Motorola Inc. is delivering hardware and software samples to development partners in support of the draft Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.15.4 Standard being driven by the ZigBee Alliance – an association of companies working to enable low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.

The hardware and software will be demonstrated at the upcoming ZigBee Alliance European Open House on June 3 in Berlin, Germany. Engineering samples of the comprehensive, Standard-compliant Motorola products are expected to be available in November.

Network routing schemes are designed to ensure power conservation, and low latency through guaranteed time slots.

Motorola’s MAC/PHY 802.15.4 solution is designed to support the global 2.4 GHz band at data rates of up to 250 kbps over air. The PHY is enabled with a (radio frequency) RF transceiver data modem. An on-chip power management circuit can manage power sources from 2.0 to 3.6V. The transceiver integrates a power amplifier, a low noise amplifier (LNA) with filtering, and is engineered to support multiple power-down states.