ZeroG Wireless, Inc., a leading innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, announced sample availability of Wi-Fi modules operating over an extended temperature range, between -20 to 85 degrees C, meeting the requirements of most industrial applications. The ZG2101ME, an enhancement to the commercial temperature range of the ZG2101MC, enables a broad array of industrial, scientific and medical applications to benefit from Internet connectivity.
ZeroG Wireless designed the Wi-Fi modules using ZeroG’s low-power, single-chip Wi-Fi transceiver, a chip optimized for low-resource, low-power embedded systems. To lower overall customer design cost ZeroG has partnered with leading microcontroller companies to create development kits with enhanced software and hardware, easing the development process for embedded Wi-Fi.
“The introduction of an extended temperature product for industrial applications that operate in more demanding environments is a key step forward in accelerating the expansion of the Internet of things” said Tim Colleran, vice president of marketing, ZeroG Wireless.
Pricing and Availability
Initial samples of the extended temperature range ZG2101ME are available now on ZeroG’s online store. Production quantities will be available in March 2010 via ZeroG’s distributors and partner web sites. Development kits for the commercial temperature ZG2100MC, are currently available for Microchip and Freescale via their respective web sites and distributors. Pricing for the extended temperature modules is $34.50 in 100 unit quantities.
About the “Internet of Things”
The “Internet of Things” is a network in which the Internet reaches out into the real world of physical objects. The phrase describes the technologies and research disciplines that make this network possible. With nearly every powered device capable of connecting to the Internet, the potential for commercial and personal use is unbounded. New products and new business models will flourish. ZeroG Wireless refers to this dramatic shift in communication, to “person to machine” and “machine to machine,” as the 4th Age of Wireless? – the Internet of Things.
About ZeroG Wireless, Inc.
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.