|[January 21, 2013]
Silicon Labs Featuring Wireless Solutions for Advanced Metering at DistribuTECH Smart Grid Conference
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance,
analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, will showcase its wireless solutions
for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) at DistibuTECH,
the utility industry's leading smart grid conference, held in San Diego,
California, Jan. 29-31. Silicon Labs' mixed-signal devices, including wireless
8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), 32-bit Precision32™
MCUs and digital
isolators, assist in the communications, sensing, calibration,
timing, processing, security and reliability of smart meters. Silicon
Labs will highlight its Ember®
ZigBee® SoCs and EZRadioPRO®
sub-GHz wireless transceivers and easy-to-use wireless development tools
at DistribuTECH in Booth 3433.
According to a recent market research report from IHS,
the global installed base of smart meters is currently less than 18
percent of the wrld's 1.4 billion installed meters and is expected to
double by the end of 2016. IHS (News - Alert) predicts that global advanced meter
shipments will surge in 2015 as advanced metering projects come on line
in Europe and in developing economies, with China being the most
significant market for advanced meters.
Silicon Labs is a leading supplier of wireless technology for AMI
applications including wireless home area networks (HANs) that connect
communicating thermostats and other in-home systems to meters or
gateways, as well as neighborhood area networks (NANs) that aggregate up
to thousands of meters for back haul to the utility provider. Silicon
Labs' Ember ZigBee and sub-GHz products provide wireless connectivity
solutions for smart meter products from AMI industry leaders such as Landis+Gyr,
"DistribuTECH provides a focused opportunity to share our wireless
solutions and smart meter application expertise with leading players in
the smart grid industry," said Diwakar Vishakhadatta, vice president and
general manager of Silicon Labs' Embedded Systems products. "From
silicon to software, we offer smart meter manufacturers complete
solutions that will help them reduce the cost and complexity of their
For more information about Silicon Labs' participation and exhibits at
electronics industry events around the world, visit www.silabs.com/events.
About Ember ZigBee and EZRadioPRO Wireless Solutions
The Ember ZigBee platform, based on the ARM (News - Alert)® Cortex™-M3 processor, is
the most integrated, feature-rich ZigBee solution available for 2.4 GHz
wireless networks, delivering unmatched wireless performance, low power
consumption and code density in a compact package. The most widely used
ZigBee platform for mesh networking, Ember ZigBee devices can be
deployed as SoCs for cost-sensitive sensor networks and other simple
connected devices or configured as network co-processors (NCPs) for
complex applications running on high-performance applications processors.
The EZRadioPRO family features the industry's highest performance,
lowest power sub-GHz transceivers designed to maximize range and battery
life for power-sensitive wireless systems. Offering continuous frequency
coverage from 119 to 1050 MHz, EZRadioPRO devices offer industry-leading
RF performance resulting in extended wireless range and compliance with
the industry's most stringent narrowband regulatory standards. The
EZRadioPRO family's exceptional power efficiency results in fewer
battery replacements and/or reduced battery size.
Silicon Laboratories (News - Alert) Inc.
Silicon Laboratories is an industry leader in the innovation of
high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a
world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal
design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor
solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size
and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please
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