Wireless Sensor Network Devices

Renesas' SmartPulse™ series of wireless sensors, actuators, and base station devices enable the easy development of wireless sensor networks for the home automation, security, healthcare, and energy monitoring consumer markets.

The DECT Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) standard enables the development of a wide range of new wireless consumer products that run for up to 10 years on a single AAA battery pack. Systems running SmartPulse sensors self-configure with a home’s DECT ULE/DECT enabled hub or internet gateway, allowing connected systems to be managed over the web using a smartphone, laptop, or tablet PC.


The SC14SPNODE, with optional software packages, is a DECT data pump for ultra-low energy data and voice services. A star network topology can be made using SC14CVMDECT as a base station and the SC14SPNODE as ultra-low energy nodes. Applications are defined in software and packages can be downloaded from Renesas' customer portal.

DECT is an established technology that delivers whole-house coverage and SmartPulse; with DECT ULE, builds on this legacy and the simple star networks can be used for a variety of home automation applications.

Linking Devices

All three of our SmartPulse products integrate an easy-to-use AT Command set for configuring wireless links between multiple sensors and the base station. To help accelerate the OEM product creation cycle, Renesas has created complete development kits for all SmartPulse devices.

Our versatile and powerful modules integrate all hardware and software components into a single wireless system-in-package and eliminate the need for RF expertise, design resources, or testers. The modules also feature complete protocol and application interface software.

A Standards-Based Solution

ULE is the ideal European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standard for home automation, security, and climate control. We are a founding member of the ULE Alliance whose mission is to establish ULE as the world’s leading control network ecosystem for home and building use by leveraging the proven reliability and range of the DECT radio technology currently in use in 100s of millions of products worldwide.


  • Complete drop-in solutions for RF networking
  • Transceiver, baseband, power amplifier, and antenna
  • Protocol and application interface software
  • Fully type approved, tested, and TBR-6/FCC certified
  • Programmable via AT command set
  • Ultra-low power - sleep current < 3μA
  • 232 bits/29-byte packet data
  • RF range: 1870MHz - 1930MHz
  • Receiver sensitivity < -93dBm
  • Transmit power 23dBm (200mW)
  • Power supply voltage 2.10V - 3.1V
  • Fast time to market
  • Easy design in
  • No RF expertise or resources required
  • Reduced inventory and easier logistics
  • Allows sensor modules to run for years on a single AAA battery
  • Incorporates DECT ULE ultra-low energy technology
  • EU/US/J-DECT certified




  • Ultra-low power wireless sensor data applications
    • Home automation
    • Home security
    • Home healthcare
    • Home energy monitoring
  • Low standby current wireless actuator data applications


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SmartPulse wireless sensor network devices