SOURCE: Sensinode

Sensinode

April 14, 2010 10:44 ET

Sensinode Ltd. Announces Software License Agreement With Texas Instruments

Collaboration Allows Developers to Create 'Internet of Things'

OULU, FINLAND--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -   Sensinode Ltd. today announced that Nanostack 2.0, the company's standards compliant communications protocol stack for IP-enabled smart objects, has been licensed by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). This strategic collaboration will make Nanostack™ 2.0 available to developers using TI's low-power RF solutions in applications such as energy metering, lighting and building control systems.

Nanostack 2.0 implements the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6LoWPAN specification (RFC4944) with key updates, which defines basic technology to transmit IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) packets for transmission over IEEE 802.15.4(g) wireless network devices. The Sensinode software stack features the industry's smallest code footprint, requiring less than 32k of flash, extreme robustness and the potential to support customer applications on the same processor as the IP-network stack. 

"Global interest in providing wireless connectivity for sensors and control devices in the smart grid and intelligent building applications is making 2010 a very exciting year for embedded system designers," said Ville Mickelsson, CEO of Sensinode. "We are pleased that TI will offer our state-of-the-art software stack as a solution for IPv6-connected devices, which provides developers all of the advantages of working within the well-known and readily scalable Internet Protocol environment."

A leading supplier of low-power RF System-on-Chip (SOC) and transceiver solutions, TI announced (in April 2009) support for the integration of native IP capability and open standards for wireless sensor networking devices in smart energy applications. TI also has been a member of the IPSO Alliance, which promotes the adoption of IP to create the "Internet of Things," since 2008.

"TI's low-power RF portfolio provides systems developers with an ideal platform to design the next generation of smart objects connected to IP-enabled networks," said Laurent Giai-Miniet, general manager, Low-power RF at TI. "In providing TI's leading design community with Sensinode's connectivity software stacks, we are able to accelerate the evolution of tomorrow's smart sensors and spur game-changing advancements in embedded designs." 

About TI Low-Power RF Developer Network
 
Sensinode Ltd. is a member of the TI Low-Power RF Developer Network, the most extensive collection of global low-power wireless development support in the industry. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware and software and consulting services. TI's microcontroller and low-power RF products help wireless designers achieve low power consumption, long range and reliable performance at a competitive price. For more information on TI's third party program, please visit www.ti.com/lprfnetwork

About Sensinode Ltd.
 Sensinode Ltd. is a leading provider of commercial 6LoWPAN technology, providing innovative, open-standard products to realize the vision of IP-based networks of Smart Objects. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, Sensinode was founded on over 10 years of research and innovation in IP-based wireless embedded systems. A founding member of the IPSO Alliance, Sensinode's vision is that IP-based low-power RF such as IEEE 802.15.4(g) will be the next WiFi and will power the "Internet of Things." This will enable real-time physical sensing, tracking and identification with enterprise systems and the Internet through scalable low-power networks in building automation, asset management, advanced metering and other applications. For more information: www.sensinode.com

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Ville Mickelsson, CEO
    Sensinode Ltd.
    Oulu, Finland
    Tel: +358 10 387 8687
    Email: ville.mickelsson(at)sensinode.com

    Matthew Schmidt
    Small Planet Public Relations for Sensinode
    San Mateo, CA
    Tel: 650-345-3549
    Email: matt(at)smallplanetpr.com