2.4 GHz ZigBee-ready and 802.15.4-ready ARM Cortex-M3 module
EMB-Z2538PA is a 2.4 GHz wireless module integrating a cutting-edge 32 bit ARM Cortex-M3 core and a state-of-art radio transceiver. The advanced ARM architecture makes easy the development of IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee / 6LoWPAN low-power applications to add wireless connectivity and multi-hop networking into existing products. Notable features include:
- 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 with 512 kB FLASH and 32 kB of SRAM (TI CC2538)
- up to +20 dBm (100 mW) RF output power
- integrated PCB antenna or U.FL connector
- open platform
The EMB-Z2538PA ships programmed with Embit firmware which allows to employ the module as a simple, ready-to-use modem (using AT-like commands over UART; see EBI protocol page for more information). If custom applications needs to be developed, EMB-Z2538PA-EVK provides all tools required to download custom firmware on the module. The EMB-Z2538PA modules ship programmed with EBI-802.15.4 which allows the customer to use the modules as a simple, ready-to-use modem (using AT-like commands over UART; see EBI protocol page for more information). The evaluation kit EMB-Z2538PA-EVK is strongly suggested to customers willing to develop their own firmware applications, since the kit provides all tools required to download a custom firmware on the module.
- Technical Specifications
- Program memory: 512 kB
- RAM: 32 kB
- RF output power (MAX): +20 dBm
- RF sensitivity: -100 dBm
- Based on TI CC2538
- Form factor: 29 x 22 mm
- Power consumption (standby): 1.7 µA
- Supply voltage: 3.3 V
- Network Topologies Supported
Topology Firmware stack Notes TIMAC 802.15.4, TI ZStack Supported also via UART commands, thanks to Embit EBI-802.15.4. TIMAC 802.15.4, TI ZStack Supported also via UART commands, thanks to Embit EBI-802.15.4. TI ZStack Supported also via UART commands, thanks to Embit EBI-ZigBee. TI ZStack Supported also via UART commands, thanks to Embit EBI-ZigBee.
- Firmware Support
Supported firmware stacks:
- Texas Instruments IEEE 802.15.4 MAC: TIMAC version 1.5.0
- Texas Instruments ZigBee Home Automation Stack: Z-STACK-HOME version 1.1.0
- Texas Instruments ZigBee Smart Energy Stack: Z-STACK-ENERGY version 1.1.0
- Texas Instruments ZigBee Light Link Stack: contact us
Supported EBI variants:
- Embit Binary Interface for IEEE 802.15.4 protocol: EBI-802154
All the firmware stacks and the documentation is on the CD-ROM included in the Evaluation Kit.
EMB-Z2538PA wireless modules are
CE certified (Europe)
FCC certified (US): Z7H-EMB2538PA
IC certified (Canada): 21487-EMB2538PA
MIC certified (Japan): 003-170267
Additionally, EMB-Z2538PA wireless modules are ZigBee-ready.
For more informations about certification of your final product (regarding both conducted and radiated emissions tests) and compliance with European regulations, you can contact us; indeed pre-compliance assistance is one of Embit services.
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