Created to support low-cost, low-power networks, the IEEE 802.15.4 standard defines the MAC and PHY layer used by, but not limited to, networking specifications such as Zigbee®, 6LoWPAN, Thread, WiSUN, and MiWi™ protocols. IEEE 802.15.4-based products from Microchip are deployed today in a wide range of applications, from battery-free, energy-harvesting wireless light switches, to alarm sensors with several years of battery life, to high-performance mesh utility networks supporting smart meters and street lighting.
- Robust mesh networking creates ultra-reliable connections
- Highly-integrated MCU with radio for a cost-effective node solution
- Supports multiple frequencies for range and data-rate optimization
- Free MiWi and Zigbee stacks