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NEC-Skyley platform meets Zigbee PRO specs

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Zigbee platform? RF transceiver? Zigbee PRO?

NEC Electronics and Skyley Networks' jointly developed Zigbee platform has been deemed as a Zigbee Compliant platform on the Zigbee PRO specifications by the Zigbee Alliance.

The Zigbee Compliant platform is based on an NEC's 78K0R 16bit MCU, a wireless RF transceiver chip by Uniband Electronic Corp. and the Zigbee PRO stack, which is software to manage the network. The enhanced Zigbee PRO feature set offers network scalability to larger networks with enhanced management options with flexibility. By upgrading the Zigbee platform for compliance to the Zigbee PRO specifications, OEMs and system developers can easily develop low power, wireless self-organizing and self-healing mesh networking designed for the rapidly growing field of energy management systems, industrial and residential building management systems, lighting controls, automated meter reading, sensors, and security systems.

Because the Zigbee PRO compliant stack has already been ported to 78K0 and V850ES MCUs, developers can choose to build their systems using any of NEC's All Flash MCUs, including the 8bit 78K0, the 16bit 78K0R, and the 32bit V850ES MCUs. The company now offers a lineup of nearly 400 devices, allowing customers to select the MCU that meets the precise needs for the applications they want to develop.

In addition, the Zigbee wireless technology operates over 2.4GHz frequency, and can be used to transmit up to 250Kbit data in a 70m radius, with such low power consumption that devices can be operated using standard dry batteries.

The companies expect that the market for Zigbee wireless systems will continue to grow in both size and scope, and plan to actively improve and expanding upon their existing Zigbee platforms and solutions to help customers reduce development times and costs associated with developing Zigbee products.

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