Week 1: Research Notes


Getting Started this week on the moo project.  Useful links with info about the project thus far.

General Info on Moo Project:  https://spqr.eecs.umich.edu/moo/

Code, Schematic, Design Link:  https://github.com/spqr/umassmoo

Background material:

A WISP (Wireless Indentification and Sensing Platform) is a sensing and computing device that is powered and read by off the shelf UHF RFID readers. (Predecessor to the Moo)

More info on WISPS here:  http://wisp.wikispaces.com/

Title: Moo: A Batteryless Computational RFID and Sensing Platform (2011): https://web.cs.umass.edu/publication/docs/2011/UM-CS-2011-020.pdf

Summary/Notes on Paper:

Current version of the Moo (1.1) was based off the Intel DL WISP (revision 4.1).  Paper compares the improvements over the previous design (additional memory, more pins for controlling sensors and actuators, and new voltage regulation circuitry).


table 2:

Current Parts on Moo 1.1:

MCU: (part # TI MSP430F2618)                     More info here:   http://www.ti.com/product/msp430f2618

Off-chip Flash memory:  part #: SST25WF040        More info here: ttp://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en549436

Voltage Detector:  part # S1000C20-I4T1G           More info here: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/S-1000C20-I4T1G/S-1000C20-I4T1G-ND/1658414

Video Presentation (part 1):

Hands-on Programming of Batteryless, RFID-Scale Computers with Sensors (Part 1 of 2) from Kevin Fu on Vimeo.

part 2:

Next Steps:

-continue to read past papers and literature.

-become more familiar with moo implementation and specific architecture.

-investigate newest version of the TIMSP430 chip (??)



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