Reliable and secure power line-based interactive control that integrates with UPnP and the rest of the electronic devices in the home finally may become a reality!
The life of an electronic device is directly related to its operating temperature. Each 10 C (18 F) temperature rise reduces component life by 50%*. Conversely, each 10 C (18 F) temperature reduction increases component life by 100%. Therefore, it is recommended that Audio/Video and computer components be kept as cool as possible (within an acceptable noise level) for maximum reliability, longevity, and return on investment.
The Home automation market is well served with standard control equipment for standard systems. But what if your requirement is not standard or you need additional functionality. Often it is a case of adding timers, relays and assorted components which can lead to a system which is unreliable and difficult to service.
Wireless communication is expected to be a key technology for the home automation market, as the use of RF-signals is highly desirable or necessary due to the ability to penetrate walls and ceilings. Besides wireless technology significantly reduces system installation cost. The CC1000 transceiver offers an outstanding solution to the most demanding home automation systems which typically require very low power consumption and very low cost.
Using RF connectivity there are no wires, making installation simple and fast. Sensing units placed in difficult to reach parts of the home benefit from ultra-low power components ensuring long battery life. The XEMICS SoC can manage several sensors/actuators. It has an efficient CPU for signal encoding/ decoding. With a minimum number of external parts complete applications can be produced for remote controlled home appliances, centralized controlled home appliances and appliances that are controlled by Internet appliances. Connectivity can enable people to check on the status of their appliances from remote locations. An example is wireless air quality monitoring, which will be developed further below.
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The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection