Murata and Wirepas deliver industrial grade IoT connectivity

Murata has integrated Wirepas Mesh, the wireless connectivity software for industrial grade, large scale IoT, with its MBN52832 embedded Bluetooth module.

Wirepas Mesh wireless connectivity software technology includes all of the networking intelligence required to form a resilient large-scale wireless mesh network. Wirepas Mesh enables all devices in the network to function as routers for other devices, creating a self-healing network, optimised by local decision-making to reach unlimited scalability, coverage and density whilst using the available radio spectrum as efficiently as possible.

The scalable module is suitable for low power sensor networks and provides application developers with a connectivity layer, enabling data collection, device management and location tracking across multiple applications, says Murata. It can be used for asset management, smart lighting and the industrial IoT. The module’s low power characteristics, coupled with Wirepas Mesh routing technology enables a sensor battery life of over five years and supports up to four billion devices in a single network, Murata confirms.

“The market needs mature, high-performing platforms to be able to build solutions in a timely and cost-efficient way,” believes Teppo Hemiä, CEO of Wirepas. “Combining Murata technologies with Wirepas Mesh software shortens the design time and accelerates time to market. I am looking forward to creating successful IoT businesses for our customers together with Murata,” he added.

The MBN52832 Bluetooth Low Energy module enables low power connectivity for data communications. The module integrates the Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy IC, RF front end, and crystal into a small form factor and the Arm Cortex M4 core with 64Kbyte RAM and 512kbyte flash for a variety of IoT applications, including medical and healthcare, and machine to machine (M2M) applications, says Murata.

Murata manufactures electronic components, modules, and devices. The company’s portfolio includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. In addition to ceramic capacitor manufacture, Murata also supplies Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, board-mount DC/DC converters as well as standard and custom AC/DC power supplies.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

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