Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation have announced that a co-developed wireless communications platform received Echonet Lite Profile Certification from the Wi-SUN Alliance. The certification ensures compliance to Wi-SUN International Wireless Communications Standards adopted for use in energy management applications for the home and used by smart meters and home energy management systems appliances. The Wi-SUN Alliance promotes the adoption of open industry standards and seeks to advance wireless smart utility networks worldwide and related interoperability and compliance certification programs.
The sub-GHz wireless communications platform is composed of ADI’s ADF7023-J RF IC transceiver and Renesas’ RL78/G13 microcontroller (MCU) and communications software. The platform complies with the Wi-SUN for Echonet Lite Profile for PHY layer, MAC layer, network layer (6LoWPAN, IPv6) and security layer (PANA) and is targeted to be a standard reference for certification testing. Developers using this reference platform for today’s M2M, smart grid and IoT applications receive the benefits of a standards-compliant design, enabling faster time to market.
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