Media Relations for a Connected World
Radio IC Supports Both ZigBee and Thread
GreenPeak Technologies NV (Utrecht, The Netherlands) has introduced a controller integrated circuit (IC) that can support, smart home applications where both the ZigBee and Thread communications protocols are expected to be deployed. GreenPeak is pitching the IC – called the GP712 – for use in set-top boxes, home-gateway equipment and Internet of Things (IoT) nodes.
The move is an acknowledgement by GreenPeak – a long time supplier of ZigBee and 802.15.4 controller and radio fequency (RF) ICs – that ZigBee and Thread will co-exist in the smart-home and IoT applications. It also follows word that the 400-member ZigBee Alliance is collaborating with the more recent Thread Group (see ZigBee, Thread Groups Collaborate on Smart Home).