Intelligent, self-assembling, ultra-low power wireless sensor networks

Quickly develop and deploy self-assembling, self-healing wireless mesh networks. Just plug in your sensor and start our API.

Drag and drop, and we'll take care of the rest.

Projects
Steven Glaser (co-founder)

Prof. Steven Glaser is a professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is Intelligent Infrastructure faculty director for CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in Service to Society. Glaser is also distinguished affiliated professor at the Technical University of Munich.

Prof. Glaser's research covers a wide range of applications - from the first application of the Berkeley Mote to monitor the seismic safety of wood-frame houses, to using motes to measure the seismic response of the Masada mountain in Israel, to wirelessly measuring environmental and structural hazards at historical sites such as Dunhuang and Masada. He was co-PI on the Golden Gate Bridge WSN campaign. He currently operates the largest ecological wireless network in the world, monitoring forest hydrology of snow melt and water balance in the Sierra Nevada.

Glaser also leads projects involving wave propagation from the pico- to mega-scale. The high-fidelity nanoseismic displacement sensors he develops, which are sensitive to ±1 pm displacement over a wide bandwidth, allow monitoring of laboratory earthquakes, particularly the laboratory examination the fundamental behavior of friction and fracture.

Perhaps the eclectic nature of Prof. Glaser's work is due to his eclectic background. After high school he earned a BA in philosophy. During this time he entered the apprentice program of Local 77 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, became a journeyman, and then worked eight years as a driller. After a year working in Iraq, he began his engineering career as an undergraduate freshmen at The University of Texas, Austin.


Branko Kerkez (co-founder)

Branko Kerkez is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Wireless Seismic & Vibration Monitor
Wireless Sensing Relay Board
Network Manager
NeoMote
This is the NeoMote.

The NeoMote combines the latest in ultra-low power wireless and computing, allowing you to quickly deploy massive-scale, distributed sensor networks for measurement and control. Interfaces with up to 40 analog and/or digital sensors.

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Metronome Systems NeoMote - Technical Specifications

System Design
  • Ultra-low power consumption
    • 30 µA average (60 µA with high-precision analog enabled)
  • Ultra-low noise (0.5%) 1.25V voltage reference
  • Real-time clock with backup battery source
  • Variable power input (3V-25V)
  • Multiple power regulator output for a suite of applications
    • 3.3-5V low-power switching supply (750mA)
    • 3.3-5V low-noise linear supply (500mA)
  • Real-time operating system (RTOS) support
  • Full-speed USB interface and mini-USB port
  • Over The Air (OT A) updating
  • 32KHz and 20MHz external crystal sources
  • SD-card interface for local storage
  • Easy to use API to enable rapid prototyping
Programmable system on chip
  • Cypress PSoC®5: CY8C55 family
  • 256 KB flash memory, 64KB SRAM
  • CAN 2.0b compliant
  • Programming through JT AG debug interface
  • Programmable counter, timer, PWM, comparator blocks
  • 46 to 70 digital I/Os (60 GPIOs, 8 SIOs, 2 USBIOs)
  • 67 MHz, 24-bit fixed point digital filter block (DFB) to implement finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) filters
  • Configurable delta-sigma ADC with 8- to 20-bit resolution (18.5 ENOB when analog regulator enabled)
  • Two SAR ADCs, each 12-bit at 700 ksps
  • Four configurable multifunction analog blocks. Example configurations are programmable gain amplifier (PGA) and analog filtering, trans-impedance amplifier (TIA)
  • Four 8-bit IDACs or VDACs
  • Four uncommitted opamps with 25-mA drive capability
Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Dust Networks' Eterna™ SoC WSN technology
  • 2.4 GHz network operations
  • Automatic network formation
  • Full-mesh networking that can easily scale to tens of thousands of nodes per square kilometer
  • Time-synchronized communication across 15 frequency channels eliminates in-network collisions and multipath fading effects
  • Greater than 99.99% network reliability even in the most challenging environments
  • Fully engineered RF transceiver, with power amplifier (at +8dBm)
  • Unprecedented low power consumption with an RX current of less than 5 mA and a TX current of less than 10mA at +8dBm (<6mA at 0dBm)
  • AES-128 bit encryption
  • Compliant with IETF 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4e
  • IPv6 Internet of Thighs compliant, enabling each node with a unique Internet-ready IP address
Our Network Manager.

Our Linux-ready manager automatically coordinates your NeoMote network. Each mote is IPv6 quipped, giving you a direct link to the Internet of Things.

Using the latest technology from Dust Networks, the Metronome manager can control up to 100 nodes! Networks controlled by the Metronome Manager can now span 10's of kilometers and provide a granularity of spatiotemporal previously unheard of.

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Metronome Systems Network Manager - Technical Specifications

System Design
  • Ultra low power 396MHz ARM9 CPU
  • Ultra-low power consumption (< 50 mA @ 5 V)
  • Support for connection of 100 NeoMotes (large mesh networks)
  • 128MB DDR-RAM
  • 256MB SLC XNAND Drive
  • 1 MicroSD Card Slot (used to boot custom Debian Linux OS)
  • 3 UARTs, 1 SPI, 1 I2C, 1 I2S, 4 ADC
  • 2 USB Hosts,10/100 Ethernet Port, Com port
  • Watchdog Timer, Real Time Clock and Temp. Sensor
  • Power input 5-24 V
  • 5 and 12 V output for peripherals
  • Fanless Operation from -40°C to +85°C
Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Dust Networks' Eterna™ SoC WSN technology
  • Automatic network formation
  • Full-mesh networking can easily scale to tens of thousands of nodes
  • Time-synchronized communication over 15 frequency channels eliminates in-network collisions and multipath effects
  • Greater than 99.99% network reliability even in the most challenging environments
  • AES-128 bit encryption
  • Compliant with IETF 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4e
  • IPv6 Internet of Things compliant, enabling each node with a unique Internet-ready IP address
Wireless Sensing Relay Board

The Sensing Relay Board is a simple and inexpensive wireless sensor solution with 4 channels of 10-bit A/D. The Sensing Relay Board is used to harden sensor network meshes when used in conjunction with Metronome Systems' NeoMotes.

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System design

  • Ultra-low power consumption (11 µA average)
  • Four 10-bit analog inputs
  • Over The Air (OTA) updating and reprogramming
  • MoteRunner programming support (Java, c#)
  • Low level µC/OS-II support (C/C++)
  • Four transistor-switched sensor activation pins for ultra low power consumption and sensor duty cycling
  • Power input 2.7-3.3V
  • Rated -40°C to +85°C for extreme environments.

Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Dust Networks' Eterna™ SoC WSN technology
  • 2.4 GHz network operations
  • FCC, CE, and IC modular certifications
  • Automatic network formation
  • Full-mesh networking can easily scale to tens of thousands of nodes
  • Time-synchronized communication spanning 15 frequency channels eliminates in-network collisions and multipath fading effects
  • Greater than 99.99% network reliability even in the most challenging environments
  • Fully engineered RF transceiver, with power amplifier (at +20 dBm)
  • Unprecedented low power consumption with an RX current of less than 5 mA and a TX current of less than 10 mA at +8dBm (< 6 mA at 0 dBm)
  • AES-128 bit encryption
  • Compliant with IETF 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4e
  • IPv6 Internet of Things compliant, enabling each node with a unique Internet-ready IP address
Efficient Solar Charge Controller
Wireless Seismic & Vibration Monitor

Continuous high-fidelity wireless accelerometer with multi-year battery lifetime — 3+ years with D-cell battery. Now it is possible to continuously monitor seismic signals and structural vibrations for years without changing batteries.

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System Design

  • Motion-triggered wake-up mode — 1.5 µA
  • Ultra-low active power consumption (14 µA average)
  • Low noise — 175 µg/√Hz
  • Dynamic range — 12 bits; ± 2, 4, 8 g programmable
  • 200 Hz active bandwidth
  • Built-in anti-aliasing filter
  • Four 10-bit auxiliary analog inputs
  • Over The Air (OTA) updating and reprogramming
  • Power input 2.7-3.5V
  • Rated -40°C to +85°C for extreme environments.

Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Dust Networks' Eterna™ SoC WSN technology
  • 2.4 GHz network operations
  • FCC, CE, and IC modular certifications
  • Automatic network formation
  • Full-mesh networking can easily scale to tens of thousands of nodes
  • Time-synchronized communication spanning 15 frequency channels eliminates in-network collisions and multipath fading effects
  • Greater than 99.99% network reliability even in the most challenging environments
  • Fully engineered RF transceiver, with power amplifier (at +20 dBm)
  • Unprecedented low power consumption with 11µA average power consumption with full mesh capabilities
  • AES-128 bit encryption
  • Compliant with IETF 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4e
  • IPv6 Internet of Things compliant, enabling each node with a unique Internet-ready IP address