Chips square off on Zigbee
Teardown 4/5/2005 Post a comment
Standards differ widely in their adoption and longevity, and 802 is one of the IEEE's most prolific standards families. IEEE 802.15.4, with Zigbee compliance, is a wireless personal-area network (WPAN) communication standard designed for "groups of unattended wireless systems in homes, offices and factories." This teardown highlights the key criteria for Zigbee market adoption and casts the spotlight on two currently available Zigbee offerings: Chipcon's CC2420 and Freescale's MC13192.