Press Release Summary:
Supporting type J, K, R, S, T, E, and B thermocouples, TC-LINKÂ®-6CH 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 can transmit real-time data from multiple nodes to single base station or store up to 300,000 data points in on-board 2 MB non-volatile flash memory. It offers line-of-sight wireless communications range of 70 or 280 m with standard and high-gain antennas, respectively. Node includes 24 bit delta-sigma A/D, cold junction compensation sensor, and optional relative humidity sensor.
Original Press Release:
Microstrain® Announces the Release of Its 6 Channel 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 Wireless Thermocouple Node
TC-LINK® wireless thermocouple node now available with 6 thermocouple channels and an optional relative humidity sensor
Williston, Vermont - - June 4, 2007 - MicroStrain Inc has released the latest version of its TC-LINK® wireless thermocouple node. The TC-LINK® -6CH features six thermocouple channels, an embedded cold junction compensation sensor and includes the option of adding a relative humidity sensor. The 24 bit delta-sigma A/D provides outstanding resolution over a wide temperature range. The TC-LINK® -6CH represents a major reduction in the cost per channel. With the ability to transmit real-time data from multiple nodes to a single base station, or store up to 300,000 data points in on-board memory, the TC-LINK® -6CH offers unprecedented flexibility. At a sample rate of 1 sample per minute monitoring all six thermocouple channels, MicroStrain's patented low power circuit design sips an average 85 microamps from the internal battery, offering 10 months of continuous operation between recharge. With the optional use of external batteries the TC-LINK® can operate for more than ten years between battery changes.
civil structures sensing: concrete maturation
industrial sensing networks: machine thermal management
food and transportation systems: refrigeration, freezer performance monitoring
advanced manufacturing: plastics processing, composite cure monitoring
assembly line testing with smart packaging
IEEE 802.15.4 standards based communication protocol
2.4 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum radio is license free worldwide
6 thermocouples per node provides low cost per channel
support simultaneous data transmission from multiple nodes
wireless communications range: 70 meters line-of-sight with standard antennas or up to 280 meters line-of-sight with high-gain antennas
2 MB non-volatile flash memory stores up to 300,000 data points
24 bit delta-sigma A/D
on-board real-time clock
supports type J, K, R, S, T, E, B thermocouples
internal lithium ion rechargeable battery and advanced energy saving features
Open serial protocol enables users to develop high speed applications in LabVIEW - other operating modes are supported in LabVIEW, Visual Basic and C++ using low-cost software development kit.
About MicroStrain Inc:
MicroStrain is a privately held corporation based in Williston Vermont. MicroStrain produces smart, wireless, microminiature displacement, orientation and strain sensors. Applications include advanced automotive controls, health monitoring, inspection of machines and civil structures, smart medical devices and navigation/control systems for unmanned vehicles.
Starter kits are available from $1600 and individual nodes start at $595
Please contact us via phone at 802-862-6629 for further information or visit us at:
V.P. Sales & Marketing
310 Hurricane Lane, Unit 4
Williston, VT 05495