06 July 2012 GreenPeak chip turns set top box into smart home hub GreenPeak chip turns set top box into smart home hub Targeting the smart home, GreenPeak Technologies has unveiled a chip to support all communication between Zigbee RF4CE enabled devices and a set top box or gateway. The company says its GP510 communication controller chip is the answer to increasing market demand for turning the set top box into the internet gateway for the home. "The market for ZigBee RF4CE is ramping quickly and we see the remote control/set top box market now growing into the millions per month," commented Cees Links, founder and ceo of GreenPeak. "The GP510 is GreenPeak's answer to this increasing demand and delivers an optimised architecture for the new generation set top box." The chip is designed to enable full home coverage in a crowded wireless 2.4Ghz environment. The company says it features superior WiFi interference robustness as well as antenna diversity technology, which results in approximately twice the reliable range of similar systems. The chip is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and optimised to provide robust spread spectrum data communication with a highly secure encrypted data flow. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.greenpeak.com/http://www.zigbee.org/ This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.