Atmel gets ZigBee Light Link certification
Atmel has achieved ZigBee Light Link Certification for its wireless controller reference design, writes Steve Bush.
Light Link is one of the competing technologies for consumers wireless control over domestic LED fixtures, light bulbs, timers, remotes and switches. One controller can handle up to 255 devices.
“With this reference implementation for Light Link, Atmel has achieved ‘golden unit‘ status, making it the benchmark against which future ZigBee Certified products designed to this standard will be tested,” said the firm.
The design includes an ATmega128RFA1 wireless microcontroller on a RF4CE-EK evaluation kit ($479) running Atmel’s Light Link profile software stack (free).
“ATmega128RFA1 offers the industry’s lowest power consumption at 12.5mA in active receive mode, combined with receiver sensitivity at -101dBm,” claimed Atmel.