LONDON Freescale Semiconductor and Nivis LLC, a leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies, are to combine their respective technologies to provide wired-to-wireless platform for commercial and industrial sensor mesh networks.
The development platform will integrate a sensor interface, radio module, router/gateway, security manager and advanced network manager capabilities, as well as the software needed, for emerging wireless standards in the industrial and commercial sector.
Marius Chilom, CEO of Nivis, claimed the combined portfolio of the partners is "the best in the industry."
"We offer an array of high-quality options so wireless device builders can pick and choose the components that best serve their needs. Our close relationship with Freescale enables us to offer a highly optimized solution. Multiple standards are supported on the same radio platform, which is a very appealing proposition for device developers."
The platform will provide a fast and cost-effective means to evaluate ISA100.11a, WirelessHART and 6LoWPAN stacks on Freescale microcontrollers and embedded processors.
Nivis is contributing the wireless connectivity software, and Freescale the embedded hardware options, which includes ColdFire microcontrollers, Power Architecture processors and processors based on ARM cores.
Nivis has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and has offices and development facilities in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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