California Eastern Laboratories' new MeshConnect EM357 High Temperature Mini Modules and MeshConnect EM357 USB Sticks are both powered by the premier ZigBee PRO stack from Silicon Labs. These new products provide additional ways to link into and control ZigBee network environments within the connected home, lighting, building automation, and industrial markets.
CEL’s High Temp ZigBee modules support a maximum operating temperature of +110°C, a 29% improvement over the closest competitive product, according to CEL. The module can also deliver +20dBm of output power despite the elevated temperature state.
These modules are FCC, IC and iControl certified, and they operate with the industry’s premier ZigBee PRO Stack from Silicon Labs (EmberZNet PRO).
The MeshConnect EM357 USB Sticks also utilize Silicon Lab’s EmberZNet PRO stack, enabling monitoring and control for devices with USB 2.0 port connectivity. The USB Sticks are ideal for retrofitting existing products like satellite set top boxes, hubs, gateways, and white goods. They can also be used as Sniffers for Over-The-Air (OTA) Network logging. Each stick includes an additional 1MB of Flash memory that can be used for OTA upgrades or additional programming space. The USB Sticks are available in standard or long range options (+8dBm and +20dBm, respectively) to allow designers to choose the radio performance that best suits their link budget requirements. Among comparable ZigBee USB sticks that support +20dBm of output power, the MeshConnect USB stick excels in terms of having the industry’s smallest form factor.
The USB Sticks and the High Temperature Mini Modules are targeted for ZigBee markets that include connected homes (Energy Management, Smart Home, Lighting Control and more) and other Machine-to-Machine applications.
CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 High Temperature Mini Modules are available as Engineering Samples. Part numbers are ZICM357SP2-1-HT (for PCB Antenna) and ZICM357SP2-1C-HT (for RF Port for External Antenna). CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 USB Sticks are now in production. Part numbers are ZM357S-USB (for standard range) and ZM357S-USB-LR (for long range).