GainSpan’s GS2000 incorporates ZigBee/802.15.4 and Wi-Fi radios, enabling a single-chip solution that talks to electric meters and a wide variety of appliances and other devices in a home-area network. GainSpan’s GS2000 multimode system-on-chip (SoC) implements Wi-Fi and 802.15.4/ZigBee radios in a single IC with an ARM microcontroller along with memory, multiple interfaces, and I/O capabilities. Continue reading →
GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, today unveiled the GS2000, the industry’s first single chip solution bringing together two IEEE low power standard wireless technologies: Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4. The GS2000 is a highly integrated System on a Chip (SoC) containing multi-standard RF as well as both Continue reading →
A LEADING fleet management company from Yorkshire is predicting a bright future for electric vehicles after local trials produced positive results. Zenith manages 38,000 vehicles on behalf of 90 blue-chip customers across the UK. via Zenith plugs into electric cars as road trials prove a success – Business News – Yorkshire Post.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the JN516x family – its next generation of ultra-low-power wireless microcontrollers for JenNet-IP™, ZigBee® and other IEEE 802.15.4 applications. Integrating a 2.45-GHz radio and analog peripherals with microcontroller functionality in a single die, the JN516x wireless microcontrollers are the only single-chip devices in the industry to support JenNet-IP, Continue reading →
Texas Instruments Incorporated, or TI, a designer and maker of semiconductors, has introduced its latest 32-bit C2000 Concerto microcontrollers for motor control, renewable energy and smart grid applications that require power conversion, remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control from a single device. The new Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers integrate real-time, precise control provided by its Continue reading →
Apparently the smart grid is still young enough that its component technologies are continually evolving. You can see that readily by taking a quick peek at the mass of announcements and press releases from vendors that fill media inboxes every week. In our latest product roundup, the selection of products and services highlighted is as Continue reading →
Greenvity Communication announced it has launched the Hybrii, a hybrid SoC family that integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless capabilities on a single chip. The Hybrii family includes the Hybrii-XL chip for smart grid, smart energy management, industrial and consumer applications, and the Hybrii-PLC device for rugged, high temperature conditions. via Greenvity rolls hybrid chip Continue reading →
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), recently introduced a new member of its high performance sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) family providing unmatched connectivity for low-power wireless security, Smart Grid, industrial, healthcare, and home and building automation applications. The new CC1125 sub-1 GHz RF transceiver is the industry’s first single-chip solution for wireless social alarms and ultra Continue reading →
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has released a 32-bit RISC microcontroller built around the ARM Cortex-M0 processor core. The new device is specifically designed for smart metering applications and allows designers to replace the conventional two-chip analog front-end and processor meters to a smart meter design with a single integrated circuit. via Renew Grid: Continue reading →
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer held up a large, bulky solar chip in his left hand. In his right hand was a tiny solar chip representing the promise of Binghamton University’s Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) laboratory. “When it comes to Binghamton’s bright, solar-powered future, bigger is not always better,” he said. “The path to Continue reading →
Accent, a world-leading Smart Grid semiconductor supplier of communications and metering technologies, announced the availability of three development kits for its ASMgrid2TM standard product family. The three platforms showcase Accent’s one and two chip complete Smart Meter solutions, enabling unprecedented functionality and bill-of-material savings. Each kit includes a rich software suite, reference application examples, expandable Continue reading →
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show hasn’t even officially kicked off and already the smart energy home has emerged as a key target for a variety of sectors, including telcos, big box retailers, startups, chip companies and now cable operators. On Monday cable firm Time Warner Cable said it has teamed with startup iControl Networks to Continue reading →
Maxim Integrated Products has announced what it describes as the industry’s first highly integrated smart meter power regulator. The MAX17497 is a one chip solution designed for the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters. via Maxim unveils first highly integrated smart meter power regulator.
Freescale Semiconductor unveiled a low-end addition to its family of Power Quicc II Pro communications processors at the Freescale Technology Forum, held Aug. 18-19 in Bengaluru, India. The highly integrated MPC830x chips offer lower price/performance points as well as lower power consumption for applications such as line cards, WLAN access points, intelligent network interface cards, Continue reading →
Accent, a world leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, launches ASMgridTM, the industry first Clean Tech System-on-Chip (SoC) platform. ASMgrid incorporates unprecedented wireless and communications technology breadth for single chip solutions. Dedicated to energy savings and optimization, the platform enables a new class of performance for emerging Smart Meter and Home Area Continue reading →
Answering the need for energy efficiency in home automation and metering, Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB 46.12, +0.32, +0.70%) , a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced the industry’s lowest power single-chip wireless microcontrollers (MCUs). Silicon Labs’new ultra-low-power Si10xx wireless MCU family addresses the power and RF requirements of battery-operated home automation systems, smart Continue reading →