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Trident IoT Taurus Z-Wave Chips Power Next Generation of Connectivity

Trident IoT, an RF technology and engineering company focused on decreasing time-to-market for connected device manufacturers, has announced the release of the new Taurus Z-Wave Series of silicon solutions.

The company explains the Trident IoT Taurus Z-Wave Series will encompass system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and modules that support the latest advancements in Z-Wave technology, including Z-Wave Long Range (ZWLR) for the U.S. and the implementation of the ZWLR European specification. The Taurus Z-Wave Series will ship with an SDK based on Open Z-Wave Specification Release 2024A.

“The Taurus Series gives global manufacturers access to cutting-edge Z-Wave capabilities,” says co-founder Bill Scheffler, Trident IoT. “This silicon series and SDK will be the first to implement the ZWLR European specification, accelerating IoT product development worldwide.”

Taurus Z-Wave Chips Support a Range of Product Designs

According to Trident IoT, the Taurus Z-Wave Series is based on an ultra-low power, high performance Z-Wave SoC. The Taurus SoC solution is designed to enable Z-Wave solutions with class-leading battery life, range, and memory.

Taurus Series chips feature an ARM Cortex-M33 microprocessor, 1MB of flash program memory, and 288KB of SRAM data memory for exceptional processing and response time. Trident IoT points out the sub-GHz radios transmit at +20dBm and +14 dBm, enabling communication over distances over a mile.

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Other features the Taurus chips support include Z-Wave Plus, Z-Wave Plus v2 and ZWLR, which enables the development of secure, reliable, scalable, and backwards-compatible solutions for smart home, hospitality, multi-dwelling units and more. Using the ZWLR 12-bit addressing space, the company continues, the Taurus Series supports networks of up to 4000 nodes; Taurus chips also leverage ZWLR dynamic power control, enabling end point battery life of up to 10 years from a single coin-cell battery.

“ZWLR is a revolutionary technology, with the power to expand the reach, scale and utility of IoT applications while preserving full backward compatibility with currently deployed Z-Wave devices,” comments Avi Rosenthal, chairman of the board, Z-Wave Alliance. “This new Z-Wave silicon offering, paired with the Trident IoT SDK and design services, will enable more Z-Wave Alliance members to take advantage of ZWLR capabilities, bringing exciting new products to market faster around the globe.”

In line with the company’s goal to decrease time-to-market for IoT devices, Trident IoT will offer end-to-end engineering consultation for new products integrating Taurus Z-Wave Series silicon. In addition to the Taurus Series SDK, Trident IoT customers will also have access to an exclusive library of both Z-Wave and ZWLR device and sensor reference designs, created to accelerate the development of innovative new edge-of-property applications.

Trident IoT emphasizes that it will also offers in-depth consulting on wireless connectivity, including Z-Wave technology.

“Trident IoT was launched in response to a gap in the availability of IoT product design services,” notes Mariusz Malkowski, CTO and founder, Trident IoT. “The demand for consultation has been extraordinary: in just six months we’ve had to double our engineering resources.”

Trident IoT boasts that its Trident IoT lab is fully equipped and available for Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus v2, and ZWLR end product compliance and testing to support the latest product development by partners.

The company adds that by providing silicon, design services, and in-house compliance testing, it can help device manufacturers decrease time-to-market for new Z-Wave products by more than 60%.

“In-depth consulting services from the Trident IoT team will be an invaluable accelerator for Fortune Brands, helping us to bring new Z-Wave-certified products to market in the near future,” stresses Kevin Kraus, VP of technology alliances and IoT business development, Yale – Fortune Brands Innovation With the launch of this new single-die silicon solution, we look forward to collaborating on new devices with next-generation capabilities, including long-range and potentially even multi-protocol devices.”

The Taurus Series silicon will begin shipping at scale in Q4 2024.

This article originally appeared on CE Pro’s sister publication’s website, Security Sales & Integration.

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