Zigbee Pro module enables smart energy and home automation

RF Monolithics introduced the ZPM3570 2.4GHz Zigbee Pro module at this week’s Embedded Systems Conference 2011 in Silicon Valley.

Its small size, 1Mbyte data logging flash memory and Zigbee smart energy and home automation profiles make the module suitable for enabling smart homes that can control appliances, lighting, environment, energy management and security.

“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,” said Tim Cutler, director of M2M business.

“The combination of its tiny size, on-board 1Mbyte 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.”

Implementing products that provide vendor-interoperable smart energy and home automation is achieved through an intuitive API that simplifies connectivity of the module to an application processor. OEMs wishing to implement their own application in addition to the Zigbee stack can take advantage of the on-board Arm 32bit M3 Cortex processor. This can eliminate the additional cost and complexity of a separate application co-processor.

“For many devices that need Zigbee Pro functionality, size is critical and real estate is at a premium,” said Cutler. “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.”

Though the ZPM3570 is less than four square centimetres in area, it provides a complete Zigbee Pro system including on-module chip antenna.

The module incorporates Ember’s EM357 Zigbee RFIC and is coupled with a power amplifier, plus low noise amplifier that increases the RF transmit power and receive sensitivity. It provides a 250kbit/s RF data rate with +20dBm (100mW) RF power coupled with a receive sensitivity of -103dBm to improve range and performance all in an FCC, IC and Etsi certified module.

The ZPM3570DK development kit will be available from RFM distributors in mid-June. ZPM3570 samples are available to qualified customers.

RECENT ARTICLES

Digi International unveils Digi XBee LR module for LoRaWAN connectivity for IoT deployments

Posted on: July 5, 2022

MINNETONKA, USA. 1 July 2022 – Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products, solutions, and services, unveiled the Digi XBee LR, the XBee-class pre-integrated and pre-certified wireless communication module for sensors and end-nodes using LoRaWAN. Coupled with the rich connectivity, device and gateway management capabilities of Digi X-ON its Low-Power Wide

Read more

New Cadence Xcelium apps accelerate simulation-based verification for automotive, mobile and hyperscale designs

Posted on: July 4, 2022

San Jose, United States – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced Xcelium apps, a portfolio of domain-specific technologies implemented natively on the Cadence Xcelium logic simulator kernel that enable automotive, mobile and hyperscale design teams to achieve the highest verification performance. By mixing and matching Xcelium apps, customers can achieve up to a 10X regression throughput improvement.

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox