Jennic, available from GLYN High-Tech Distribution, has released that its chips, modules, stacks and development kits, now form part of a ZigBee compliant platform. Jennic’s products were tested by TUV Rheinland Group and have been considered ready for use out of the box by developers building products for wireless sensor networks, based on the ZigBee standard.
Jennic, headquartered in the UK, is a semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Jennic’s expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards.
Compliance signifies that Jennic's products meet the ZigBee specification, giving developers the confidence that the products they are using can co-exist with other products on the wireless network. Once developers have incorporated a ZigBee compliant platform into their designs, they can then apply for certification of their own products to ensure interoperability with products from other manufacturers.
According to Jennic, achieving compliance means becoming part of a growing list of platforms that customers can choose from when they are developing their next product. Jennic’s aim is to differentiate its offering from the others by giving them an out-of-the-box experience that's better than any other. Jennic addresses this by making it easier for developers to get going with their product design such as having a single-chip product, the right APIs (application programming interfaces), easy to understand user guides and support, and availability of the network stacks online.
Within Jennic's ZigBee compliant platform is the JN5121 wireless microcontroller and the software stack. The JN5121 is a highly integrated low power, low cost IEEE802.15.4 compliant device combining on-chip 32-bit RISC core, fully compliant 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4 transceiver, 64Kb ROM and 96Kb of RAM, and a range of peripherals enabling a versatile low cost solution for wireless sensor networking applications. The developer kit using this controller and stack was recently made available from Jennic's web site along with full network stack and associated support documentation and user guides.