News | June 19, 2014

Analog Devices And Renesas Wireless Communications Platform Achieves Wi-SUN Alliance Certification

Analog Devices, Inc. and Renesas Electronics Corporation announced recently that a co-developed wireless communications platform received Echonet Lite Profile Certification from the Wi-SUN Alliance. The certification ensures compliance to Wi-SUN International Wireless Communications Standards adopted for use in energy management applications for the home and used by smart meters and home energy management systems appliances. The Wi-SUN Alliance promotes the adoption of open industry standards and seeks to advance wireless smart utility networks worldwide and related interoperability and compliance certification programs.

The sub-GHz wireless communications platform is composed of ADI’s ADF7023-J RF IC transceiver and Renesas’ RL78/G13 microcontroller (MCU) and communications software. The platform complies with the Wi-SUN for Echonet Lite Profile for PHY layer, MAC layer, network layer (6LoWPAN, IPv6) and security layer (PANA) and is targeted to be a standard reference for certification testing. Developers using this reference platform for today’s M2M, smart grid and IoT applications receive the benefits of a standards-compliant design, enabling faster time to market.

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As promoter members of the Wi-SUN Alliance, ADI and Renesas are committed to furthering the mission of certifying wireless communications interoperability across a broad spectrum of smart grid devices. Wi-SUN seeks to enable reliable, cost-effective, low power wireless products based on open global standards, including IEEE802.15.4g.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in approximately 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.renesas.com.

Wi-SUN Alliance: Seamless Connectivity
The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low‐power, wireless Utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. The Wi-SUN Alliance comprises solutions from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all corporations. For more information, visit www.wi-sun.org.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.

SOURCE: Analog Devices, Inc.

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