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March 11, 2010 v1.1
Product Summary Applications Product Features
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Electrical Characteristics Mechanical Characteristics
Absolute Maximum Ratings
Box Contents Functional Block Diagram Powering the Z1(basic) Expansion Connector (XPcon) Expansion Connector Pinout and Description
North Port (JP1A) East Port (JP1B) South Port (JP1C) West Port
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Detailed Design Information
Powering the Z1 (advanced)
Important Caution Notes
MSP430 Port Performance 12 Temperature Sensor TMP102 by Texas Instruments 13 Board Schematics
Important Caution Note
Software & SupportTinyOS Contiki OS
Accessories References Glossary Versions
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Z1 by Zolertia is a low-power wireless sensor network (WSN) module that serves as a general purpose development platform for WSN developers, re searchers, enthusiasts and hobbyists. This module has been devised from the beginning with two clear goals in mind: i. maximum backwards compatibilitywith the successful Tmote-like fam ily motes while improving the performance in several aspects, and ii. maximum fexibility and expandability with regards to any combination of power-supplies, sensors and connectors. It comes with support for some the currently most employed open source operating systems by the WSN community, like TinyOS 2.x (currently available) and Contiki (coming soon). Thenetwork stacks supported include 6LowPAN (by means of BLIP in TinyOS), Texas Instruments' SimpliciTI and Z-Stack (up to Zigbee 2006), and soon it will also support: Freaklabs' open source Zigbee stack, and Freaklabs' Chibi.
The Z1 is a low power wireless module compliant with IEEE 802.15.4 and Zigbee protocols intended to help WSN de velopers to test and deploy their ownapplications and prototypes with the best tradeoff between time of development and hardware fexibility. Its core architecture is based upon the MSP430+CC2420 family of microcontrollers and radio transceivers by Texas Instru ments, which makes it compatible with motes based on this same architecture. However, the MCU present in Z1 is the MSP430F2xxx instead of the MSP430F1xxx, as is customary among othermotes, like Crossbow's TelosB, Moteiv's Tmote, and alike. This fact entails subtle differences due to inner changes between F1xxx and F2xxx devices, but these differences are not expected to arise at the frmware application level if a supported operating system is employed when developing.
Immersing your device in the Internet of Things (IoT) Personal healthcare monitoringEnvironmental monitoring Emergency detectors Safe and rescue devices Long-term unattended monitoring Energy Metering Agricultural monitoring
Ideal development platform for rapid prototyping/deployment of WSNs Industrial-grade temperature range (-40ºC-85ºC) 52-pin expansion connector 2nd generation MSP430™ ultra-low power 16-bit MCU 16MHz 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4, 6LowPAN compliant and ZigBee™ready 3-Axis, ±2/4/8/16 g digital accelerometer Low-power digital temperature sensor with ±0.5ºC accuracy (in –25°C ~ 85°C range) Optional external antenna via U.FL connector Micro-USB connector for power and debugging
The Z1 WSN Module is specifed to be used in the industrial range of temperatures. Nominally, it should be powered at 3V, although itmay work partially or totally since 1.8V (w/o radio) or 2.1V (w/ radio). A brief description and approximate current consumption for the integrated circuits in the Z1 are presented in Table 1 as a reference. These values may help the de veloper compute an estimate of the average consumption depending on how long each IC is working in each mode.
IC Operating Range 1.8V to 3.6V Current Consumption...