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Remote control sol'n supports ZigBee, BT low energy

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:remote control? development kit? consumer electronics?

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has rolled its ZigBee RF4CE remote control solution with support for the upcoming ZigBee Input Device (ZID) profile, which enables mouse-like pointing functionality, keyboard and gesture- and touch-based input controls for consumer electronics such as TVs, STBs and game consoles. The solution includes the royalty-free RemoTI 1.3 protocol stack with sample application software, an ETSI-compliant and FCC-certified nano USB module and an associated Advanced Remote Control development kit.

According to TI, the ZigBee RF4CE solution allows manufacturers to quickly deliver advanced remote control devices. The CC253x offers pin-to-pin compatibility with TI's Bluetooth low energy CC254x SoCs, enabling designs that easily implement both standards, noted the company.

TI's ZigBee RF4CE remote control solutions features non-line-of-sight operation and two-way wireless communications, reference design with six-axis motion sensing and remote kit that includes support for Movea SmartMotion firmware. Additionally, it delivers a set of sample applications for target and controller nodes, PC-based tools for development and test, and proven coexistence with WiFi, Bluetooth technology and other 2.4GHz devices, added TI.

The ZigBee RF4CE measures 9.5 x 16.6mm. The RemoTI 1.3 software is available today from TI's website, royalty free to all using TI's ZigBee RF4CE hardware platforms. The Advanced Remote Control development kit is available today for $149 on TI's e-store.

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