Smart Grid

November 09, 2012

Maxim Integrated Products Partners with RadioPulse

Maxim Integrated Products (News - Alert), Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with RadioPulse, a "Being Wireless" solution provider. According to the terms of the partnership, both the companies will join forces to market and develop ZigBee software, highly integrated systems on chips (SoCs), and "smart" transceivers to augment Maxim's current smart grid solutions and Zeus, its recently announced smart-meter SoC.

"Maxim supports a variety of standards-based communication solutions including Zigbee. By collaborating with RadioPulse on our Zeus platform, we ensure that customers have innovative, highly integrated, and very secure smart grid solutions," said Kris Ardis, business director for smart grid products at Maxim Integrated.

"Customers love Maxim's metrology and security solutions, and we have a superb solution that matches Maxim's innovative culture," said Dr. Sungho Wang, CEO at RadioPulse.

 "In the past three years, almost 60 million smart meters have been deployed–with almost 20 million including a 'HAN gateway' (home area network - typically ZigBee) to enable connectivity between the backhaul AMI (typically powerline or RF mesh) and in-home devices, such as in-home displays (IHDs)," according to a report from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS (News - Alert).

In related news, Maxim Integrated Products announced it will exhibit reference designs and demos for new DeepCover embedded security products at an upcoming event. According to a release, DeepCover embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced physical security to provide the highest level of protection for your assets.

As described by the company, its designs and demos to be showcased at the event include: The JIBEPOS meshless financial-terminal reference design. This PCI (News - Alert)-ready POS terminal integrates all essential components for designers to build the terminal, quickly pass PCI PTS 3.1 standards, and dramatically accelerate their time to market. The reference design features the MAX32590, an ARM926EJ-S microcontroller that is an interoperable, secure, and cost-effective solution for building new generations of trusted POS terminals.

Edited by Brooke Neuman