ZeroG Wireless, an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, and Micrium, a leading provider of embedded middleware, announced that the companies have partnered to bring Wi-Fi solutions to leading microcontroller platforms. The resulting solutions represent an easy method for design engineers to address the rapidly growing Wi-Fi demand, moving beyond Ethernet for their 32-bit embedded designs. First demonstration of the combined solution will be at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, September 21-22, in STMicroelectronics booth #209.
“ZeroG has always focused on developing a healthy partnership ecosystem to offer complete solutions for the embedded market,” said David Friedman, ZeroG’s senior director of strategic marketing. “By partnering with Micrium, a leading provider of embedded software, we provide an extremely easy-to-adopt solution addressing a variety of applications,” Friedman added.
The first Wi-Fi connectivity solution announced by the partners is based on the STMicroelectronics STM32, and combines Micrium software, STM32, and ZeroG’s ZG2100 Wi-Fi I/O.
“Embedded designers are increasingly seeking connectivity options in their embedded applications, and ZeroG Wi-Fi provides an excellent path for adding Wi-Fi capability to any of the 70 part numbers in the STM32 portfolio. The STM32 is connected to the ZeroG Wi-Fi through a simple SPI connection leaving the remaining STM32 resources available for the embedded application,” noted Renaud Bouzereau, Marketing Product-Line Manager at STMicroelectronics. “The robustness of ZeroG Wi-Fi solution with Micrium provides the complete solution, creating an easy path for designers to go to market.”
“We at Micrium recognize that partnering with ZeroG results in huge benefits for our customers. It allows us to combine ZeroG’s Wi-Fi interface with Micrium’s middleware, enabling our customers to build products within a matter of a few hours while using extremely solid platforms such as STM32,” said Christian Legare, Vice President of Micrium. “Given the burgeoning connectivity of embedded systems using communications protocols, the partnership unleashes an amazing number of possibilities,” he added.
About ZeroG Wireless
ZeroG Wireless is a fabless semiconductor company focused on creating a world of connected devices, the “Internet of Things.” With ZeroG low-power Wi-Fi chips, there is no limit to the type of device that can now leverage the massive and rapidly growing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Company’s products are designed from the ground up to enable simple, low-cost connectivity for nearly any system, regardless of architecture. The result: faster time to market and significantly lower overall system cost. Privately held, ZeroG Wireless is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Investors are Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Miven.
Micrium provides the highest-quality embedded software components by way of the cleanest source code available, unsurpassed documentation and customer support. Starting with Micrium’s flagship product, uC/OS-II through its complete line of software, Micrium shortens time-to-market throughout all product development cycles and builds its products to address today’s increased design complexity.