SOURCE: Sensinode Ltd.

April 14, 2008 15:01 ET

Sensinode Ltd. Joins Texas Instruments' Low-Power RF Developer Network, Offers IPv6 Wireless Network Solutions Based on 6LoWPAN Standard Technology

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2008) - Sensinode Ltd., a pioneering/commercial supplier of solutions for IPv6 over wireless mesh networks, today announced it has joined the Texas Instruments (TI) Low-Power RF Developer Network. The technology innovation and licensing company, headquartered in Finland and focused on enabling the Real-Time Enterprise, will present its solution on April 17, 2008 at the Texas Instruments booth (#1708) at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Leveraging TI's high-performance, IEEE 801.15.4-compatible RF system-on-chip, CC2430/31, Sensinode supports the growth of the emerging market for low-cost, small form factor NanoRouter USB and NanoSensor devices by providing customers with advanced design solutions for the WSN (Wireless Sensor Network) environment.

"Sensinode's goal is to create low-cost wireless sensor networks, enabling the Real-Time Enterprise by providing solutions via low power wireless sensor networking. Our core technology and experience uniquely positions us to provide our partners/customers with reduced development times, lower costs and minimized risks associated with these complex products," said Endale Mitiku, VP Marketing/Sales, Sensinode Ltd. "We are proud to be teamed with TI as our radio chip provider in connection with Radiocrafts from Norway."

NanoRouter Ethernet and NanoSensor, Sensinode's acclaimed 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over low-power WPAN) technology solution for wireless sensor networks, utilizes TI's CC2430/31 RF SoC family in a low-cost reference design that allows deployment of applications like logistics, building automation via WSN-Ethernet integration and wireless sensors to multiple locations in a wide range of environments, including homes, schools and airport terminals. In addition to its NanoRouter USB, Sensinode has a successful history of engineering customer solutions, including software, digital and RF design services.

Sensinode is also currently developing IP-based 6LoWPAN technology products based on the CC2430/31, such as: NanoRouter Ethernet, NanoSensor, NanoSensor Wall, and EthernetStick, to be used in smart buildings, health, energy, and logistics. The products are scheduled for deployment in Europe in early 2008 and the solution will simultaneously convert existing wired infrastructure for many applications.

"TI is pleased to have Sensinode join our Low-Power RF Developer Network. Their focus on product innovation, coupled with their proven ability to customize solutions using TI's low-power RF devices, delivers a streamlined fit with TI's overall strategy," said Mark Grazier, TI worldwide third-party program manager.

About TI Low-Power RF Developer Network

Sensinode Ltd. is a member of the TI Low-Power RF Developer Network, the most extensive collection of global low-power wireless development support in the industry. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware and software and consulting services. The TI portfolio of MSP430 ultra-low power MCUs and low-power RF devices are well suited for a variety of low-power wireless networks, including standard-based IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee® or other proprietary networks. The MSP430 product line offers the unique combination of ultra-low power consumption and power-saving mechanisms, along with a high-performance 16-bit CPU. Together, TI's MSP430 and low-power RF products help wireless designers achieve low power consumption, long range and reliable performance at a competitive price. For more information on TI's third party program, please visit www.ti.com/lprfnetwork.

About Sensinode Ltd.:

Sensinode Ltd. is the leading provider of commercial 6LoWPAN technology and pioneer to implement open sources IPv6 wireless network solution in the world, and a supplier for IPv6 over wireless meshes networks. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, Sensinode was founded on over 10 years of research and innovation in IP-based wireless embedded systems. Our vision is that IP-based IEEE 802.15.4 will be the next WiFi and will power the "Internet of Things." This will enable real-time physical sensing, tracking and identification with enterprise systems and the Internet through scalable low-power networks in building automation, logistics and health. By providing innovative, open-standard products, Sensinode will be a key player in making these visions a reality. For more info, www.sensinode.com.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Endale Mitiku
    VP Marketing/Sales
    Sensinode Ltd.
    Oulu, Finland
    Tel: +358 50 5050 891
    Email: Email Contact

    Matthew Schmidt
    FS Communications for Sensinode
    Mountain View, CA
    Tel: 650-691-1488
    Email: Email Contact