Trident IoT Launches Taurus Z-Wave Series of Silicon Products

The newly announced Trident IoT Taurus Series silicon will ship in the fourth quarter (Q4) 2024.

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Trident IoT, an RF technology and engineering company focused on decreasing time-to-market for connected device manufacturers, has announced the release of the new Taurus Z-Wave Series of silicon solutions.

The company explains the Trident IoT Taurus Z-Wave Series will encompass system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and modules that support the latest advancements in Z-Wave technology, including Z-Wave Long Range (ZWLR) for the U.S. and the implementation of the ZWLR European specification. The Taurus Z-Wave Series will ship with an SDK based on Open Z-Wave Specification Release 2024A.

“The Taurus Series gives global manufacturers access to cutting-edge Z-Wave capabilities,” says co-founder Bill Scheffler, Trident IoT. “This silicon series and SDK will be the first to implement the ZWLR European specification, accelerating IoT product development worldwide.”

Taurus Z-Wave Series of Silicon Utilize ARM Microprocessors

According to Trident IoT, the Taurus Z-Wave Series is based on an ultra-low power, high performance Z-Wave SoC. The Taurus SoC solution is designed to enable Z-Wave solutions with class-leading battery life, range, and memory.

Taurus Series chips feature an ARM Cortex-M33 microprocessor, 1MB of flash program memory, and 288KB of SRAM data memory for exceptional processing and response time. Trident IoT points out the sub-GHz radios transmit at +20dBm and +14 dBm, enabling communication over distances over a mile.

Other features the Taurus chips support include Z-Wave Plus, Z-Wave Plus v2 and ZWLR, which enables the development of secure, reliable, scalable, and backwards-compatible solutions for smart home, hospitality, multi-dwelling units and more. Using the ZWLR 12-bit addressing space, the company continues, the Taurus Series supports networks of up to 4000 nodes; Taurus chips also leverage ZWLR dynamic power control, enabling end point battery life of up to 10 years from a single coin-cell battery.

“ZWLR is a revolutionary technology, with the power to expand the reach, scale and utility of IoT applications while preserving full backward compatibility with currently deployed Z-Wave devices,” comments Avi Rosenthal, chairman of the board, Z-Wave Alliance. “This new Z-Wave silicon offering, paired with the Trident IoT SDK and design services, will enable more Z-Wave Alliance members to take advantage of ZWLR capabilities, bringing exciting new products to market faster around the globe.”

In line with the company’s goal to decrease time-to-market for IoT devices, Trident IoT will offer end-to-end engineering consultation for new products integrating Taurus Z-Wave Series silicon. In addition to the Taurus Series SDK, Trident IoT customers will also have access to an exclusive library of both Z-Wave and ZWLR device and sensor reference designs, created to accelerate the development of innovative new edge-of-property applications.

Trident IoT emphasizes that it will also offers in-depth consulting on wireless connectivity, including Z-Wave technology.

“Trident IoT was launched in response to a gap in the availability of IoT product design services,” notes Mariusz Malkowski, CTO and founder, Trident IoT. “The demand for consultation has been extraordinary: in just six months we’ve had to double our engineering resources.”

Trident IoT boasts that its Trident IoT lab is fully equipped and available for Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus v2, and ZWLR end product compliance and testing to support the latest product development by partners.

The company adds that by providing silicon, design services, and in-house compliance testing, it can help device manufacturers decrease time-to-market for new Z-Wave products by more than 60%.

“In-depth consulting services from the Trident IoT team will be an invaluable accelerator for Fortune Brands, helping us to bring new Z-Wave-certified products to market in the near future,” stresses Kevin Kraus, VP of technology alliances and IoT business development, Yale – Fortune Brands Innovation With the launch of this new single-die silicon solution, we look forward to collaborating on new devices with next-generation capabilities, including long-range and potentially even multi-protocol devices.”

The Taurus Series silicon will begin shipping at scale in Q4 2024.

 

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