Network connected devices are growing rapidly. Homes will continue to get smarter and capable of sensing more and more inputs, generating more and more data, and carrying out more and more tasks. And the more homes can do, the more consumers expect. The need to minimize or reduce batteries used in IoT edge devices is critical for developers and smart home engineers who want to reduce maintenance costs and who seek alternative approaches to energy management. In addition, smart home products are fragmented in technology and requirements. Consumers are expecting more features but still demand ease of use. This never-ending cycle of adding new functionality drives the need for green energy and low powered wireless control and sensing.
Zigbee® Green Power helps address some of these challenges in smart home technology development. A global wireless standard featuring energy-harvesting technology within the Zigbee stack, Green Power is critical for applications where devices are hard to wire/access is difficult. Zigbee® Green Power also provides:
If you’re a smart home developer, you don’t want to miss the “How to Build an Energy Harvesting Switch” session at Works With. Sunthoshi Tejaswi Kothapalli, Silicon Labs product manager, and Amdom Giday, Arrow Electronics business applications engineer, will show an example of a Zigbee® Green Power energy harvesting light switch reference design and its implementation. A live Q&A will follow the event. If you’re not already signed up for Works With, register now to reserve your spot.
How to Build an Energy Harvesting Switch
Session 1 - Wednesday September 9th, 2 PM CDT
Session 2 - Thursday, September 10th, 11 AM CDT