Redpine Signals has launched RS9113, a fully self-contained M2MCombo chip that integrates dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and dual-mode BT (News - Alert) 4.0 wireless connectivity, making it the ideal device for universal M2M communications applications. The chip, which has no requirement of any part of the protocols to run on a host processor, is accompanied by a high level of hardware integration and saves manufacturers time and money by speeding the product introduction, and removing challenges involved in solving multiple wireless co-existence issues.
The new convergence device maintains connections on some or all interfaces – Wi-Fi, BT 2.1+EDR, BT 3.0, BT 4.0, and ZigBee – presenting a virtual simultaneous multi-protocol connectivity, a key feature to create a device which can be deployed in legacy and new wireless environments. For instance: a gateway device implemented with RS9113 could communicate with a medical sensor with single mode BT 4.0 connectivity, a smartphone with BT 4.0/Wi-Fi, or an HVAC device with ZigBee connectivity, without the need for multiple modules from various vendors.
Scott Gardner, Analyst at Linley Group, said, “M2M is a key application driving the realization of The Internet of Things, which is one of the fastest growing areas within the tech industry. With the rapid proliferation of new protocols, wireless manufacturers need a cost-effective wireless connectivity solution to keep up with the pace. Allowing multiple wireless protocols to easily communicate frees up the market for all sorts of possibilities.”
The RS9113 is sampling now and multiple form-factor certified modules based on RS9113 will be available in the second quarter of 2013.
Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals (News - Alert), said, “Our experience with thousands of customers in the growing wireless M2M space over the past decade has shown us that they need a way to hurdle over the barriers of multiple protocols in order to accelerate product time to market, and therefore drive The Internet of Things market. Our M2MCombo solution not only provides an outstanding customer value for cost but also speeds up the product lifecycle by removing challenges involved in wireless co-existence issues.”
Recently, Redpine Signals received Red Herring Top 100 Global award for its technologies and innovations in wireless systems. Red Herring's (News - Alert) Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube (News - Alert), and eBay would change the way we live and work.
Edited by Ashley Caputo