Texas Instruments introduced a ZigBee wireless network processor
to offer the three most popular ZigBee standards for one end-device:
ZigBee Smart Energy, ZigBee Home Automation
and ZigBee Light Link.
With the CC2538, a single end-equipment can
support these three standards, offering a seamless user experience with
fast switching between each standard making it seem like concurrent
operation. In turn, manufacturers of smart meters, home appliances, home
gateways and connected lighting products are able to deliver better
quality of service.
The CC2538 ZigBee network processor and Z-Stack 2.5
with ZigBee and ZigBee PRO support offer a broad feature set, which can
be tailored for specific end-devices. With a CC2538-enabled device,
consumers can more easily network within their homes as well as monitor
and interface to the smart grid to save money and energy. The CC2538
features a robust IEEE
802.15.4 radio and a powerful ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller system. All
security operations are handled by dedicated accelerators, leaving
enough processing power and memory to handle multiple ZigBee stacks
A CC2538 development platform is sampling to early adopters through
the low power RF developer network now. Volume production and sale
through authorized distributors is expected in 1Q 2013.
The CC2538 will be demonstrated at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany, in the TI booth 420 in Hall A4.
For more information visit www.ti.com
This article originally appeared in EE Times Europe.