Customer

Building technologies division of a Fortune 500 electronics & automation group

Industry Segment

Smart Buildings

Technology & Domain Challenge / Requirements
  • Client wanted to develop a ZigBee enabled thermostat as part of a Home Area Networking solution that allowed utility companies access to live and historical data to provide demand response solution
Industry IoT Trend
Increased Deployment of smart devices to control building operations
Solution
  • Designed and implemented ZigBee based applications on the embedded RTOS
  • Designed and implemented a communication interface between the host Renesas microcontroller and network co-processor chip using EZSP-SPI communication protocol
  • Testing the thermostat and the ZigBee interface to prepare for ZigBee certification
Technology

C, Zigbee, embOS RTOS, Digi wireless development toolkit and web interface, Itron meter and interface software

Benefits
  • Faster time to market with added feature to the product
  • Reduced cost of customer service with better turnaround time