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Healy M, Newe T. and Lewis E.,
2014 February
Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition, Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement
Wireless Sensor Node Hardware
CRC Press
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Wireless Sensor Node

The fundamental building blocks of wireless sensor networks are the sensor nodes themselves. For the last ten to twelve years a number of research institutions and companies have been designing and producing nodes. However, the capabilities of the resulting nodes vary widely, but only within certain bounds. All the nodes have a number of features in common, i.e. a low power microcontroller, a low power, short range, radio, a power supply and either on-board sensors, or the capability to attach sensors. However, it is the variance within these bounds that complicates application development.

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