Items tagged with Zigbee

Wireless standards are confusing. There are so many to consider, and a lot of them do very similar things. It's tough to wade through what's what, and it's tough to know what is compatible with what. Home automation is a particularly sticky subject, with a few players in the market and hardly any that are compatible. ZigBee is a standard that has actually been around for years, and the ZigBee Alliance has been growing. Today, that group has announced something new: he completion of ZigBee Input Device, the new global standard for human interface devices used in consumer electronics (CE) and computer... Read more...
ZigBee may still be foreign to many consumers, but it's a growing wireless transmission technology that has especially taken hold in the home automation realm. To that end, ARM has decided to hitch its wagon to one Ember in order to delve gently into what could be a promising partnership.Announced today, Ember will rely on ARM's own Cortex M3 processor for its next generation ZigBee semiconductors, and considering the goals of each company, the match truly is one that's made in heaven. ZigBee needs a low-power chip, and ARM has low-power chips to provide. No, the Cortex M3 is no powerhouse, but... Read more...