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Controller chip touts long battery life, high performance, and low price

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:02am

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Utrecht, The Netherlands – GreenPeak Technologies introduced the latest addition to its ZigBee chip portfolio - the new GP490, a low cost, ultra-low power ZigBee PRO communication controller that allows the design and manufacture of cost and energy optimized sensor devices for the rapidly growing Smart Home application market.

The GP490 has been specifically developed to address the Smart Home market demand for low power sensor applications like door sensors, window sensors, temperature sensors and light switches.

With the GP490, these kinds of low power, low data rate Smart Home applications equipped with the energy optimized GP490 will be able to operate on a coin cell battery for over 10 years, eliminating the maintenance problem of frequent battery replacement.

The GP490 is designed as a Low Power ZigBee PRO chip and supports all features including bi-directional commissioning, bi-directional communication and full security mode. With GreenPeak’s superior range and robustness and best in class WiFi interference rejection mechanisms, the devices can guarantee a reliable full home coverage.

The low cost GP490 enables developers and manufacturers to supply ZigBee Smart Home sensor solutions that can be offered as low as $5 each, a GreenPeak unique differentiator.

The GP490 development kit with reference design and software is available and allows a quick time to market. It will guide device manufacturers to build low cost, low power sensor nodes, optimized for battery and coin cell battery operation. Certification guidelines and tools are provided to ensure an efficient ZigBee certification for a cost optimized feature set of the ZigBee Home Automation (HA 1.2) Application Profile.

 

For more information, please visit www.greenpeak.com

 

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