Wireless integrated sensor networks are a new class of embedded computer systems which have been made possible mainly by the recent advances in the micro and the nano technology. In order to efficiently utilize the limited resources available on a sensor node, we need to optimize its key design parameters which is only possible by making system-level design decisions about its hardware and software (operating system and applications) architecture. In this paper, we present the design of a sensor node development platform in relation to an application of wireless integrated sensor networks for sow monitoring. We also discuss the related hardware/software codesign tradeoffs.
|Title of host publication||EUROMICRO Symposium on Digital System Design|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|