Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Zigbee development kit released

6 October 2004 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

A complete ZigBee development platform, including hardware, the ZigBee protocol stack as well as development tools has just been launched by Chipcon. The CC2420 ZigBee Development Kit is highly suited as a prototyping, evaluation and demonstration platform targeting various real life ZigBee applications. With the kit, designers can now focus on building applications on top of the ZigBee standardised framework, instead of solving complex radio and network issues.

It is widely recognised that standards such as Bluetooth and WLAN are not suited for low power applications, caused by these standards' high node costs as well as complex and power hungry RF-ICs and protocols. With ZigBee, however, the case is different. ZigBee is the only standard that specifically addresses the typical needs of wireless control and monitoring applications.

The CC2420 ZigBee Development Kit includes the Z-Stack from Figure 8 Wireless. The Z-Stack object code, tools and documentation will be provided as an End Customer distribution package available for download from the Chipcon ZigBee Developer Site after purchase of the CC2420 ZigBee Development Kit, says the company. The Chipcon IEEE 802.15.4 MAC source code will continue to be provided separately and free of charge under a license agreement.

For more information contact Kevin Jurrius, Components & System Design, +27 (0)11 979 4274/5, kjcsd@global.co.za





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