The radio module “Preon32” is a universally applicable sensor and actuator platform for the realization of demanding applications. It consists of a powerful 32-bit microcontroller, an RF transceiver with best RF characteristics for IEEE 802.15.4 compatible hardware and a serial flash for measurement and configuration data. The design of the module with SMD pads in the LGA arrangement (Land Grid Array) is ideal for fully automatic assembly.
A variety of interfaces such as CAN, I²C, SPI, USB bus or digital input/output pins are available for connecting external peripherals. Analog signals can be acquired with the integrated analog-to-digital converters. The high resolution of 12 bits and the possible sampling rate of up to 1 million samples per second distinguish the Preon32 module from comparable products.
The most innovative feature is the possibility to program the radio module with Java. This is made possible by the JavaVM for embedded systems developed by Virtenio. Java programs are developed on the desktop PC, loaded onto the target system and executed on the virtual machine. The radio transceiver or other peripherals can be accessed via native interfaces.