Texas Instruments announces integrated HG3352 Home Gateway Reference Design
Feb 01, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Texas Instruments Incorporated, or TI, a semiconductor manufacturer, has announced its integrated HG3352 Home Gateway Reference Design. TI's new reference design has been designed in partnership with Alektrona, a provider of networked smart energy products and applications.
The reference design links home energy systems that use ZigBee to any Wi-Fi router, so consumers can monitor or control their smart energy devices or home automation systems in the palm of a hand via smartphones or tablets. The Home Gateway Reference Design gives developers all of the hardware and software needed to build a home gateway system, including a 275 MHz Sitara ARM AM3352 Cortex-A8 processor that runs applications, multiple communication stacks, and provides local intelligence for energy management and home automation activities, the company said.
For wireless connectivity to the smart grid and within the home, the reference design includes TI's CC2530 ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC), WiLink 8.0 combo-connectivity solution, and TPS650250 power management integrated circuit. The home gateway design demonstrates how TI's complementary portfolio of embedded, analog and connectivity components can help developers save time and money by using tested and interoperable components from a single supplier.
TI's Sitara's AM3352 ARM Cortex-A8 processor running Linux OS allows developers to create designs in an open-source environment. Sitara processor portfolio is scalable from 275MHz to 1GHz based on customers' performance and cost needs. Single ZigBee device (CC2530) supports ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Smart Energy standards, and WiLink 8.0 solution supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth low energy in a single chip.
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