07.01.15

GreenPeak Launches GP691 Controller and GPM6000 Modules

GreenPeak Technologies has launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Ho...

GreenPeak Technologies has launched the new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee Modules for Smart Home and IoT networks and devices. The new GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant robust spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4 GHz band and is capable of running the full stack and application for ZigBee applications, including ZHA and ZLL profiles. The GP691 features a radio transceiver, realtime MAC (Medium Access Control) processor, micro-controller, security engine, 16KB RAM and 248KB Flash memory for field upgradeability. In addition, to fully supporting the latest ZigBee 3.0 (including the ZHA1.2) specification for wireless sense and control networks, the new GP691 chip boasts the industry’s most efficient power consumption for both transmit and receive. This is critical for the design of battery and energy harvesting powered Smart Home and IoT devices. The GP691 is over the air upgradable and includes support for new 802.15.4-based standards upon availability, such as Thread. ZigBee 3.0 supports a wide range of home, enterprise and industrial automation, smart energy, and Light Link applications. IEEE 802.15.4 compliant, it can cover a complete home with multiple floors. It can handle dead spots and Wi-Fi interference via mesh networking. ZigBee 3.0 also supports large networks comprised of thousands of devices, which also makes it suitable for industrial applications and building automation. ZigBee 3.0 also includes Green Power, part of the ZHA and ZLL profiles, which supports energy harvesting and battery-free applications. Without requiring batteries, these self-supporting devices typically generate (harvest) just enough power to transmit a brief command to the network via ZigBee. “The Internet of Things will transform everything – making our lives more comfortable and more secure. In the future, the next generations will look at us and wonder how we ever survived our “dumb” homes,” says Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak. “New devices, new technologies, new ways of connecting devices to each other and to people, all require wireless solutions that are reliable, robust and simple to use. GreenPeak and our eco-system partners are dedicated to making the Smart Home and IoT as simple, reliable and ubiquitous as Wi-Fi is today.” www.greenpeak.com