Intelligent Distributed Controls
Specialists in the design and manufacture of wireless products and systems

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IDC Ltd

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Alfreton Road, Chester Park

Derby   DE21 4AS

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Wireless Product Development

Overview

IDC have pioneered the development of low power Wireless Mesh Networking (WMN) technology, producing a range of niche products for industrial and commercial applications over the last 5 years. Our core expertise includes electronics design and development and the integration of microprocessors which include Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) firmware stacks using licence free international standard protocols Zigbee and 6LowPan.


Whilst most technology adopters integrate third party modules as a means of establishing a quick route to market, our approach has been to design and develop our own OEM module and associated software tools and SDK. This approach ensures we have the ability to support our customers without recourse to distributors and manufacturers.

ZB Hardware Platform

At the heart of every product in the ZB family is a CC2430 SOC which provides an industry leading  RF transceiver with an enhanced high speed microprocessor offering a wide range of interfaces and packed with impressive features to meet the most demanding of mobile applications.

ZB100 Features

About Zigbee

In common with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth,  ZigBee™ operates over 2.4GHz. carrier frequency and conforms to the IEE802 group of  international standards  for Private Area Networks which are licence free and  globally available.

Whilst Wi-Fi delivers high bandwidth for PC - PC data traffic, Bluetooth is extensively used for short range point to point applications.



Zigbee

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Standard

802.15

802.15

802.11b

Nodes on Network

100+

7

32

Data rate Bits /sec

20-250

720

11,000 +

Transmission range

1-150m

1-10m

1-100m

Battery Life (days)

100-1000

7

7

Wireless Method Comparisons

ZB100

Zigbee features


Zigbee Mesh Network Layout