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Texas Instruments First to Launch ZigBeeT 2006-Compliant Platform

9th January 2007
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Texas Instruments has announced the industry's first ZigBee 2006-compliant platform. TI achieved compliance for its Z-Stack, the leading ZigBee solution on the market today, which is certified for the CC2420 transceiver and the CC2430 System-on-Chip (SoC).

The Z-Stack received Golden Unit status, which is awarded to the first platforms to implement the latest version of the ZigBee standard and to pass independent testing by one of two ZigBee qualified testing labs. Golden Units are then established as reference points for future ZigBee
Compliant Platform (ZCP) testing.

The CC2430 is the first ZigBee SoC solution combining the excellent performance of the leading CC2420 RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced MCU that offers 8 kB of RAM and a rich
peripheral set.

We have been working with the Z-Stack and TI's low power wireless team for many years. We selected Z-Stack as Golden Unit for ZigBee 2006 because it was one of the first platforms to achieve compliance and is the leading ZigBee stack solution, said John Lin of TÜV Rheinland Group, a world leader in compliance testing and certification.

With the release of the compliant Z-Stack 2006 platform, ZigBee is ready for rapid market adoption, says Kobus Marneweck, general manager of TI's low-power wireless group in San Diego. Customers have been waiting for a compliant platform, so the market can expect to see many new ZigBee-certified products based on TI's ZigBee platform in the near future.

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