Oki Receives ZigBee 2006 Compliant Platform Certification

Oki Semiconductor announced that the company’s two ZigBee development platforms, the ZigBee Developers Kit (ZDK) with the ZigBee Network Evaluation Demo (zNED) board and the Advantage Microcontroller Evaluation Kit for ML67Q4051 (AME-51) with the ZigBee on AME (ZOA) adapter, have attained the 2006 ZigBee Compliant Platform certification and are ready for deployment to customers. Achieving 2006 certification shows Oki’s continued commitment to produce high quality products for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee enabled applications.

The two ZigBee development platforms are based on a modular concept to offer developers maximum design flexibility. Various radio boards and antenna choices can be substituted and attached to the main ARM7-based board while the supplied radio board can also be reused in customers’ prototypes to speed up development time. The radio board features Oki’s ML7065, a 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 single chip radio solution with an embedded MAC/PHY, for designing of wirelessly networked solutions. As an ARM7-based ZigBee solution, Oki’s platform is unique in the industry, offers ample processing power, and is especially suited for applications such as industrial sensor and control networks, commercial security and access control, asset tracking, remote equipment diagnostics, and medical patient monitoring.

These newly certified development platforms will be unveiled at the ZigBee Developers’ Conference, co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference, taking place April 3rd through 5th, 2007, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Oki is conducting a hands-on ZigBee workshop scheduled for April 4th at 8AM and 1:30PM in room G. Embedded System Conference visitors will also be able to stop by booth 6027 in the ZigBee Pavilion and view the latest demos as well as enter for a chance to win one of three ZigBee Developers Kits (ZDK) to be given away at the conference.

Oki’s ZigBee Developers Kit (ZDK), ZigBee Network Evaluation Demo (zNED) board, and the ML7065 radio chip are all currently available for purchase directly from Oki and through Oki’s distributors Nu Horizons and Mouser Electronics at MSRPs of $74.95 to $499.95 depending on kit configuration, and $3.50 @ 1K for the ML7065 radio chip.

About Oki Semiconductor
Building on Oki’s century-long commitment to communications technologies and markets, Oki Semiconductor designs and markets a broad line of advanced integrated circuits for network, telecommunications, automotive, computer and consumer products. Oki’s product lines include video, telecommunications, RF, speech synthesis, microcontroller and memory devices, offered in a variety of creative packages. Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Oki Semiconductor is a division of Oki America Inc., which is a subsidiary of Oki Electric Industry Co, Ltd. Oki has ISO-9000-certified manufacturing facilities in Japan and Thailand.