The Sensor Network Museumtm - FireFly

Manufacturer documentation: FireFly

FireFly is a low-cost wireless sensor network platform capable of data acquisition, processing & multi-hop mesh communication. Each battery-operated node functions with scalable & economical global time-synchronization (hardware- and software-based) and delivers a lifetime of 1.5-2 years on 2 AA batteries.


  • IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver, short-range (50-100m), 250Kbps
  • on-board light, motion, audio, temperature and acceleration sensors
  • SD Flash card slot for add-on data acquisition and storage
  • low-power AM/FM radio receiver to acquire a time synchronization pulse
  • NanoRK real-time sensor operating system