At Light + Building 2016 in Frankfurt, EnOcean presented a new self-powered product family for wireless communication in the globally-usable 2.4 GHz frequency band. This adds to the company’s products in 868 MHz, 902 MHz and 928 MHz for new markets and regions. With the 2.4 GHz offering, OEMs can now realise batteryless switch applications for worldwide use. This development emphasises EnOcean’s know-how in kinetic energy harvesting based on the field-proven electromechanical energy converter ECO 200.
The new 2.4 GHz portfolio enables integration of EnOcean’s technology into 2.4 GHz systems, such as ZigBee. It opens the self-powered technology to new markets, particularly for applications that request a global use for energy harvesting wireless communication. Thus, manufacturers of 2.4 GHz based products can now integrate EnOcean energy harvesting in their portfolio for batteryless, wireless room-level control. Due to the EnOcean standard form factors, OEMs can easily use the new 2.4 GHz modules to develop various kinetic-powered applications such as wall switches, contact sensors or remote controls.
“With 2.4 GHz, we complement our portfolio in sub-1 GHz for building automation and smart home with a worldwide frequency that addresses the desire of global players to employ self-powered wireless sensors for different Internet of Things applications,” says Dr. Wald Siskens, CEO of EnOcean. “It also proves that the capabilities of our kinetic energy harvesting technology can run any kind of ultra-low power radio.”
The EnOcean 2.4 GHz product family includes:
* PTM 215ZE – a 2.4 GHz radio pushbutton transmitter module It is mechanically compatible with the industry standard PTM 21x module form factor (sub-1 GHz) to ensure an easy integration into a wide range of switch designs, allowing efficient migration paths.
* PTM 535Z – this 2.4 GHz radio transmitter module, combined with the ECO 200 energy converter, has a smaller form factor than the PTM 215ZE and is suitable for custom switch designs in industrial, consumer and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 3D data, provided together with the technical data sheet, facilitates the prototyping of various housings.
* TCM 515Z – the 2.4 GHz radio transceiver with ESP3 interface enables quick integration of EnOcean 2.4 GHz solutions into actuators, gateways and controllers.