zigbee certified development platform available from Microchip

The zigbee alliance certified platform with zigbee PRO and Green Power features is now available from Microchip Technology.

The solution is said to enable cross-functional device support and will be backward-compatible with existing zigbee certified products for interoperability.

Together with the zigbee PRO 2015 feature set, developers can expect to find features such as an energy harvesting switch and low latency – making it suitable for RF remote applications and mesh networking for large networks such as lighting applications.

The new Green Power feature is said to enable battery-less devices to securely join a network while leveraging eco-friendly energy sources such as light, vibration or motion. In addition, zigbee Light Link and zigbee Home Automation device types are now fully supported.

To bring zigbee designs to market faster, the BitCloud 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is available. The SDK enables application development on the SAM R21 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit, a Cortex M0+-based 32bit microcontroller with an integrated 2.4GHz 802.15.4 compliant radio.

When used with the software stack, the SDK provides a complete zigbee certified development platform.