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From Nordic: "Nordic nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC and supporting dev kit certified as a Zigbee Compliant platform"

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 11, 2018

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its nRF52840 multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) and Nordic Zigbee software solution has been formally certified as a Zigbee Compliant platform to the current Zigbee PRO (R21) and Green Power proxy specification by the Zigbee Alliance.

This means Nordic customers can now build and ship commercial Zigbee 3.0 products by using the nRF52840 together with the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee. And, as with Nordic’s other mesh solutions, concurrent Zigbee and Bluetooth® 5/Bluetooth Low Energy operation is also supported.

During the Zigbee Compliance certification process using the latest nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee and its integrated S140 v6.1 SoftDevice (or ‘stack’), the nRF52840 was concurrently connected to a Bluetooth 5 / Bluetooth Low Energy network the entire time.

“We announced in April this year that we planned to offer a certified Zigbee Compliant platform during the second half of 2018, and am delighted to say here it is,” comments Pär Håkansson, Product Marketing Manager, Nordic Semiconductor.

“What’s great about this solution is that the concurrent Zigbee and Bluetooth 5 / Bluetooth Low Energy operation allows Zigbee networks to benefit from all the features of a Bluetooth network including connecting to smartphones. This would allow you to perform firmware upgrades, for example, or control the Zigbee network directly from a smartphone or even remotely.”


Source: https://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/News/News-releases/Product-Related-News/Nordic-nRF52840-multiprotocol-SoC-and-supporting-dev-kit-certified-as-a-Zigbee-Compliant-platform 


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 11, 2018

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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