Exegin will license its ZigBee networking stacks to Atmel for use in a variety of solutions for smart grid applications in wireless mesh networks. The joint collaboration will enable smart metering customers to enjoy a full range of integrated smart metering solutions in the 2.4GHz and sub-GHz bands.
“One of our joint reference designs, featuring an Atmel SAM9 microprocessor, AT86RF212 and AT86RF233 transceivers, with a ZigBee SE1.x-compliant solution and SE2.0 development solution, is extremely successful among our customers,” said Leslie Mulder, President, Exegin Technologies Limited. “We plan to add additional joint reference designs including an Atmel SAM4-based ZigBee SE 2.0 solution, which will be available in Q1 2013.
Atmel offers ZigBee PRO and ZigBee IP solutions with Smart Energy Profiles based on an extensive selection of IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceivers, 8-bit Atmel AVR and 32-bit ARM processor-based microcontrollers.