Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Z-Gate provides path for OEMs to make new ZigBee deployments integrate with their existing applications

13 July 2005 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Chipcon, and its subsidiary, Figure 8 Wireless, demonstrated a version of its Z-Gate reference design. The Z-Gate provided interoperability between ZigBee nodes built on the ZigBee Alliance's Home Controls - lighting profile and LonWorks-based devices including Echelon's LonPoint and an access control node from e-Structures. A PC-based application also controls the ZigBee nodes through the gateway's IP port using xml.

The Z-Gate prototype represents the first step in delivering a solution to OEMs that have an installed base in one or more fieldbusses or need to make their ZigBee solutions accessible to enterprise applications, said Chipcon.

Z-Gate, once in final form will be made available in a free-of-charge reference design for the hardware and operating system software. For OEMs that desire to develop additional fieldbus drivers or develop solutions for user-defined proprietary interfaces in their existing products, Chipcon will make available separately a Z-Gate development tool.





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