Freescale Exhibits Smart Metering Solutions at DistribuTECH
Jan 29, 2013
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Freescale Semiconductor is exhibiting solutions for the smart grid market at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA, which opened January 29 and runs through January 31, 2013.

Among the products being exhibited is a an electricity smart meter, built using the company's technology, for metrology and wireless connectivity between a ZigBee home area network (HAN) and an IPv6-based neighborhood area network (NAN). The company is showcasing this connectivity via a tablet connected to the cloud over a Wi-Fi network.

The home area network uses a home energy gateway (HEG) based on an i.MX applications processor, serving as the central wireless connection point for the smart meter over ZigBee SE 2.0, smart plugs over ZigBee SE 1.1, smart thermostat over Wi-Fi SE 2.0, and ultimately to a Wi-Fi broadband router enabling cloud service for control and monitoring of the connected HAN elements.

The company supplies embedded processing solutions. Its applications and end-markets include consumer appliances, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, and smart mobile devices.

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