The GP510 communication controller chip from GreenPeak Technologies supports all communication between ZigBee RF4CE enabled devices and the set-top box or gateway.
Facilitating the transition from traditional IR for the set-top box to ZigBee RF4CE communication technology, the GP510 system-on-chip (SoC) has been developed as a low cost RF4CE solution designed for the new generation ZigBee set-top boxes. The GP510 is optimized for low cost BOM while providing superior range and reliability.
Superior Wi-Fi interference robustness in combination with patented antenna diversity technology results in approximately twice the reliable range (compared to similar systems with only one antenna) in a crowded wireless 2.4 GHz environment, enabling full home coverage. The integrated RF filtering simplifies the RF design complexity which enables low cost single layer applications using simple PCB antennas requiring no shielding and a minimum number of external components.
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The MAC and network layer are integrated for efficient data communication management and the embedded ZigBee RF4CE network layer enables fast and simple integration. The chip is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, providing robust spread spectrum data communication with a highly secure encrypted data flow.
A complete suite of interfaces to the main processor is available (SPI, TWI or UART-based).
GP510 development kits are available to assist OEMs to evaluate the GP510, to facilitate their integration and to allow a simple implementation of ZigBee RF4CE technology in the set-top box for a quick time to market. More information