Anaren Inc. announced that it has introduced a family of four Anaren Integrated Radio (AIRTM) modules designed specifically to help OEMs develop products that wirelessly communicate in compliance with the ZigBee® standard. Based on the Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) CC2530 low-power RF SoC (which operates using TI's Z-StackTM firmware), the new family of AIR modules is bundled with AIR Support for ZigBee - a total solution that includes time- saving AIR-ZNP firmware (including 30+ code examples), pre-certification to applicable global, regulatory standards, and development tools like the Company's new BoosterPack for TI MSP430TM and Stellaris® LaunchPad development kits. A member of the ZigBee Alliance, Anaren unveiled the beta of its AIR module for ZigBee at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
"Not everyone seeking to comply with the ZigBee standard is prepared for the programming and RF complexities involved with this exciting wireless protocol," says Anaren Business Development Manager, Mark Bowyer. "With our new AIR modules -- and with the many value-added elements of AIR Support for ZigBee solution that surrounds these modules -- Anaren offers OEMs heading down the ZigBee path a clearer, more streamlined, and more cost-effective approach.""TI is pleased to see Anaren add a ZigBee module and BoosterPack based on the CC2530 to the family of AIR products for TI LaunchPad development kits," said Volker Prueller, marketing director, Wireless Connectivity, TI. "With the Anaren ZigBee family, manufacturers can now more easily develop ZigBee-enabled MSP430 or Stellaris microcontroller- (MCU-) based systems, including those for ZigBee Light Link."Features and benefits of Anaren's new AIR module family for ZigBee standard applications (part number A2530x24xxx) include the following:Anaren AIR modules for ZigBee standard applications (part no. A2530x24xxx)
Complete product briefs for the above modules may be found at Anaren's website.
In concert with the launch of its new AIR module family for ZigBee standard applications, Anaren has also introduced a new BoosterPack featuring its new family of modules. The new CC2530 BoosterPack Kit (part number A2530E24A-
LPZ) helps OEM engineers develop wireless applications using a TI LaunchPad for MSP430 or Stellaris MCUs. Key attributes of this new BoosterPack include the following:Anaren CC2530 BoosterPack for ZigBee standard applications (part no. A2530E24A-LPZ)
A complete product brief for the kit can be found at Anaren's website.
E-OEM design engineers interested in learning more or securing applications assistance are encouraged to contact Anaren or any authorized AIR module distributor (see the Anaren website for a current listing).