To address the growing needs of IIoT applications, Linear Technology has expanded its SmartMesh IP wireless sensor network (WSN) product line. New capabilities include the SmartMesh VManager networking software, which seamlessly increases the mesh network capacity to thousands of nodes. The new Blink mode, an ultralow power roaming node capability, reduces average current consumption of wireless sensor nodes to less than 3μA.

SmartMesh IP, based on 6LoWPAN, delivers wire-like reliability and ultralow power to wireless mesh networks, allowing secure deployment of battery-operated IoT sensors in harsh environments with more than 10 years of battery life.

SmartMesh IP products are wireless chips and pre-certified PCB modules, complete with ready-to-deploy wireless mesh networking software based on the 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4e standards. SmartMesh is built for the stringent reliability and security required for industrial IoT. It includes complete networking software to speed time-to-market and is engineered for years of trouble-free operation.

“SmartMesh IP is comprised of wireless hardware and software purpose built for the stringent requirements of industrial IoT applications,” said Joy Weiss, president of the Dust Networks product group at Linear Technology. “We have tailoured our WSN product so that customers can address the widest range of indoor, outdoor, local and cloud-based IoT applications while maintaining our hallmarks of wire-like reliability, industrial security and ultralow power.”