EnOcean unveiled the EDK 350 developer kit which includes energy harvesting and wireless (RF) modules, and demonstrated the platform at Electronica 2012 on Future Electronics and Farnell booth. The new kit can help OEMs design batteryless applications quickly in a cost-effective manner for building and industry automation, smart homes and machine-to-machine systems.
EnOcean EDK 350 Developer Kit includes the following modules:
- A universal programmer board (EOP 350)
- TCM 320 (transceiver module)
- STM 300 (universal wireless sensor module)
- ECO 200 (mechanical energy converter)
- PTM 330 (transmitter module for ECO 200)
- PTM 210/PTM 215 (energy harvesting switch module, PTM 215 includes data encryption function)
- STM 330 (energy harvesting temperature sensor module)
- USB 300 (USB wireless gateway)
Wireless modules are normally available at frequencies of 315 MHz (for North America and countries following FCC specs) and 868 Mhz (for Europe and countries following R&TTE specs).
The EDK 350 developer kit can be extended with the EDK 352 thermo developer kit that includes an STM 312 energy harvesting wireless sensor module and the ultra low voltage ECT 310 DC/DC converter in conjunction with a peltier element to power EnOcean modules by differences in temperature.
Configuration and programming can be achieved with EnOcean DolphinStudio and the Dolphin API (application programming interface). In addition, the DolphinView PC software is provided for visualising and mapping the wireless protocol.
EnOcean had previously launched the ESK 300 starter kit (~ $145) which can be used for initial tests, and includes the USB 300 stick, PTM 200 self-powered push button switch, STM 330 self-powered temperature sensor, ECO 200 push button energy and PTM 330 push buttom radio module. If configuration, hardware or software development is required, this low cost kit can be upgraded to a developer kit by purchasing the new EPK 350 programmer kit which includes the universal programmer board, a transceiver module and the universal sensor module.
EnOcean EDK 350 developer kit will be able for OEMs from December 2012 at an undisclosed price. It will replace the EDK 300 developer kit which was sold for about $735.