The family of smart metering solutions
- iM871A – Wireless M-Bus module for 868 MHz
The iM871A Wireless M-Bus module offers a cost-effective RF solution for smart metering applications connecting water, heat, electricity and gas meters with data concentrators in the 868 MHz frequency band. The module supports all major unidirectional and bidirectional wireless M-Bus modes (S1, S2, T1, T2 and R2) in addition to all tolerance specifications. With its link budget of up to 120 dB when operating in R2 mode, the iM871A is especially addressing wireless communication requirements in challenging environments inside residential and commercial buildings. With its different ultra low power sleep modes (e.g. deep sleep < 50nA), the iM871A is well-suited for applications requiring long battery life.
- SK-iM871A – Wireless M-Bus Starter Kit
The Starter Kit is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the Wireless M-Bus radio module iM871A. The kit contains two demo boards and two radio modules soldered on specific adapter boards. The modules are pre-programmed with a Wireless M-Bus firmware.
- iM871A-USB – Wireless M-Bus USB adapter
The iM871A-usb is a compact wireless M-Bus USB adapter based on the high performance wireless M-Bus module iM871A. The adapter offers a cost-effective RF solution for smart metering applications connecting water, heat, electricity and gas meters with standard equipment like Laptops, Tablets, etc.
- PA-iM871A – Wireless M-Bus analyzer tool
The Wireless M-Bus Analyzer supports the monitoring and analyzing of Wireless M-Bus traffic according to EN 13757-4.
This tool provides an easy to use graphical user interface for rapid troubleshooting and maintenance of your Wireless M-Bus network. Long time packet capturing and packet visualization for many Wireless M-Bus configurations can be managed with only a few mouse clicks in combination with the PA-iM871A, a Wireless M-Bus USB adapter. The analyzer supports single radio and dual radio modes for monitoring of uplink and downlink channels with different physical settings in parallel. Decryption support enables to inspect also AES-128 bit encrypted packets.Flexible packet filtering and data visualization allows an easy and efficient way for troubleshooting and validation of complex wireless network configurations. With respect to the ETSI regulations a traffic monitor for duty cycle evaluation completes the list of supported features.
- SK-iG701A – Wireless M-Bus analyzer tool
The Starter Kit for the wireless M-Bus to GPRS gateway iG701A is a simple and easy to use solution to explore the features and capabilities of the iG701A. Beside the iG701A, the Starter Kit contains the wireless M-Bus USB adapter iM871A-USB, an USB power plug and a software package. All components are programmed with appropriate software and are pre-configured in order to allow a fast and easy setup. Without any connection to a PC, the iM871A-USB adapter operates as a M-Bus source, means it transmit telegrams. The gateway is pre-configured to receive data from up to 16 encrypted Wireless M-Bus sources and sends the data to a server. Following tools are included in the software package; a utility for configuring the gateway and the wireless M-Bus module in the iG701A, the Wireless M-Bus Studio to configure the iM871A-USB adapter and an example server software to parameterize the backend server.