Micrel, a US-based manufacturer of high-performance analog power integrated circuits, and UK-based semiconductor company Cyan, have announced that they are working together to develop industrial RF modules for global markets.
The collaboration involves developing subsystem level module products targeted at automated meter reading infrastructure, public lighting management, ethernet gateways and RF sensor network markets. Micrel is expected to provide the RF chips with Cyan supplying the microcontrollers and system software.
Kenn Lamb, CEO at Cyan, said: This partnership provides our customers with production ready modules complete with drivers, protocol stacks, RF mesh networking, and even embedded web servers. RadioWire technology enables a family of low power RF enabled Ethernet/USB gateways and nodes for a range of industrial applications.
The modules are user customizable and supplied with a free graphical development tool providing an easy to use and cost effective solution to industrial control and communications.