Sparrow Wireless Sensor Nodes

Join the Internet of Things revolution with the new Sparrow wireless sensor nodes! They have state-of-the-art sensing capabilities and are completely compatible with Arduino. Sparrow has everything you need to develop complete applications, directly out of the box. From home monitoring to smart devices, the nodes are designed to work with a full range of wireless protocols, including IEEE 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and ZigBee.

Fig. 1: Sparrow v4.1 Sensor Node

Features include:

  • Atmega128RFA1 8-bit AVR low-power microcontroller
  • Integrated 2.4GHz radio transceiver
  • Precision temperature & humidity sensor
  • Barometer/altimeter
  • Light sensor (visible, IR and UV spectrum, luxmeter and UV radiation index)
  • High capacity CR2450 battery holder
  • Fully-compatible with Arduino, with dedicated libraries for easy programming of the sensors and radio.

Fig. 2: Sparrow v4.1 Internal Diagram

Sparrow v4.2

This Sparrow board variant does not include any sensor, but it is size and pin-compatible with the Arduino Micro format. Also, it can run out of a single 1.5V AA battery or a single 1.2V AA NiCD or NiMH rechargeable battery. The board has a charging circuit that can deliver a steady charging voltage from a renewable power source, such as a solar panel.

Fig. 3: Sparrow v4.2 Pinout Diagram

Want to learn more? Check out our Tutorials!