Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

RFaxis, GreenPeak team up on home automation tech

Iain Morris
July 15, 2014
 
Semiconductor companies RFaxis and GreenPeak Technologies have formed a partnership that could spur the development of new smart-home technologies such as automated lighting and heating applications.

Such services would allow utility companies and electronics manufacturers to offer additional benefits to their customers including more control of their energy consumption.

The companies say they are working on a “chipset reference design” to address the needs of emerging “Internet of Things” (IoT) market opportunities in the smart home and smart living areas.

They say that by combining their expertise they will be able to simplify and improve radiofrequency designs to support the development of new IoT services.

“We are delighted to partner with RFaxis [Irvine, CA, USA] to address the competitive smart home and smart living market with a combined high performance, cost-effective platform solution,” said Vincent Vermeer, director of marketing and business development at GreenPeak Technologies (Utrecht, Netherlands).

RFaxis added that working together the two organizations would be able to lower the “cost of ownership”, providing a spur to innovation in the sector.

RFaxis claims its technology is ideal for high-power applications in the home automation and smart power environments and combines and small form factor with low cost.

GreenPeak, meanwhile, says many of its solutions are specifically targeted at the home automation sector and cover a wide range of products, including home automation gateways, home security, home healthcare, set-top boxes, lighting control and smart energy.
 
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