Smart Grid

TMCNet:  Maxim Integrated and RadioPulse Collaborate to Provide Highly Integrated ZigBee Solutions for the Smart Grid

[November 07, 2012]

Maxim Integrated and RadioPulse Collaborate to Provide Highly Integrated ZigBee Solutions for the Smart Grid

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced a partnership with RadioPulse to provide ZigBee® communication for smart grid solutions. Together, Maxim and RadioPulse will market and develop ZigBee software, highly integrated systems on chips (SoCs), and "smart" transceivers to augment Maxim's current smart grid solutions and Zeus, its recently announced smart-meter SoC.
Story continues below ↓

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120912/SF71654LOGO) The partnership is already providing more highly integrated smart grid solutions. The tight synergy between the RadioPulse wireless ZigBee software and Maxim's smart, secure IC solutions saves time, board space, and implementation costs for customers. The advantages of this partnership are immediately apparent when compared to existing nonintegrated solutions.

Industry Commentary "Maxim supports a variety of standards-based communication solutions including Zigbee. By collaborating with RadioPulse on our Zeus platform, we ensure that customers have innovative, highly integrated, and very secure smart grid solutions," said Kris Ardis, business director for smart grid products at Maxim Integrated.

"Customers love Maxim's metrology and security solutions, and we have a superb solution that matches Maxim's innovative culture," said Dr. Sungho Wang, CEO at RadioPulse.

"In the past three years, almost 60 million smart meters have been deployed-with almost 20 million including a 'HAN gateway' (home area network - typically ZigBee) to enable connectivity between the backhaul AMI (typically powerline or RF mesh) and in-home devices, such as in-home displays (IHDs)," according to a report from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS.

RadioPulse ZigBee SoCs are immediately available for use with Maxim's smart grid products.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Maxim Integrated At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.

About RadioPulse RadioPulse, a "Being Wireless" solution provider, is leading wireless network technology by providing Zigbee-based total solutions for a broad range of applications.

Contact: Ferda Millan (408) 601-5429 ferda.millan@maximintegrated.com SOURCE Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

[ Back To Smart Grid Home's Homepage ]




blog comments powered by Disqus