At the end of the day, the goal is to expand the areas where Z-Wave can fit and make customers’ product development more beneficial and much easier. This is the idea that “Doctor Z-Wave” Eric Ryherd, Field Applications Engineer for Silicon Labs, expounded in this Tech Talk session. Click here to watch the complete Z-Wave Smart Home Solutions webinar and register now for future Tech Talks. Here are some valuable key points from Eric's session.
Focused on the smart home market, Z-Wave is a customer-centric, low-cost, easy-to-use, simple, secure, and very reliable SubGHz-operated, mesh-networking radio protocol. The key to Z-Wave’s leadership in the smart home industry is its interoperability, with more than 3,000 certified products on the market. Interoperability not only allows Z-Wave products to “talk” to each other – no matter where the product is purchased from– but also enables backward compatibility. Z-Wave Alliance certification further ensures interoperability; click here to learn more about the alliance's mission, vision, and product certification process.
Our Z-Wave 700 series features our Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko products, offering several advantages, including:
Improved radio range with -97 dBm sensitivity
Low power with up to 10 years on a coin cell battery operation
Over-the-air firmware update capability
Increased computation with an Arm Cortex M4 processor
Easy development with the Simplicity Studio IDE
We want to give you all the tools you need – including hardware and software for end devices and gateways – to get from concept to product in just six months. We also provide pre-certification support and certification tools. Visit our Z-Wave Wireless Solutions for the Smart Home page for more details on how to get started.
The Tech Talk ended with a Q&A session, and you can find the transcript here.