ON Semiconductor  and NXP  have introduced an evaluation board and complete reference design for power efficient Twisted Pair (TP) networks. The evaluation board, which will be available in May, is undergoing the final phases of formal KNX certification.
“This new twisted pair networks development board has been specifically designed to assist building automation customers by simplifying their design process with a ready-to-implement, energy efficient KNX TP solution for applications such as lighting switches and control, HVAC control, shutters and occupancy detection,” said Ryan Cameron, vice president of Industrial and Timing products for ON Semiconductor. “By teaming up with NXP, we were able to jointly create a complete, highly power efficient solution that enables customers to reduce both their development costs and time to market for KNX applications based on Cortex-M processor family.”
“The stability and flexibility of KNX make it a tremendously popular choice for intelligent wired home and building automation networks. This evaluation board will help developers create cost-efficient KNX designs very quickly, while taking advantage of the very low active power consumption of the NXP Cortex-M0 microcontroller, as well as its powerful 32-bit architecture,” said Jan Willem Vogel, senior director of marketing, Appliances, Energy and Automation segment, NXP Semiconductors.
ON Semiconductor is demonstrating the KNX TP evaluation board and reference design this week in Frankfurt, Germany at the Light+Building 2012 show, in Hall 8 at stand F98.