Silicon Labs Gains ZigBee Certification

Austin-based analog and mixed signal IC developer Silicon Labs reported today that it has scored ZigBee certification for one of its products. Silicon Labs said its Ember ZigBee products--which includes both silicon, software, and development tools--have received "Golden Unit" certification from industry group the ZigBee Alliance. ZigBee is a low power, wireless mesh networking protocol being used in industrial and other applications. The firm said the certification makes its Ember ZigBEE software, tools, and products as a "preferred development platform" for building and testing products based on the new ZigBee IP specification.