Ember to offer single source ZigBee wireless network platform

On the heels of ratification of the ZigBee Specification, Ember Corp., a Boston-based developer of wireless semiconductor solutions, has announced a new version of its wireless networking platform designed to be fully ZigBee compliant. Ember's ZigBee software together with its EM2420 chip will be a single source platform featuring an 802.15.4-compliant radio and ZigBee protocol stack in a development environment.

Ember's ZigBee platform supports pre-defined stack profiles for home automation applications, as well as a customer configurable stack profile. Ember's support for user configurable stack profiles enables customers to create solutions, optimized to their specific applications. In addition, Ember will continue to provide enhancements, including its reliable transport layer, for which Ember customers have been designing products for several years.

Ember also announced that it will bundle into its full suite of development tools the full ZigBee stack free of charge to OEM customers.

"Ember's ZigBee platform will enable OEMs adopting ZigBee to get their products to market much faster," said Venkat Bahl, Ember's vice president of marketing.

Ember is a promoter of the ZigBee Alliance. The company's wireless semiconductor system was chosen as the National Technical Systems' (NTS) "Golden Suite" standard by which all other IEEE 802.15.4 products are tested for compliance and interoperability.

More News:

  • Patent Dispute Settled Between Rockwell Automation and Beckhoff Automation

    Rockwell Automation's linear motor business, including its recent Jacobs Automation acquisition, has developed a substantial portfolio of patents comprising over 100 issued patents on linear motor technology alone.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions Alliances and Noteworthy News in Robotics

    Iten Industries, manufacturer of advanced composite components and materials headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, is now offering additive manufacturing and 3D printing services.

  • U.S. Economy Looks Up for Manufacturing Industries

    The August PMI is led by the highest recorded New Orders Index since April 2004, when it registered 67.1%.

  • ASME Forum Ignites 21st-Century Engineering

    Founder and president of HMI/SCADA software developer Iconics, Russ Agrusa, said the company is focusing on how to harness big data on any device and in any class of applications, and turn it into predictive analytics in manufacturing and business intelligence.

  • New Customer Care Center for Endress+Hauser

    To help customers keep up with today's challenges, Endress+Hauser's new, state-of-the-art Customer Center is suited to greet visitors with a top-notch certified training facility with multiple classrooms and its largest yet PTU controlled by Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx system for real-world process simulation with over 120 measuring points.

  • The Rise of Aluminum in the Industrial Sector

    It is not just price that makes aluminum appealing when put alongside copper in the production of items like electrical wires and cables, though.

  • Maverick Acquires CQS Innovation Expanding Process Expertise in the Life Sciences Industry

    The acquisition expands Maverick's size and scale as a global organization with 19 office locations and 500+ engineering professionals. In addition, Chris Roerig, current president of CQS Innovation, will join Maverick as industry manager for life sciences.

  • ISA Offers Cybersecurity Certificate Program

    The program consists of passing a course on using the ANSI/ISA-62443 standards to secure industrial control systems. The course is available in the classroom or online. Students must also pass a written exam in the classroom or online.

  • Fieldbus Groups 'Unite'

    The combined power of both organizations will aim to protect the investments that end users in process automation have made in HART and Foundation fieldbus communication technologies.

  • Guess Who Just Turned 125 Years Old?

    ABB recently celebrated its 125th anniversary in Finland.

All news »

What are your comments?

Join the discussion today. Login Here.


No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments