New communication protocol stack can significantly reduce development time for customers

04-05-2017 | Avnet | Semiconductors

Avnet Silica has announced availability of a communication protocol stack, implemented in firmware, for the KNX standard for the application development of home and building systems. Designed to run on XMC industrial microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies, the new KNX Stack NGS developed by Weinzierl Engineering delivers a fully certified platform to customers to help them significantly reduce their development time of KNX-based products and systems.

Supporting all communication media types such as Ethernet (IP), RF and TP, the KNX bus system is ISO/IEC14543 approved and has evolved to become one of the most important communication standards in home and building systems and is ideal for a wide range of applications, including lighting control, HVAC systems, energy management, smart metering, and security, monitoring and alarming.
The KNX standard defines a complex communication protocol that can mean significant investment in terms of both implementation and certification. However, the company’s offering of the Weinzierl KNX Stack NGS on XMC means that customers will gain a KNX Association certified platform to enable the fast development of KNX-bus based devices. This is especially the case for highly complex applications, where the alternative is development based upon legacy solutions and potentially a longer engineering process.

The company’s customer support for KNX systems includes availability of evaluation boards and software tools, as well as a comprehensive training workshop, advice on system architectures and full support during the application development cycle.

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