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Z-Wave 800 Series End Device Software Features and Benefits
Z-Wave is designed to meet the demands of the future smart home, where increasing needs for more sensors and battery-operated devices require both long range and low power. Context-aware environments are the next evolution in the smart home market, and they require technologies optimized for these applications.
Z-Wave 800 is the next generation of Z-Wave SoCs, and modules based on Silicon Labs' Series 2 platform. This platform offers superior RF performance and energy efficiency, as well as the full feature set of Secure Vault™. Z-Wave 800 End Device software from Silicon Labs enables end devices such as security sensors, door locks, light switches/bulbs, and many more to benefit from the Z-Wave applications, which are all certified under the Z-Wave Alliance certification program.
Z-Wave creates bold opportunities for new products and applications for next-generation smart home environments. Z-Wave tools allow fast development to enable future context-aware smart home solutions with dozens or even hundreds of smart devices.
|Z-Wave Mesh||Reliable sub-GHz Mesh, 2.4 GHz interference-free operation|
|Z-Wave Long Range||Sub-GHz, Several miles range, 4K nodes, STAR Topology|
|SmartStart||Automatic and secure device commissioning eliminating installation and commissioning errors|
|S2 Security||Device-To-Cloud Security by securing the device during network commission and operation|
|Secure Vault™ Integration||Secure boot, Secure Engine, DPA, Anti-Tamper, Secure key storage and management, Advanced crypto|
|FLiRS Multicast||Enables low power and low-latency battery-operated products.|
|Interoperability||Application-level Interoperability & backward compatibility with 3000+ products from 700+ manufactures|
|Unify SDK Z-Wave Controller||Certified Z-Wave controller based on Unify SDK|
|Z/IP Gateway*||Out of the box and ready to use Z-Wave controller reference implementation|
*The Z/IP gateway is a free reference design intended for development and demonstration purposes only. It is provided as is, with no warranties. Customers are advised to conduct security and compliance testing of all gateways during the product design process.
Z-Wave End Device SDK Specification Support
Z-Wave Plus V2 including Z-Wave Long Range
ITU - T-REC-G.9959-201501
Door Lock / Key Pad
Up to 232 end devices per controller
Up to 4000 end devices per controller for Z-Wave Long Range
Mains powered devices
Battery Powered Wakeup devices
Battery Powered low latency devices
Z-Wave controller based on Unify SDK
Signed Upgrade Images
Encrypted Upgrade Images
Network Co-processor Mode
S2 Security Framework
Secure Boot with RTSL
Secure Debug with Lock/Unlock
Secure Key Management
Simplicity Studio IDE
GCC (The GNU Compiler Collection)
Z-Wave Mobile Application for iOS
Z-Wave Mobile Application for Android
Download and Install Simplicity Studio
Get up and running quickly with precompiled demos, application notes and examples. Use advanced tools including energy profiling and network analysis to optimize your wireless systems. Choose your software package below.
Silicon Labs wireless IoT SDKs and code examples are also available for download on GitHub.
VS Code IDE Support
In addition to the Simplicity Studio IDE, we also support VS Code that can be used in companion with all of our unique development tools.
Unify SDK Software
You can download the latest source code of Unify SDK for the supported wireless protocols with a request below. Explore the Unify SDK repository from the Tech Docs tab to simplify IoT infrastructure and multi-protocol development including gateways, access points, hubs, bridges and application processor-based end products.
*You must have a GitHub account to request access.
Gecko SDK Release Notes (188.8.131.52)
Latest Release - Q3/2023 (August 2023)
Z-Wave and Z-Wave Long Range 700/800 SDK 184.108.40.206
- FG28/ZG28-based radio boardsBRD4401A/B supported
- Z-Wave FLiRS inclusion performanceimproved in large networks
- Z-Wave Long Range wakeup beam performance improved
- Simplified application development by moving logic from the Apps to ZAF
- 800 Dev Kit (BRD2603) includes new applications and Multilevelsensor extended with new features
- Improved documentation to better support development from idea to certification
- Z-Wave Simulator available for Z-Wave Alliance members
- Z-Wave PC-based Zniffer v4.67 released
Gecko Platform Version 220.127.116.11
- Support for EFR32xG27 devices
- Power Manager update for optimized return from EM2
- CPC support for multiple SPI clients
- CPC remote peripheral (GPIO) access
- License change (to open-source zlib) for various platform files
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