P2110-EVAL-01 Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors
(jointly developed by Powercast and Microchip)
The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is a complete demonstration and development platform for creating battery-free wireless sensors (passive wireless sensor tags) powered by RF energy (radio waves). It is designed and configured for extremely low power operation, and the firmware is pre-installed for out-of-the-box operation.
The wireless sensor boards are powered by the P2110 Powerharvester Receiver, which converts RF energy into DC power. In this kit, the TX91501 transmitter is the source of RF energy (915MHz), but other RF sources from 850-950 MHz can also be used for power. The communication from the sensor boards to the access point is 2.4GHz using 802.15.4-compliant radios.
No batteries are needed to power the wireless sensor board. The on-board sensors include temperature, humidity and light, and there is a terminal for an external sensor.
P2110-EVAL-02 Lifetime Power® Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging
The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging enables long-range remote charging of rechargeable batteries. The kit features the THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell from Infinite Power Solutions (IPS), and also supports traditional rechargeable batteries including Lithium Ion, Alkaline, and Ni-MH, as well as other solid-state/thin-film batteries.
915 MHz antennas with SMA connectors included in kits P1110-EVB, P2110-EVB, and P2110CSR-EVB. Dipole antenna
Gain = 1.25 (1.0 dBi)
Omni-directional (360° energy pattern)
Gain = 4.1 (6.1 dBi)
Directional (122° horizontal, 68° vertical energy pattern)
P2110CSR-EH1 Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Card Evaluation Kit
The P2110CSR-EH1 is an evaluation kit for Powercast’s P2110CSR-SL Wireless Charge Card. The kit includes the card and a TX91501-3W Powercaster® for wirelessly recharging the onboard battery, as well as Silicon Labs development tools for communicating with the onboard microprocessor. In addition, the device has sensors that wirelessly relay temperature, light level, and battery voltage to the Silicon Labs Wireless Development Suite.