Ember to Present, Demonstrate ZigBee Solutions at ESC

Ember, along with partners STMicroelectronics, Tendril Networks and Maxstream – a Digi International Inc., will demonstrate solutions at ESC based on Ember’s ZigBee platform. The demonstrations highlight how easy it is to ZigBee enable devices from a variety of manufacturers and have them operate as a low-power wireless mesh network.

Ember will also present several technical and application-focused sessions at the ZigBee Developers’ Conference, co-located with ESC Silicon Valley.

ZigBee Developers’ Conference sessions include:

  • Easy ZigBee Application Development with EmberZNet
    April 4, 2007 – two sessions – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    A hands-on training session using Ember’s ZigBee networking stack
  • Testing Strategies for ZigBee Application Development
    Skip Ashton, Vice President of Engineering
    April 5, 2007 – 8:00 a.m.
    There are a number of ZigBee products shipping now in the marketplace and evaluation of their development and testing strategies can assist other OEMs. The development strategy and testing processes required are similar even if the products are aimed at different marketplaces. This paper will review the typical testing methodology that has been successful and the hardware and software tools required for qualification of products; as well as provide a testing outline and checklist that can be used for software qualification. Real-world samples and test setups will be used to illustrate the testing strategies proposed in this paper.
  • High Volume Manufacturing Test of ZigBee Devices
    Andrew Wheeler, Chief Technology Officer
    April 5, 2007 – 4:00 p.m.
    As ZigBee product development moves from initial prototyping to high volume production, OEMs require a test methodology which ensures a smooth transition onto their manufacturing assembly lines and scales with the production ramp. Since most OEMs adopting ZigBee have existing products that they wish to ZigBee enable, they require the testing of the ZigBee wireless solution to fit within their standard manufacturing flow. As the product ramps into high volumes, OEMs will focus on reducing test time (cost), but they do not want to sacrifice product test coverage (reliability). This paper provides a test methodology for OEMs as their product moves through the development life cycle. It details the types of tests that should be performed at each stage along the product development cycle. The paper also discusses how ZigBee vendors can assist with the manufacturing test by developing manufacturing test libraries for the application to use.
  • About Ember Corporation
    Ember develops wireless sensor and control network technologies that help make our living and working environments safer, smarter, more comfortable and energy efficient. Ember’s ZigBee-based semiconductors and software enable communication between devices embedded in a variety of building and home automation products. Ember is headquartered in Boston and has a semiconductor development center in Cambridge, England, and distributors worldwide. Ember is a lead member of the ZigBee Alliance, and its platform is the National Technical Systems’ (NTS) “Golden Suite” for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing.

    EmberZNet is a trademark of Ember Corporation. ZigBee is a trademark of the ZigBee Alliance.