Summary: Egs: A Cortex M3-based Mote Platform
JeongGil Ko Qiang Wang Thomas Schmid Wanja Hofer Prabal Dutta Andreas Terzis
Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Control Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Department of Computer Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Abstract--We introduce the Egs mote platform based on the
Cortex M3 microcontroller that focuses on medical sensing appli-
cations. Egs uses an Atmel SAM3U microcontroller that runs up
to 96 MHz and has up to 52 KB of RAM and 256 KB of Flash.
Egs combines this microcontroller with two radios (802.15.4
and Bluetooth), external flash, on board sensors, and a LCD
touchscreen to enable a rich set of wireless sensing applications.
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of low-power,
embedded computing devices, known as motes, that use sen-