Hardware Platforms for WSNs

  • Ana-Belén García-HernandoEmail author
  • José-Fernán Martínez-Ortega
  • Juan-Manuel López-Navarro
  • Aggeliki Prayati
  • Luis Redondo-López
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Many different manufacturers have complete wireless sensor nodes and solutions available. This chapter describes the current main WSN platforms, ranging from systems with radio-frequency bands of 300 MHz to those platforms using a 2.4-GHz radio-frequency band. Much of the information is presented in tabular form to ease comparison between platforms and to have the data in a uniform format. This information has been compiled from a variety of sources, including product brochures and manufacturers’ Web pages. To obtain more detailed information on any product, we highly recommend consulting the references at the end of the chapter or directly contacting the manufacturer.


  1. Ambient Systems Home page.
  2. AVIDwireless Home page.
  3. BTnode Project. BTnodes—A distributed environment for prototyping ad hoc networks.
  4. Crossbow Technology Inc. Home page.
  5. Dust Networks, Inc. Home page.
  6. Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. EnRoute500 Series.
  7. Freie Universität Berlin Home page.
  8. Jennic Ltd. Home page.
  9. Millennial Net Home page.
  10. Moteiv Home page. (Note: The new page is Sentilla Corporation.
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  12. Freie Universität Berlin. ScatterWeb.
  13. ScatterWeb Home page.
  14. Sensicast Systems Home page.
  15. Ye W, Heidemann J, Estrin D (2002) An energy-efficient MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM 2002), Vol. 3, pp. 1567–1576.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana-Belén García-Hernando
    • 1
    Email author
  • José-Fernán Martínez-Ortega
    • 1
  • Juan-Manuel López-Navarro
    • 1
  • Aggeliki Prayati
    • 2
  • Luis Redondo-López
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MadridSpain
  2. 2.ATHENA / I.S.I. Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge TechnologiesGreece
  3. 3.Métodos y Tecnología de Sistemas y Procesos (MTP)MadridSpain

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