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Melexis leads DASH7 drive into cars

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DASH7? ISO 18000-7? wireless? sensor? networking?

The DASH7 Alliance has formed an automotive working group that will be co-chaired by Melexis to focus on the use of the ISO 18000-7 standard for wireless sensor networking in cars.

Melexis reports it will be co-chair of the DASH7 Alliance's automotive working group that will push the use of the ISO 18000-7 standard for automotive wireless sensor networking.

"DASH7's potential for automotive applications like tire pressure monitoring or other in-vehicle wireless communications is tremendous," said Patrick Burns, president of the DASH7 Alliance. "By collaborating closely with a leader like Melexis to not only bring these applications to life but also to build the automotive ecosystem within the DASH7 Alliance, we are breaking important ground in one of the largest sensor markets on the planet."

The company's mission as co-chair for the DASH7 Automotive Working Group will be to craft a multi-year roadmap for bringing DASH7 into a variety of automotive applications and markets. Gilles Cerede, product line manager for wireless automotive and sensing at Melexis noted "We see a perfect fit between DASH7 features and performance and the requirements of wireless safety applications. For example the ultralow-power consumption matches the TPMS life time constraints, while the "multi-kilometer" communication range is perfectly suited for car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure applications. Last but not least, DASH7 is compatible from a frequency point of view with existing Remote Keyless Entry systems."

Products with DASH7 wireless sensor networking capability simplify the way we connect with the people, places and things around us. Operating in the license-free 433MHz spectrum, DASH7 offers multi-kilometer range, multi-year battery life, sensor and security support, and tag-to-tag communications. DASH7 devices operate on a single global frequency and are interoperable "out of the box" regardless of application and by design do not require cumbersome application profiles. DASH7 is the brand given to the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID similar to the use of the Wi-Fi brand for IEEE 802.11 communications.

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