Ember adds open-source MCU interface to its ZigBee co-processor - Embedded.com

Ember adds open-source MCU interface to its ZigBee co-processor

Ember's EM260 ZigBee co-processor now offers a flexible, open source interface called EZSP for integrating ZigBee networking capabilities with virtually any vendor’s microcontroller.

Also available is the new InSight EM260 Development Kit, a complete toolkit including hardware, ZigBee networking stack, EZSP serial interface, and development and debugging software all delivered in a single, integrated development environment. OEM customers can use microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics, Atmel, Texas Instruments, Renesas, Freescale, NEC, Intel, Infineon, Microchip, Philips, Samsung, Toshiba and others—while letting the EM260 handle all the ZigBee networking functionality. The EM260 integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 radio, network processor and onboard memory to run a complete ZigBee network protocol stack. It offers companies building ZigBee-enabled products dramatic reductions in component size, cost and power consumption, while delivering twice the wireless range of competitive ZigBee radios.

The EM260 is designed to work with EmberZNet, Ember’s ZigBee networking stack featuring a number of Ember enhancements that extend ZigBee functionality, simplicity and performance.

The InSight EM260 Development Kit with EZSP is available immediately in two versions: a “Jumpstart” kit priced at $2,500, and a full kit at $10,000.

More information is available at www.ember.com.

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