San Jose, Calif. -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company's BitCloud ZigBee PRO Software Development Kit (SDK) has achieved the prestigious Golden Unit status for the ZigBee PRO r21 standard. As an approved Golden Unit, the Atmel BitCloud solution will be used by ZigBee testhouses to verify standard compliancy for all future ZigBee 3.0 products. This guarantees superior interoperability for Atmel customers designing the latest connected lighting, security and comfort control products for smart home applications.
With improved security, interoperability and ease-of-use, the Atmel BitCloud SDK provides a comprehensive set of tools to quickly design and develop wireless products compliant to ZigBee LightLink and ZigBee Home Automation Profiles, as well as the upcoming ZigBee 3.0 standard. The BitCloud SDK includes full-featured reference applications, ZigBee PRO stack libraries and API, user documentation, and implements reliable, scalable and secure wireless solution that supports large mesh networks of hundreds of devices, and is optimized for ultra-low power consumption with up to 15 years battery life.
BitCloud ZigBee PRO SDK fully supports Atmel | SMART SAMR21 devices, a single-chip solution integrating Atmel's Atmel | SMART ARM® Cortex®-M0+-based MCU and high-performance IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver available as a standalone component or production-ready certified modules. The Atmel BitCloud is also compatible with the Atmel AVR® ATmega256RFR2 wireless MCU, an ideal hardware platform delivering the industry's lowest power consumption at 12.5mA in active receive mode, combined with receiver sensitivity at 101dBm.
"Intelligence, wireless connectivity and security are key elements to enable the anticipated growth of the Internet of Things market," said Pierre Roux, director of wireless solutions, Atmel Corporation. "Achieving the prestigious Golden Unit Status for our BitCloud SDK ensures designers that our wireless solutions are world class and will cater next-generation solutions for this smart, connected world. We are excited to achieve this certification again."
The 'Golden Unit' status for the BitCloud ZigBee PRO SDK was tested at TUV Rheinland, a qualified ZigBee test lab and a world leader in compliance testing and certification.