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EM357x Mini Modules

Part number

ZICM357SP0
ZICM357SP2


Description

CEL's MeshConnect™ EM357 Mini Modules feature the smallest footprint of all Ember-based modules available today. Based upon the Ember EM357 ZigBee® SoC, these modules combine advanced silicon architecture (ARM® Cortex™-M3) and the industry's premier ZigBee stack, EmberZNet PRO™. With a small footprint (< 400 mm²) and best-in-class RF performance (link budget 123 dB), CEL's Mini Modules challenge the merits of a discrete implementation. These modules are available in low and high output power options (+8 dBm and +20 dBm), to accommodate various range and performance requirements.

The EM357 SoC IC consists of an RF transceiver with a baseband modem, a hard-wired MAC and an embedded 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ -M3 microcontroller with internal RAM (12 kB) and Flash (192 kB) memory. It provides numerous general-purpose I/O pins and peripheral functions such as timers and UARTs enabling customers to access its rich mix of on-chip functionality.

As Silicon Lab's module partner, CEL has companion kits that enable the Mini Modules to be directly integrated into the Ember Insight™ development tools for easy integration and development.

CEL's MeshConnect™ line of 802.15.4/ZigBee products deliver industry-leading range, high performance, and a rich feature set. CEL's design examples, reference designs and engineering support help customers get their product designs to market quickly.

Key Features

  • Transmit Powers:
    • +8 dBm (ZICM357SP0)
    • +20 dBm (ZICM357SP2)
  • Sensitivity:
    • -100 dBm (ZICM357SP0)
    • -103 dBm (ZICM357SP2)
  • RF Link Budget:
    • +108 dB (ZICM357SP0)
    • +123 dB (ZICM357SP2)


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KEY PARAMETERS

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FEATURES

  • Transmit Powers:
    • +8 dBm (ZICM357SP0)
    • +20 dBm (ZICM357SP2)
  • Sensitivity:
    • -100 dBm (ZICM357SP0)
    • -103 dBm (ZICM357SP2)
  • RF Link Budget:
    • +108 dB (ZICM357SP0)
    • +123 dB (ZICM357SP2)
  • Advanced ARM® Cortex-M3 processor
    • 192 kB Flash; 12 kB SRAM
    • SPI Master / Slave, TWI and UART
    • Timers, Serial Wire / JTAG Interface
    • 5-channel, 14-bit ADC
    • Up to 23 GPIO Pins

 Network Speed: 250 kbps

  • 16 RF Channels
  • Advanced Power Management
  • Software support:
    Industry's premier ZigBee PRO stack: EmberZNet PRO
  • Supports Mesh Networks
  • Integrated PCB Antenna
    • FCC, IC and CE Certifications
  • External Antenna:
    • Optional RF port for External Antenna
    • FCC, IC Certifications for Nearson
      S181AH-2450S Antenna
  • Pin Compatible Mini Modules:
    • +8dBm and +20dBm are pin compatible
    • ZICM357SPx, ZICM3588SPx, and ZICM357SPx-HT series are pin compatible

EM35x Ember Companion Kit

CEL's MeshConnect EM35x Ember Companion Kit is designed to work
with the Ember development kits [ZICM-EM35X-DEV-KIT-3, EM35X-DEV and EM35X-DEV-IAR]. Each module in this CEL kit is soldered on a carrier board making it
pin-for-pin compatible with the Ember development board.

The Hardware Contents of this kit are:

6 MeshConnect Mini Modules (ZICM357SPx-1x and ZICM3588SPx-1x).
Each Module is mounted on a daughter card (soldered on a carrier board)
ready to plug into the Ember EM35x development boards.

  • (1) ZICM357SP0-1C on carrier board / EM357 IC, +8dBm output power with RF port for external antenna
  • (1) ZICM357SP2-1 on carrier board / EM357 IC, +20dBm output power with PCB trace antenna
  • (1) ZICM357SP2-1C on carrier board / EM357 IC, +20dBm output power with RF port for external antenna
  • (1) ZICM3588SP0-1C on carrier board / EM3588 IC, +8dBm output power with RF port for external antenna
  • (1) ZICM3588SP2-1 on carrier board / EM3588 IC, +20dBm output power with PCB trace antenna
  • (1) ZICM3588SP2-1C on carrier board / EM3588 IC, +20dBm output power with RF port for external antenna

For more details on the specs of these Modules, please see MeshConnect EM35x Module datasheet.


The Software Contents of this kit are:

None. No firmware/source code is programmed on the MeshConnect modules

Related Documents

For more details on the Ember Development Kits, visit www.silabs.com

Dev_tools


MeshConnect EM35x Programming Fixture


CEL's MeshConnect EM35x Mini Modules Programming Fixture is a
programming assembly designed to be used with the CEL ZICM35xSPx
MeshConnect™ Mini Modules. It is useful for production programming
or during application development when multiple firmware images are
required to be loaded into a CEL Mini Module for testing and debugging.
The programming assembly must be used in conjunction with an Ember
Debug/InSight Adapter (ISA3) from Silicon Labs.


Related Documents


For more details on the Silicon Labs Ember Debug/Insight Adapter (ISA3), visit www.silabs.com

Design Support Files

 

MeshConnect Test Tool

The MeshConnect Test Tool is a graphical tool for Windows that allows for easy measurement of all module hardware parameters.

Manufacturing Hardware Evaluation Software

When used in conjunction with CEL's MeshConnect Test Tool, the Manufacturing Hardware Evaluation software allows for easy measurement of all module hardware parameters.
Built for ZICM357 modules running on a CEL evaluation board.
Built for ZICM357 modules running on an Ember evaluation board.

Mechanical Land Footprint Files (DXF, DWG)

Mentor Graphics PADS Logic and Layout Example (ln9)

market_applications

Key applications include:

  • Smart Energy (thermostats, meters, in-home displays and smart plugs)
  • Home Automation and Control (Energy Management, Security Devices and HVAC Controls)
  • Building Automation and Control
  • Commercial and Residential Lighting (Fixtures and Control)
  • Solar Inverters and Control
  • General ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networking

CEL's MeshConnect certified and qualified modules enable customers to reduce their design and certification costs of development as well as development risk, while reducing time to market.