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What embedded processors are used in the NI WSN Gateway, Router and Node products?

There's been many design patterns for WSN nodes since 1999 i.e.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wireless_sensor_nodes

 

What is NI's WSN solution based on?

 

Thanks,

chromaburst

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Re: What embedded processors are used in the NI WSN Gateway, Router and Node products?

Hello chromaburst,

 

You should take a look at this Developer Zone article.  It mentions what microcontroller is used in our WSN nodes as well as other introductory information.

 

From the linked article: "NI WSN measurement nodes are powered by a TI MSP430 microcontroller that is optimized for low-power, multiyear deployment instead of processor speed, memory, and computing power. "

 

David A

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Re: What embedded processors are used in the NI WSN Gateway, Router and Node products?

Thanks David - looks like that gem was buried! As you probably know there's a whole host of variants on the TI MSP430 as described here:

 

http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/microcontroller/16-bit_msp430/getting_started.page

 

http://focus.ti.com/en/multimedia/flash/selection_tools/mcu/mcu.html?DCMP=dsps_arm_102109&HQS=Other+...- very nice tool!

 

It would be good to get a definite answer on the entire product range, when you also consider these microcontrollers are usually paired with a RF transceiver, such as the CC2520.

 

-chroma