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Atmel Acquires MeshNetics ZigBee Intellectual Properties
Atmel's microcontrollers and RF transceivers combined with ZigBee PRO technology deliver best in class, low energy consumption ZigBee Solutions
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 3, 2009 08:01 AM
The BitCloud ZigBee PRO software stack is a full-featured, second generation embedded ZigBee certified stack for reliable, scalable, and secure wireless applications running on Atmel's wireless platforms. The stack offers support for large wireless ZigBee networks consisting of hundreds of devices that is optimized for ultra low power consumption and is provided with an application programming interface (API) for easy customization by OEMs and system integrators. The BitCloud software stack has been granted ZigBee Compliant Platform Certification for both AVR(R) and ARM(R) Microcontrollers and is available royalty free as a part of this solution. Also, BitCloud ZigBee PRO software for Atmel's Raven 2.4GHz Evaluation and Starter kit is available for immediate download and evaluation from the Atmel website. The Raven kit is based on megaAVR(R) picoPower(TM) technology and is a perfect platform for development of low power wireless applications.
"Manufacturers and design houses will be able to reduce their development
time while slashing development costs with the adoption of Atmel's complete
system solution for ZigBee Wireless technology," said
The ZigBee technology roadmap includes ZigBee PRO and ZigBee Public Profiles support for Atmel's new AVR XMEGA, and the AVR(R)32 family of microcontrollers.
Worldwide support for Atmel's wireless solutions including ZigBee and 6LoWPAN is provided by the AVR support center.
Availability and Pricing
ZigBit(TM) wireless modules will be available from Atmel during Q1 2009.
They are priced between
BitCloud(TM) ZigBee PRO stack for the Atmel Raven Kit is available now for free download and evaluation from the Atmel website.
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
(C) 2009 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel(R), Atmel logo and combinations thereof, AVR(R) and others, are registered trademarks, picoPower(TM), XMEGA(TM), and others are trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.
Atmel's BitCloud ZigBee PRO stack for Raven may be retrieved at http://www.atmel.com/bitcloud
For further information on MCU Wireless Solutions, go to http://www.atmel.com/wireless
Helen Perlegos, Public Relations Tel: (+1) 408 487-2963, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Atmel Corporation
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