes 4 XDM2510H modules, 4 XDM2510H development boards, 1 XG2510HE gateway, 1 Ethernet cable, 5 Serial cables, 9V Batteries and Wall-mount Power Supplies for each development board, Antennas and RF Cables, Software and Manuals CD, and Quick Start Guide. The XDM2510HDK developer kit will be available by the end of June 2010 from distributors Acal, Avnet, Digi-Key, Mouser Electronics, Nu Horizons, and Welotec (in Germany).