ON Semiconductor joins Thread Group
ON Semiconductor has become a member of 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. This move underlines the company's commitment to implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technology across all key application areas.
Thread is the new IP-based low-power wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home. It is designed to easily and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud using real Internet Protocols in a low-power, wireless mesh network.
â€œMembership in Thread Group will keep ON Semiconductor at the forefront of IoT development in relation to the digital home,â€ added Ryan Cameron, vice president of Industrial and Timing products at ON Semiconductor. â€œWorking together with other members, we will be able to realize the groupâ€™s principal goal of making it possible to connect and control electronic systems within peopleâ€™s living spaces in a straight-forward, reliable and energy efficient manner.â€
â€œEveryone at Thread Group is very pleased to have ON Semiconductor join our membership and we feel the company will be a great asset to us in the future,â€ stated Chris Boross, president of Thread Group. â€œWeâ€™re delighted that ON Semiconductor will join our efforts to establish Thread as the most widely-adopted protocol powering the next generation of the connected home.â€
The NCS3651x family of 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) ultra-low power transceivers was introduced late last year in support of ON Semiconductorâ€™s IoT initiative. Developed using the companyâ€™s expertise in highly integrated mixed-signal technology and radio frequency (RF) design, all devices are optimized for low power consumption and high efficiency with single supply operation from a standard battery (1.0 volt (V) to 3.6 V) and best in class low receive and transmit currents. They are ideal for use in low data rate, intermittent communication for smart metering, home automation, building automation, lighting and other IoT applications.