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EM358x Mini Modules

Part number

ZICM3588SP0
ZICM3588SP2


Description

CEL's MeshConnect™ EM358x Mini Modules are based on the Ember EM3588 ZigBee® SoC from Silicon Labs. They are pin-compatible extensions to CEL's leading line of EM357-based modules and are available in low and high output power options (+8dBm and +20 dBm) to accommodate designers with various range and performance requirements.

The EM3588 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 (64 kB) and Flash (512 kB) memory. When compared to the EM357 SoC, the new EM3588 provides significant increases in embedded memory with over 2.7x more flash and 5x more RAM.

The additional flash allows for more application storage and Over-The-Air programming capability without the need for space-consuming supplemental (external) system memory. The added RAM enables the modules to support ZigBee IPv6-based networks (like the ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 standard and 6LoWPAN), handle complex tasks requiring RTOS (Real Time Operating Systems) capability, and support larger mesh networks.
Additionally, the EM3588 brings USB capability to the module series. The device's built-in USB controller allows users to quickly integrate ZigBee into existing devices with USB connectivity.

As Silicon Labs' 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.

Key Features

  • Transmit Powers:
    • +8 dBm (ZICM3588SP0)
    • +20 dBm (ZICM3588SP2)
  • Sensitivity:
    • -100 dBm (ZICM3588SP0)
    • -103 dBm (ZICM3588SP2)


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KEY PARAMETERS

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FEATURES

  • Transmit Powers:
    • +8 dBm (ZICM3588SP0)
    • +20 dBm (ZICM3588SP2)
  • Sensitivity:
    • -100 dBm (ZICM3588SP0)
    • -103 dBm (ZICM3588SP2)
  • RF Link Budget:
    • +108 dBm (ZICM3588SP0)
    • +123 dBm (ZICM3588SP2)
  • Advanced ARM® Cortex-M3 processor
    • 512 kB Flash (Supports OTA Programming); 64 kB SRAM
    • SPI Master / Slave, TWI and UART
    • Timers, Serial Wire / JTAG Interface
    • 5-channel, 14-bit ADC
    • Up to 23 GPIO Pins
    • USB Controller

 



  • 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 and ZICM3588SPx 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 ZICM35x Test Tool, the Manufacturing Hardware Evaluation software allows for easy measurement of all hardware module parameters.

Built for ZICM358x modules running on a CEL evaluation board.



Built for ZICM358x modules running on an Ember evaluation board.


Mechanical Land Footprint (DXF, DWG)

Mentor Graphics PADS Logic and Layout Example (ln9)

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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)
  • Connected Home Technology
  • 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.