|[April 02, 2013]
Silicon Labs Achieves ZigBee® IP Golden Unit Certification
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive,
mixed-signal ICs, today announced that its Ember
ZigBee solutions - silicon devices, software and development tools -
have achieved Golden Unit certification from the ZigBee
Alliance for the newly released ZigBee IP specification.
ZigBee IP is the first open standard for IPv6-based wireless mesh
networking solutions, providing seamless, end-to-end Internet
connectivity and a scalable architecture to control low-power devices.
The new ZigBee IP specification adds network and security layers and an
application framework to the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.15.4 standard. It supports
cost-effective, energy-efficient wireless mesh networks based on
standard Internet protocols such as IPv6, 6LoWPAN, PANA, RPL, TCP, TLS
and UDP (News - Alert). Ultimately, ZigBee IP will provide a standards-based foundation
for Internet of Things (IoT) applications ranging from smart meters for
the smart grid to in-home energy management systems to wireless sensor
As one of the first to be certified by the ZigBee Alliance, Silicon
Labs' Ember ZigBee solutions, including EM35x
wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices, Ember ZigBee IP networking
software and development
tools, will serve as a preferred development platform for building
and testing future connected products based on the ZigBee IP
specification. The Golden Unit certification process instills confidence
among developers and end users that all connected devce products for
the IoT from different vendors will interoperate seamlessly.
"We welcome the release of the ZigBee IP specification because it gives
semiconductor, software and system suppliers a single proven standard
for developing and deploying low-power, cost-effective IP-based
solutions for the Internet of Things," said Diwakar Vishakhadatta, vice
president and general manager of Silicon Labs' Embedded Systems group.
"We look forward to continuing collaboration with the ZigBee Alliance
and its members to promote ZigBee IP and implement the specification in
a wide range of connected device products."
About Ember ZigBee Solutions
Silicon Labs' Ember ZigBee solutions include EM35x wireless devices,
EmberZNet PRO software and development tools, providing a comprehensive,
scalable platform for 2.4 GHz wireless mesh networking applications. The
most widely used ZigBee platform for mesh networking applications, EM35x
devices can be deployed as SoCs for cost-sensitive, low-power sensor
networks and other simple connected devices or configured as network
coprocessors (NCPs) for complex applications running on high-performance
applications processors. The EM35x devices integrate a 2.4 GHz IEEE
802.15.4 wireless transceiver with an +8 dBm (News - Alert) power amplifier, ARM®
Cortex™-M3 processor, up to 192 kB flash memory and 12 kB RAM.
EM35x devices are tightly integrated with Silicon Labs' EmberZNet PRO
mesh networking protocol stack. Deployed in more wireless networking
products than any other ZigBee stack, EmberZNet PRO software provides
enhancements for robustness, scalability and ease-of-use even in larger
networks and more challenging environments. The software stack is
complemented by the Ember Desktop development environment, which reduces
design time by providing sophisticated visualization and debugging tools
and application templates for the ZigBee Smart Energy, Home Automation
and Light Link profiles.
ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest
range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control
your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of
approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable
and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide
adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and
control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.
For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
Silicon Labs is an industry leader in the innovation of
high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a
world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal
design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor
solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size
and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please
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Silicon Labs' current expectations. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could
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Silicon Laboratories logo, the Silicon Labs logo, Ember and EmberZNet
are trademarks of Silicon Laboratories Inc. ZigBee is a trademark of the
ZigBee Alliance. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks
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