Compliant to Industry Standards
Wireless sensor applications prosper best within the sphere of industry standards. Standards offer OEMs the freedom to purchase from a larger pool of suppliers.
Most importantly, standards allow devices from different vendors to interoperate, a feature which is paramount in applications ranging from building automation to industrial automation.
GreenPeak fully commits to development based on open industry standards. The GreenPeak technology is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless network standard and supports the open global standards of the ZigBee Alliance.
The ZigBee Alliance
The ZigBee Alliance is an organization with more than 400 members that maintains and publishes the ZigBee standard for wireless communication for a wide variety of application domains (home, consumer, smart energy/grid, building automation, retail automation, and several others). All these ZigBee protocols have one element in common – they all use the same underlying radio technology, the same 2.4GHz frequency band worldwide and comply with worldwide radio certification rules.
GreenPeak is a contributing member of
the ZigBee Alliance and is committed to the ZigBee standard offerings as the superior solution for the rapidly evolving “Internet of Things” market.
Cees Links, GreenPeak's CEO, is chair for the marketing vertical RF4CE group in the ZigBee Alliance.
The IEEE standard 802.15.4 intends to offer the fundamental lower network layers of a type of wireless personal area network which focuses on low-cost, low-speed ubiquitous communication between devices.
The emphasis is on low cost communication of nearby devices with little to no underlying infrastructure, intending to exploit this to lower power consumption even more.
GreenPeak's development is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standards.
ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for ICT, including radio technologies.
The ETSI technical committee ElectroMagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM) deals with standardization of radio technologies and related topics.
GreenPeak is ETSI member.
Thread and other emerging standards
GreenPeak is pleased to see that various consortiums are launching IoT and Smart Home standardization efforts and that many of these solutions are based on the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC/PHY standard, using the uniform, worldwide available 2.4 GHz band that makes product development and certification for manufacturers a straightforward effort. GreenPeak’s chips are networking protocol agnostic and can run multiple protocol stacks at the same time on a single radio chip.
The family of multi-stack chips today support all ZigBee protocols and is capable of supporting new and emerging protocols such as the recently announced protocol by the Thread Group, allowing customers to upgrade their devices to support existing protocols for legacy devices as well as newer devices running Thread at the same time.