09. September 2016 · Comments Off on D-Link strikes deal with Silicon Labs to grow smart home market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Connectibity vendor D-Link and chip and IoT firm Silicon Labs have partnered to ‘accelerate smart home technology development and deployment’.The collaboration brings D-Link’s strength in consumer networking devices with Silicon Labs’ expertise in developing semiconductors and the Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking technologies, such as ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi.

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22. December 2015 · Comments Off on Thread’s Killer App? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

These Thread devices to be demonstrated at CES can’t actually send commands to each other, unless they speak the same language. So, which application layer will each of those Thread products be using? Every time the electronics industry rolls out new technologies, the inevitable question is: “What’s the killer app?” The killer app question is what many vendors, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, have struggled to answer. This is largely because on the home front alone, IoT covers such a broad spectrum — ranging from door locks, thermostats, light bulbs and tablets to set-tops and smart TVs. In a recent interview with EE Times, Skip Ashton, vice president of software at Silicon Labs, said, “Yeah, I get that question a lot.”

Source: Thread’s Killer App? | EE Times

25. November 2015 · Comments Off on Silicon Labs (SLAB) Announces Acquisition of Telegesis · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced the acquisition of Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on Silicon Labs’ market-leading ZigBee® technology. A privately held company founded in 1998 and based near London, Telegesis has established itself as a ZigBee expert with strong momentum in the smart energy market, providing ZigBee module solutions to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.

Source: Silicon Labs (SLAB) Announces Acquisition of Telegesis

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway.Silicon Labs, which bills itself as the ZigBee market share leader, has integrated its ZigBee “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack, “EM358x” ZigBee mesh networking SoC, and various ZigBee sensor and lighting technologies in several reference designs for home automation. The Dimmable Light Switch, Connected Lighting, Door/Window Contact Sensor reference designs work with a WiFi and Ethernet ready ZigBee Gateway Reference Design that runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B SBC.

Source: ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway ·  LinuxGizmos.com

20. November 2015 · Comments Off on Silicon Labs Debuts Connected Home Solutions with Best-in-Class ZigBee and Thread-Ready Connectivity · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions for a smarter, more connected world, today introduced a series of comprehensive reference designs that reduce time to market and simplify the development of ZigBee®-based home automation, connected lighting and smart gateway products. The first in a series of turnkey IoT solutions from Silicon Labs, the new reference designs include the hardware, firmware and software tools that developers need to create interoperable, scalable, feature-rich connected home products based on Silicon Labs’ robust, industry-leading ZigBee “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack and ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) mesh networking technology.

Source: Silicon Labs Debuts Connected Home Solutions with Best-in-Class ZigBee and Thread-Ready Connectivity | Business Wire