Wireless MCUs support ZigBee and JenNet-IP
Julien Happich - January 13, 2013
NXP Semiconductors has released the JN516x family of wireless Microcontrollers for the Internet of Things, as well as a new evaluation kit which simplifies commercial development of ZigBee, JenNet-IP and other IEEE 802.15.4 applications.
The JN516x-EK001 evaluation kit provides all the hardware and software components required for product design, and includes several demos such as a smart lighting system based on JenNet-IP; several energy metering applications using ZigBee Smart Energy; ZigBee Light Link; and an RF4CE remote control system.
The JN516x evaluation kit is specifically designed for use with the NXP JN5161, JN5164 or JN5168 wireless microcontrollers, which feature an enhanced 32-bit RISC processor with best-in-class memory options – up to 256 kB of embedded flash, 4 kB of on-chip EEPROM and 32 kB of RAM. The JN516x series devices also include an IEEE802.15.4 2.4-GHz transceiver and extensive analog and digital peripherals.
Providing all the components required for system development, the JN516x evaluation kit includes a series of wireless carrier boards; plug-in expansion boards; USB dongles; a remote control; a specially programmed Internet router running enhanced OpenWRT firmware; and a complete software design kit.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.