SOURCE: Andes Technology Corporation

Andes Technology Corporation

September 09, 2015 08:00 ET

Andes Technology Joins the Thread Group

Andes Joins IoT Consortium Helping to Drive Adoption of Thread Wireless Networking Protocol

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - September 09, 2015) - Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based suppliers of small, low-power 32-bit embedded CPU cores, today announced that it has joined The Thread Group, an industry organization dedicated to market education and product certification for Thread, a low-power, wireless mesh networking protocol designed to easily and securely connect hundreds of devices in the home. Andes intends to leverage its expertise in low power device design to incorporate Thread technology into their industry-leading, low-power CPU core portfolio, enabling secure, low-power Thread devices -- such as thermostats, light bulbs and security cameras -- for the connected home.

"Andes has deep experience in balancing the competing design requirements of IoT devices which will compose Thread mesh networks -- intensive signal processing capacity, support for a wide range of sensor inputs, and years of battery life," said Charlie Hong-Men Su, Ph.D. Andes Technology CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D. "We look forward to incorporating Thread technology into CPU cores the size of an 8051, with sophisticated data handling functions found in power-hungry 32-bit and 64-bit processors, which can operate for years on a coin cell battery."

Andes Role in Thread

The additional value that Andes brings to the Thread Group is its intimate knowledge of extreme low-power operating capability. This is demonstrated by recent design wins in electronic shelf label and others that required operation on a coin cell battery for a minimum of 5 years. Andes also has deep roots in wireless communications protocols including WiFi and ZigBee. For example, Andes power-aware ZigBee stack implementation (AndesZ) can fit in a memory as small as only 12.7KB. Andes low power cores can support 802.11n WiFi driver with IP v6 stacks and 6LoWPAN, which in turn are the basis for WiFi Station and AP, DHCP, DNS, and HTTP.

About Andes Technology Corporation

Andes Technology Corporation is a leader in developing high-performance/low-power 32-bit processors and its associated SoC platforms to serve the rapidly growing embedded system applications worldwide. The company's broad and deep technical expertise in microprocessor, system architecture, operating system, software tool chain development, and SoC VLSI implementation enables designers to shorten their time-to-market with quality designs. In addition, Andes' innovative configurable platform solution allows design teams to construct unique system architecture and hardware/software partitioning to achieve the optimal SoC. For more information about Andes, please visit www.andestech.com.

About Thread

Designed for consumers and devices in and around the home, Thread easily and securely connects hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud using real Internet Protocols in a low-power, wireless mesh network. The non-profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home, educating product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco and Yale Security. Since opening its membership in October 2014, Thread has quickly grown to more than 160 members. For more information, please visit http://www.threadgroup.org.

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