Qorvo Smart Home Gateway Platform Earns Industry’s First ZigBee 3.0 Certification

ZigBee-certified solution accelerates adoption of standard-compliant smart home devices


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Qorvo

 

AMSTERDAM, IBC 2016, Netherlands – September 7, 2016 Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its Low Power Wireless business unit (formerly GreenPeak Technologies) is the first in the industry to receive the ZigBee 3.0 certification for its smart home gateway platform. A certified ZigBee 3.0-ready platform enables software developers to quickly integrate the standard into their smart home applications.

 

ZigBee 3.0 combines the best capabilities of the existing ZigBee smart home profiles in a single unified protocol. It also includes ZigBee Green Power, which supports battery-less, energy harvesting devices. ZigBee 3.0 facilitates communication and interoperability among a wide variety of smart devices for home automation, light control, building automation, retail services, health care and telecommunication services.


“Certified platforms are important tools for ZigBee 3.0 developers,” says Lee Ratliff, principal analyst for connectivity and IoT at IHS Markit. “Platforms such as this allow more companies to participate in the ZigBee ecosystem by reducing complexity and shortening time-to-market for developers. This is especially important for the newly revised ZigBee 3.0 standard which helps address the pent-up demand from developers eager to introduce compliant products.*”

 

“Receiving the industry’s first ZigBee 3.0 certification underscores Qorvo’s leadership in providing complete solutions for the IoT market,” says Cees Links, General Manager of Qorvo’s Low Power Wireless business unit. “Our ZigBee 3.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) for smart home gateways allows software developers to use a mature and well documented model to deliver solutions quickly and cost effectively. Together, our SDK and Qorvo’s multi-channel and multi-protocol GP712 communication chip enable gateways to handle a variety of different connectivity standards. Developers can now plug in different application protocols as needed. Multiple leading gateway manufacturers have started the development of a ZigBee 3.0 gateway with Qorvo’s GP712.”

 

The new ZigBee 3.0 SDK for smart home gateways provides an optimized design template enabling a quick system integration. Developers can focus on building a system without needing to dig into the details of the ZigBee 3.0 standard. By incorporating the GP712 radio communication controller chip in the new ZigBee 3.0 SDK for smart home gateways, multi-channel radio support is guaranteed. It allows seamless communication with various sensors, controllers and systems. Its multi-stack protocol capability and the scalable software architecture enable application developers to smoothly integrate current and upcoming standards.

 

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Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

 

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*Information based on IHS Markit Technology Low Power Wire Intelligence Service, 2016. Information is not an endorsement of Qorvo. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit www.technology.ihs.com for more details.

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