According to the ZigBee Alliance, “Smarter homes allow consumers to save money, be more environmentally aware, feel more secure and enjoy a variety of conveniences that make homes easier and less expensive to maintain.”
Tim Cutler, Director of M2M Business, notes, “As a long time member of the ZigBee Alliance who has seen the standard grow and mature, RFM is excited to bring to market the latest in our line of ZigBee modules. The combination of its tiny size, on-board 1MB flash for data logging, and easy-to-integrate API, make the ZPM3570 the ideal choice for designers looking to add Smart Energy ZigBee functionality to their products.”
The ZPM3570 is less than 0.63 square inches in area but still provides a complete ZigBee PRO solution. Regarding the small size of the ZPM3750, Cutler adds, “For many devices that need ZigBee PRO functionality, size is critical and real estate is at a premium. The ZPM3570 really delivers on this account. In addition to the small footprint, the surface mount design of the ZPM3570 eliminates the need for costly connectors.”
It is possible to quickly implement products that provide vendor-interoperable Smart Energy and Home Automation through an API that simplifies connectivity of the ZPM3570 to an application processor. OEMs wishing to implement their own application in addition to the ZigBee stack can take advantage of the on-board 32-bit M3 Coretex ARM processor. This can eliminate the additional cost and complexity of a separate application co-processor.
Dallas-based RF Monolithics provides solutions-driven, technology-enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications. For more information, visit http://www.RFM.com.
Established in 2002, the ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that has created a thriving global ecosystem.