NXP Connects the Smart, Energy-Efficient Home With ZigBee and

NXP Connects the Smart, Energy-Efficient Home With ZigBee and
JenNet-IP 
JN516x Wireless Microcontrollers and Evaluation Kit Now Available 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) --
01/10/13 --  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced
the availability of the JN516x family of wireless microcontrollers
for the Internet of Things, as well as a new evaluation kit which
simplifies commercial development of ZigBee(R), JenNet-IP(TM) and
other IEEE 802.15.4 applications. The JN516x-EK001 evaluation kit
provides all the hardware and software components required for
product design, and includes several demos such as a smart lighting
system based on JenNet-IP; several energy metering applications using
ZigBee Smart Energy; ZigBee Light Link; and an RF4CE remote control
system. NXP is showcasing its ultra-low-power, high-performance
wireless microcontrollers at the 2013 International CES (Central
Plaza 8). One of the many smart home and energy products using NXP's
wireless microcontrollers is a wireless energy harvesting switch from
Cherry, which operates without a battery and can be used for any
application in the home requiring an on-off switch. 
"For smart lighting, home automation and energy management
applications, the JN516x wireless microcontroller family brings
together the optimal combination of price/performance, on-chip memory
and ultra-low power consumption, along with a choice of software
stacks. The release of our latest development kit, as well as our
demos at CES, highlight the innovative yet practical ways in which
NXP's JN51xx platform is bringing the Internet of Things into the
home," said Marcel Walgering, general manager, Smart Home and Energy
product line, NXP Semiconductors.  
Accelerating Commercial Development of ZigBee, JenNet-IP and 802.15.4
Applications
 The JN516x evaluation kit is specifically designed for
use with the NXP JN5161, JN5164 or JN5168 wireless microcontrollers,
which feature an enhanced 32-bit RISC processor with best-in-class
memory options -- up to 256 kB of embedded flash, 4 kB of on-chip
EEPROM and 32 kB of RAM. The JN516x series devices also include an
IEEE802.15.4 2.4-GHz transceiver and extensive analog and digital
peripherals.  
Providing all the components required for system development, the
JN516x evaluation kit includes a series of wireless carrier boards;
plug-in expansion boards; USB dongles; a remote control; a specially
programmed Internet router running enhanced OpenWRT firmware; and a
complete software design kit. This comprehensive development kit
makes it easy to design solutions for the Internet of Things using
ZigBee, JenNet-IP or RF4CE. A list of the complete contents of the
JN516x-001 evaluation kit is available on NXP.com, and a video is
available here: http://youtu.be/AnoGqZuqJIs  
Using the various demos included in the kit, designers can quickly
produce proof-of-concept systems, with software that can then be used
for end products using JN516x ICs or modules. The demos include: 


 
--  A JenNet-IP-based Smart Lighting demo which uses the router to support
    connection to a WLAN or the Internet
--  A ZigBee Smart Energy demo that lets the user experiment with an
    energy service portal (via the USB dongle), an in-premise display
    (using the display expansion board), standalone meters for electricity
    and gas, or a range extender
--  A ZigBee Light Link demo that gives the designer remote control of
    color LEDs on the lighting expansion board
--  An RF4CE demo that lets the user select, play, forward, stop, pause,
    or change the volume on a Windows Media(R) Player application

  
Smart Home and Energy Products at 2013 International CES
 At CES this
week, NXP is showcasing several new customer products using its
wireless microcontrollers, including a wireless energy harvesting
switch created by Cherry -- a compact, batteryless alternative to
conventional wired switches. The required RF energy is created by the
mechanical actuation of the switch, and the data is transmitted
wirelessly via RF technology, eliminating the need for complex,
expensive connection systems. Wireless energy harvesting is ideal for
controlling a wide range of applications, such as lighting, windows,
door locks, and alarms -- and is the perfect complement to any system
using smartphones or tablets for wireless control in the home. NXP's
wireless smart lighting demonstration at CES 2013 is available here:
http://youtu.be/J4I9E1F7mbY 
Other customer products featured in the NXP booth include Rainforest
Automation's EMU-2(TM) Energy Monitoring Unit -- a simple and
affordable in-home display that communicates wirelessly with smart
meters using the ZigBee Smart Energy standard, and shows homeowners
their energy consumption information in real time. Further
information is available at http://www.rainforestautomation.com 
Links 


 
--  NXP JN516x-001 evaluation kit:
    http://www.nxp.com/demoboard/JN516X-EK001.html
--  VIDEO: First look: JN516x development kit for the Internet of Things:
    http://youtu.be/AnoGqZuqJIs
--  VIDEO: Controlling wireless smart lighting in the home:
    http://youtu.be/J4I9E1F7mbY
--  JN5168 wireless microcontroller for ZigBee Smart Energy applications
    and JenNet-IP gateways (256 kB flash, 32 kB RAM, 4 kB EEPROM):
    http://www.nxp.com/pip/JN5168
--  JN5164 wireless microcontroller for JenNet-IP, ZigBee Home Automation
    and ZigBee Light Link applications (160 kB flash, 32 kB RAM, 4 kB
    EEPROM): http://www.nxp.com/pip/JN5164
--  JN5161 wireless microcontroller for RF4CE and IEEE 802.15.4
    applications (64 kB flash, 8 kB RAM, 4 KB EEPROM):
    http://www.nxp.com/pip/JN5161

  
About NXP Semiconductors
 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)
provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com. 
Note to editors: JenNet-IP is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors. All
other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
Forward-looking Statements 
 This document includes forward-looking
statements which include statements regarding NXP's business
strategy, financial condition, results of operations and market data,
as well as other statements that are not historical facts. By their
nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors,
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results
to be materially different from those projected. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material
information as required by the United States federal securities laws,
NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements after NXP distributes this
document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or
otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties,
please refer to the risk factors listed in NXP's SEC filings. Copies
of NXP's SEC filings are available from the SEC website, www.sec.gov. 
Embedded Video Available: 
http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2198806 
Embedded Video Available: 
http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2198807 
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2198798 
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2198801 
For further press information, please contact: 
NXP Semiconductors
Global: 
Eureka Endo 
+44 795 828 7483
eureka.endo@nxp.com 
GC: 
Jannet Chen
+86 21 22055883 
jannet.chen@nxp.com 
NA:
Melissa Chanslor
+1 415 593 8465
MelissaC@text100.com 
APAC: 
Lilian Li
+86 21 22052615
lilian.li@nxp.com 
 
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.