Secure Low-Power Wireless IPv6 Module

The ZWIR4512 enables secure low-power wireless IPv6 communication for sensors and small devices. IDT provides a user-programmable, royalty-free 6LoWPAN stack with mesh routing capability with the ZWIR4512. 6LoWPAN is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard to build wireless, low-power IP-based sensor and device networks. These networks can easily be integrated into existing information technology infrastructure or can operate autonomously. Secure communication is provided by standard-compliant implementations of the Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) protocol suite and the Internet Key Exchange Protocol version 2 (IKEv2), which enable highly secure end-to-end communication, including over unsecure network nodes. The module is powered by an ARM®Cortex™ M3 (trademark of ARM, Ltd.) microcontroller and provides a rich set of GPIO and peripheral interfaces. Up to 192kB of flash memory and 32kB of RAM are available for the user application. Different low-power modes are provided to save energy in battery-operated devices. The modules provide superior radio properties without the need for complicated external RF design.

Features

  • Several 5V tolerant I/Os available
  • Low current consumption: 3.7μA Standby Mode, 13.5mA Receive Mode, 18.5mA Transmit Mode at 0 dBm
  • Two modulation schemes: BPSK (20kBps EU, 40kBps US) and O-QPSK (100kBps EU, 250kBps US)
  • Receiver sensitivity: up to -110dBm
  • TX output power: up to 10dBm
  • ETSI/FCC compliant
  • Serial command interface with built-in security and over-the-air update functionality
  • Royalty-free library bundle of custom firmware
  • 6LoWPAN communication library with mesh routing capability
  • IPSec & IKEv2 security libraries
  • Over-the-air update library
  • Several peripheral libraries

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Range Carrier Type Buy Sample
ZWIR4512AC1RA Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC1RI Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC1WA Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC1WI Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC2RA Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC2RI Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC2WA Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability
ZWIR4512AC2WI Active PER BOARD 0 0 to 70°C Reel Availability

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ZWIR451 Short-form Datasheet - Short Form Datasheet PDF 106 KB Jan 26, 2016
ZWIR4512 Datasheet - Datasheet PDF 422 KB Jan 26, 2016
User Guides & Manuals
ZWIR451x Programming Guide - Manual PDF 1.31 MB Apr 19, 2016
Apps Notes & White Papers
ZWIR4512 Application Note - Development Kit Getting Started Guide - Application Note PDF 604 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR451x Application Note - Over-the-Air Updates - Application Note PDF 153 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - Security using IPsec and IKEv2 in 6LoWPANs - Application Note PDF 316 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - Getting Started with Network Gateways - Application Note PDF 271 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - NetMA Protocol - Application Note PDF 423 KB Apr 19, 2016
Other
IDT CAD Altium Libraries for AID Products Rev 20160819 - PCB Design Files ZIP 1.20 MB Aug 18, 2016
ZWIR451x Development Board Schematic Rev. 1.00 - Schematic PDF 890 KB Apr 24, 2016
ZWIR45xx Serial Command Interface (SCI) User Guide - Technical Brief PDF 699 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR45XX - Setting Up an Open Source Development Environment - Technical Brief PDF 251 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR4512 - Migration Guide for Updating to ZWIR4512 Library V1.9 - Technical Brief PDF 402 KB Apr 20, 2016

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
ZWIR45xx Software Installer Rev. 1971 (zip) - Software ZIP 18.11 MB Apr 7, 2016
ZWIR45xx Software Rev. 1.9.1971 (zip) - Software ZIP 6.57 MB Apr 7, 2016

Evaluation Boards

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ZWIR4512-KIT Development Kit for ZWIR4512