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2010-06-04 Front-end module handles Zigbee, ISM apps
RF Micro Devices Inc. has released the RF6525 front end module that meets or exceeds the system requirements of Zigbee applications operating in the 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz frequency band.
2010-05-14 Smart energy module packs Zigbee, PA, LNA
SyChip Inc. has launched the SN3020 smart energy embedded module claimed to be the smallest, lowest-power, fully-compliant Zigbee module supporting Smart Energy profiles.
2010-03-19 Zigbee, Wi-Fi groups bring wireless nets to smart grid
The Zigbee Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance announced are partnering to on wireless home area networks (HAN) for smart grid applications.
2010-03-09 Programmable Zigbee module is foolproof
The programmable XBee-PRO ZB from Digi International is claimed to be the first foolproof programmable module for easy and safe Zigbee application development.
2010-02-22 Zigbee Alliance certifies sub-1GHz platforms
The Zigbee Alliance is now offering certification for platforms designed to operate in the regional sub-1GHz unlicensed frequencies.
2010-02-02 Zigbee module covers up to 40km at low power
From Libelium comes the Waspmote modular platform for wireless sensor networks that offers up to 40km and with ultralow power performance.
2009-12-23 Zigbee ushers in next-gen remote controls
The solution enables control without pointing and two-way communication between the remote and device.
2009-12-14 Wireless MCUs suit Zigbee, IPv6/6LoWPAN apps
Atmel debuts a new family of AVR wireless microcontroller devices designed for wireless applications such as Zigbee and IPv6/6LoWPAN.
2009-11-18 16bit MCUs pack RF transceiver for Zigbee RF4CE
NEC offers 16bit All Flash MCUs with embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4GHz RF transceiver for Zigbee RF4CE, an industry standard for remote control in consumer electronics.
2009-10-07 Remote motion control gets Zigbee-enabled
The MotionBee platform combines state-of-the-art motion sensing with Zigbee wireless technology.
2009-09-17 Samsung Electro-Mechanics gets Zigbee RF4CE stamp
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has received ZigBee RF4CE certification for the first time in Korea.
2009-08-05 Microchip ZigBee PRO feature set protocol stack
The purpose of this application note is to provide a description of the ZigBee PRO features set as implemented by the Microchip ZigBee PRO stack.
2009-07-06 Zigbee standard addresses energy harvesting apps
The Zigbee Alliance has provided details on Zigbee Green Power feature set to establish a global, standard technology for self-powered devices operating through energy harvesting techniques.
2009-06-10 Zigbee SoC tailored for industrial apps
Ember Corp. will start shipping in Q3 a Zigbee networking SoC targeting industrial rather than consumer applications, and specifically smart metering in the medium term.
2009-06-10 Bluetooth, Zigbee bag Health Alliance endorsement
Wireless technologies Bluetooth and Zigbee Health Care have been endorsed by the Continua Health Alliance as future health device networking standards.
2009-06-04 RF front-end ICs tailored for Bluetooth, Zigbee apps
RFaxis Inc. has begun sampling its first two devices, both offering a replacement for traditional RF front-end modules, combining all the functionality into a single-die, single-chip that use "breakthrough and disruptive" design methodologies.
2009-05-20 Supporting Smart Energy with Zigbee
Most Zigbee products and deployments still remain somewhat proprietary. Nonetheless, a recent focus on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) or more specifically, Smart Energy, is well positioned to open up Zigbee to become the truly interoperable global standard. So what is AMI and how will Zigbee provide a solution?
2009-04-29 Zigbee Alliance adopts Internet Protocol standards
The Zigbee Alliance will incorporate global IT standards from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) into its specification portfolio of low-power wireless networking standards.
2009-04-22 To Zigbee or not to Zigbee
Wireless technologies have become popular in recent years, allowing the emergence of several standards. This article aids engineers with answering a fundamental question when selecting Zigbee technology: Is Zigbee the right technology platform for the next product to be developed?
2009-03-17 Zigbee module touts -98dBm receive sensitivity
California Eastern Laboratories is shipping its MeshConnect Zigbee radio module that delivers +6dBm output power and receive sensitivity of -98dBm.
2009-02-05 Atmel acquires Zigbee IP from LuxLabs
Atmel Corp. has acquired all MeshNetics Zigbee intellectual property (IP) rights from LuxLabs BVI for an undisclosed sum.
2008-11-14 Microchip Zigbee-2006 residential stack protocol
This application note is specifically designed to assist designers who are interested in adopting the Zigbee protocol in their applications.
2008-10-13 FAQs: Zigbee
Zigbee is a standard for embedded application software and has been ratified in late 2004 under IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Networking Standards.
2008-09-10 Skyworks, Ember partner on Zigbee front-end modules
Skyworks Solutions Inc. and Ember have joined forces to develop what they claim to be the first portfolio of Zigbee front-end modules targeting applications such as smart meters in energy management, home area networks, and industrial automation.
2008-07-23 NEC-Skyley platform meets Zigbee PRO specs
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.
2008-07-14 New XAP processor is built for Zigbee, Bluetooth
Cambridge Consultants has devised a new architecture for the latest version of its core for 16bit processors, the XAP5, that includes special features for running programs held in on- or off-chip flash memory.
2008-07-01 TI presents free Zigbee 2007 software stacks
Building upon its leading portfolio of hardware and software solutions for Zigbee, Texas Instruments Inc. releases the latest version of its Zigbee-certified Z-Stack software.
2008-06-24 Single-chip Zigbee IC promises low power consumption
Freescale has begun sampling the latest addition in its MC1322x single-chip IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee family, designed to provide a highly integrated, total solution with very low power consumption.
2008-05-26 Solution speeds up Zigbee SE Profile certification
Through its new Smart Energy Suite, Ember is accelerating the certification of devices for Zigbee's SE Profile.
2008-04-18 Network processor speeds up Zigbee design
TI's CC2480 network processor provides engineers complete Zigbee functionality without having to learn the complexities of a full Zigbee stack, making it easy to integrate Zigbee into a wide variety of applications.
2008-03-20 Zigbee-powered meter plug reads electrical usage
Energy Optimizers has developed a Zigbee 'plogg' device, which is a combination smart meter plug and data logger.
2008-02-18 Implement low-cost Zigbee
A reference design to achieve the lowest possible cost for adding wireless sensor network functionality to a typical product is presented in this technical article by Colin Faulkner and Lee Neal of Jennic Ltd.
2008-02-18 Use UWB in ultralow-power Zigbee sensor nodes
The IEEE 802.15.4 standardization committee who defined the MAC and PHY adopted by Zigbee has proposed an alternative PHY relying on UWB technology.
2008-01-30 High-power RF module handles Zigbee
Radiocrafts has expanded its product line with a compact high-power RF module design for ZigBee.
2007-12-27 Zigbee stack rolls for wireless MCUs
Jennic 's JenNet is a free proprietary IEEE 802.15.4 networking stack for its 32bit single-chip wireless MCUs.
2007-11-29 Zigbee module achieves sight range of 4km
The ZDM-A1281-PN ZigBit Amp module from MeshNetics is capable of achieving a sight range of 4km while keeping power consumption at 10��A in sleep mode, 23mA in receive mode and 60mA in transmit mode.
2007-10-29 Module adds Zigbee sans additional programming
Cirronet's ZMN2405HP OEM modules feature the company's proprietary CSM profile that virtually eliminates additional programming when adding Zigbee wireless connectivity to products.
2007-10-18 Zigbee gets upgrade in PRO stack
The Zigbee Alliance has approved the Zigbee PRO profile stack that adds advanced features and greater flexibility to the original specification, particularly related to ease-of-use and support for larger networks.
2007-10-04 Panasonic appoints Digi-Key distributor of Zigbee modules
Panasonic Industrial Company has announced the appointment of Digi-Key as an authorized distributor for its latest in a line of RF modules, the PAN4555.
2007-09-10 MeshNetics adds Zigbee to Atmel AVR Z-link chipsets
Atmel announced that MeshNetics' eZeeNet ZigBee networking stack software will be bundled with Atmel's AVR Z-Link chipsets, accessory and demonstration kits at no extra cost to the users.
2007-09-03 Pick the right controller for the Zigbee network
There are a number of factors that engineers should consider when picking a controller for their Zigbee network coordinator.
2007-09-03 Bring Zigbee designs to high volume
Devices without the cost or power budgets to support wireless connectivity now can leverage proven Zigbee technology for new innovation possibilities.
2007-08-29 Microchip stack for the Zigbee protocol
This application note is specifically designed to assist you in adopting the Zigbee protocol for your application.
2007-08-10 Zigbee modules target building automation apps
California Eastern Laboratories has launched market transceiver modules for Zigbee and other low cost, low power IEEE 802.15.4 data transmission applications.
2007-07-19 IMI debuts Zigbee Gateway platform
Integrated Microelectronics Inc. (IMI) showcases its Zigbee Gateway platform, a low-power low-cost short-range wireless mesh networking technology at this week's Wireless Japan 2007 Expo.
2007-06-20 Zigbee starter kit to roll with $200 tag
Continuing its aggressive stance on prices, wireless MCU chip and module specialist Jennic Ltd will start shipping a ZigBee starter kit for under $200 next month.
2007-06-18 Single-chip Zigbee PiP boasts long battery life
Designed to support wireless applications, Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s single-chip Zigbee platform-in-package (PiP) enables up to 20-year battery life and features up to 2Mbps TurboLink technology.
2007-06-15 TI samples SoC location engine for Zigbee apps
TI has begun sampling an SoC with a hardware location engine targeting low-power ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor networking applications.
2007-05-16 Renesas' Zigbee move signals shift in deals
Renesas plans to offer a complete solution for system houses y developing MCUs, Zigbee-based RF chipsets and even single-chip devices for the 900MHz and 2.4GHz bands.
2007-05-14 Wireless sensor network node features Zigbee support
Moteiv Corp. has taken the wraps off the latest in its Tmote product family, with the introduction of its latest wireless network node that supports Zigbee.
2007-05-10 Zigbee software package enables low-cost, one-box testing
LitePoint Corp.'s Zigbee software package is said to provide test support for Zigbee 802.15.4-based products and can be used with existing LitePoint IQview and IQflex Test Solutions.
2007-05-07 RF transceiver module suits SNAP, Zigbee networks
Synapse introduced its RF Engine, a wireless module with a range of up to three miles that is used to power Synapse Synapse Network Appliance Protocol (SNAP) and Zigbee wireless networks.
2007-05-02 Zigbee module runs on TI SoC
One RF Technology's new miniature Zigbee module, intended for building automation and wireless sensor networks, is based on the Texas Instruments CC2430 SoC.
2007-04-30 TI offers free downloadable Zigbee stack
Texas Instruments announced the release of Zigbee stack for free download at the TI Website.
2007-04-16 Build reliable Zigbee-based solutions
Zigbee is on its way to becoming a strong player in the embedded device market. Modules and networking stacks that are Zigbee-certified are beginning to emerge, offering powerful mesh solutions and effectively addressing many, if not all, of the current Zigbee limitations.
2007-04-10 Renesas, ZMD team to develop 900MHz Zigbee chipset
Renesas Technology and ZMD announced a joint development agreement to incorporate ZMD's RF technology into Renesas' MCU to develop a 900MHz band Zigbee chipset.
2007-03-30 Zigbee ref design eliminates antenna, RF balun
Jennic introduced a Zigbee/IEEE 802.15.4-node reference design for its JN5139 wireless microcontroller said to reduce the BOM cost of modules for wireless sensor networks to under $5.
2007-03-30 Zigbee platform supports up to 20yrs battery life
Freescale's MC1322x Zigbee platform is engineered to support battery life of up to 20 years, doubling the expectations for current Zigbee solutions.
2007-03-26 RadioPulse intros 2.4GHz Zigbee RF module
RadioPulse announced MANGO MG2400, a Zigbee-ready solution that integrates 2.4GHz RF transceiver, PHY, modem, MAC and 8bit MCU in a single chip.
2007-03-01 Zigbee vet strives to reduce cost of solutions
Wireless microcontroller specialist Jennic is putting the marker down for next-generation Zigbee-compliant devices at sub-$2 prices in 100,000-plus units.
2007-01-29 TI touts 'first' Zigbee 2006-compliant platform
Texas Instruments has announced what is said to be the first Zigbee 2006-compliant platform.
2007-01-26 Microchip unveils new offerings for Zigbee
Microchip has announced an RF transceiver, a wireless network analyzer and a free protocol for IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networking.
2007-01-16 Microchip offers full-Zigbee, MiWi options
Microchip Technology Inc. has equipped its MRF24J40 device for the 802.15.4 radio chip market with a full ZigBee software offering plus an alternative lightweight 'MiWi' protocol that uses only basic join-and-leave operations of the full ZigBee stack.
2007-01-02 Zigbee to gain traction in building automation
Zigbee will become a main player in the commercial building automation segment in 2008, particularly in Asia where "greenfield" opportunities exist.
2006-12-18 Selecting the right MAC for Zigbee
Choosing the right 802.15.4 media access controller (MAC) can be extremely important for system performance, cost and reliability.
2006-12-08 Zigbee module devt kit speeds time-to-compliance
Integration Associates has released a Zigbee Module Development Kit that promises developers an efficient path to a product with a Zigbee logo.
2006-11-21 Chip offers full and lightweight Zigbee options
Microchip Technology has equipped its MRF24J40 device for the 802.15.4 radio chip market with a full Zigbee software offering plus an alternative lightweight 'MiWi' protocol that uses only basic join-and-leave operations of the full Zigbee stack.
2006-11-16 ...Enhanced' Zigbee automates home
The Zigbee Alliance in September released an updated specification that should appeal to developers targeting home automation.
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