CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies has launched its new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee modules for smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and devices. The GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4-GHz band and is capable of running the full stack and application for ZigBee applications, including ZHA and ZLL profiles.
The GP691 features a radio transceiver, real-time MAC (Medium Access Control) processor, micro-controller, security engine, 16 KB RAM and 248 KB Flash memory for field upgradeability. The controller fully supports the latest ZigBee 3.0 (including the ZHA1.2) specification for wireless sense and control networks. ZigBee 3.0 supports a wide range of home, enterprise and industrial automation, smart energy, and Light Link applications.
The GP691 chip also is touted as having the industry’s most efficient power consumption for both transmit and receive, which is critical for the design of battery and energy harvesting powered smart home and IoT devices, said the company. The GP691 is over the air upgradable and includes support for new 802.15.4 based standards upon availability, such as Thread.
GreenPeak has partnered with USI, Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, to develop an integrated module for the GP691 that reduces time to market without having to solve RF product integration challenges or to worry about international wireless certification, said the company. The compact (25 x 17 x 2.5mm) pre-integrated, pre-certified module adds a power stage/LNA providing up to 20 dBm output power, special transmit and receive circuitry and an integrated antenna plus a connector for a second external antenna, providing coverage throughout an entire home. This module will be offered as the first in the GPM6000 module series optimized for smart home solutions.
For more information about the GP691 chip and GPM6000 modules, please visit the GreenPeak booth at CES (Tech West – Sands Expo – booth 70235) or make an appointment with the sales team: 1-916-812-5788.