Wireless network manager available as a USB dongle

16th October 2015
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Wireless network manager available as a USB dongle

Linear Technology has introduced the DC2274A USB dongle demo board which serves as a network manager for a SmartMesh IP Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). With its compact USB dongle form factor, the DC2274, along with SmartMesh IP wireless nodes, makes it easy to rapidly deploy a wireless mesh network for field trials and to accelerate sensor product development.

By Ross Yu, Product Marketing Manager, Dust Networks WSN Products, Linear Technology.

Based on 6LoWPAN, SmartMesh IP mesh networking products deliver unmatched >99.999% network reliability at ultra-low power with no network stack development required. This is particularly important for industrial IoT applications, where WSNs may be deployed in harsh and remote environments. Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group develops the industry’s lowest power and most reliable standards based wireless sensor networking products.

Dust Networks products are field proven, with over 45,000 customer networks deployed in 120 countries. With an average power consumption of less than 50µA in heavy usage applications, SmartMesh IP products deliver over 10 year battery life, enabling wireless sensor nodes to be placed anywhere.

Since all SmartMesh products include secure, pre-compiled network stacks, dynamic mesh optimisation software and network diagnostics software, developers can focus on rapid industrial IoT application development and rely on Dust Networks’ ¬years of mesh networking expertise embedded in every product.

DC2274A USB network manager in the DC9000B SmartMesh IP starter kit

DC2274A USB network manager in the DC9000B SmartMesh IP starter kit

The DC2274 USB network manager is available individually or as part of the DC9000B SmartMesh IP Starter Kit, which includes five wireless mesh nodes and retails at $750. With a SmartMesh IP Starter Kit, users can setup a wireless mesh network in minutes and quickly evaluate the network performance in their own application environments.

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