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A wireless network used for home, building and industrial control with a maximum speed of 250Kbps at 2.4GHz; Designed for low power so that batteries can last for months and years; Typical transmission range is around 50m.
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2005-06-09 Zilog joins ZigBee alliance to support wireless digital home
Zilog Inc., a provider of 8bit MCU solutions, has become a member of the ZigBee Alliance
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.
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.
2006-09-29 Zigbee's improved spec incompatible with v1.0
The Zigbee Alliance released an updated spec that should help system developers targeting the home automation market.
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.
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.
2006-05-31 ZigBee transceivers use TI SoCs
AeroComm is offering OEMs two ZigBee RF transceivers based on Texas Instruments' recently released IEEE-802.15.4 SoC and Z-Stack firmware.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2006-10-05 Zigbee solution has embedded EmberZNet software stack
STMicroelectronics' single-chip Zigbee wireless networking solution integrates a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4-compliant radio transceiver and a 16bit microprocessor with EmberZNet software stack.
2011-04-05 Zigbee solution boasts control, energy saving
RF Micro Devices teams up with Atmel Corp to deliver the ATmega128RFA1 reference design. The solution combines RFMD's RF6575 Zigbee front end module (FEM) and Atmel Corporation's ATmega128RFA1.
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.
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.
2010-09-07 Zigbee SoC comes with free protocol stack, reference designs
SoC compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 for low-power consumption, high reliability
2005-04-08 ZigBee seminar well attended
During the Embedded Systems Forum at the ESC-China 2005, the CEO of Chipcon AG discussed the development trends of ZigBee, and announced products that are specifically targeted at this market.
2003-07-15 ZigBee seen to drive home automation segment
West Technology Research Solutions LLC, a market research firm, has concluded in its latest analysis that the adoption of ZigBee will be ubiquitous.
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.
2004-12-13 ZigBee platform supports multiple RF transceivers
Microchip's new PICDEM Z 2.4GHz demonstration kit provides an easy-to-use evaluation and development platform for ZigBee application designers.
2011-01-06 ZigBee network processor comes with software stack
TI’s CC2530ZNP is a simple solution that does not require designers to learn the complexities of a full ZigBee stack.
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.
2010-06-25 Zigbee modules pack SPI for high-speed throughput
Digi International is rolling out a new line of XBee and XBee-PRO ZB embedded Zigbee modules with SPI to deliver high-speed throughput and optimized integration.
2006-01-11 ZigBee modules extend to sensor-based products
Jennic has announced the availability of a new range of IEEE802.15.4 / ZigBee modules enabling rapid development of wireless sensor based products.
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.
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.
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.
2011-05-11 Zigbee module designed for smart homes
RFM's ZPM3570 2.4GHz ZigBee Pro module enables smart energy and home automation to control appliances, lighting, environment, energy management and security.
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.
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