Coin-size Low-Power Wireless Module
Panasonic unveiled its ultra-small low-power wireless module by incorporating a radio circuit and a microcomputer onto a single CMOS LSI chip, the world’s first in 400-MHz band low-power wireless technology. The tiny high-speed wireless module is suitable for a wide range of home and industrial applications. Panasonic has applied for 78 patents on the new module in Japan, of which 11 have so far been granted, and two patents overseas.
Mr. Yoshio Ishii, Vice President of Matsushita Home Appliances Company, said, “We believe this coin-size module will help expedite the realization of a ‘ubiquitous society.’ The module meets the home networking specifications of the Energy Conservation and Homecare Network (ECHONET) standard. It is ideal for connecting a whole gamut of products to networks, from various home appliances, home entertainment products and home security devices to car navigations, car entertainment equipment, and electronic shelf tags, to name a few. We plan to put the new module into practical use by the fall this year.” More via: Physorg.com