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Sigma Designs® Selects Adesto Technologies Serial Flash for Z-Wave® Chipsets
Wednesday, August 09, 2017.
Low Power, Secure Memory Supports Over-the-Air Updates for Smart Home Applications
SANTA CLARA, CA – August 09, 2017 – Adesto Technologies, (NASDAQ: IOTS), a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power non-volatile memory (NVM) products, announced that its serial flash memory has been selected to support Sigma Designs ZM5101 and ZM5202 Z-Wave communications chipsets. The Adesto memory solutions enable system designers to build over-the-air (OTA) update functions into their smart home and other wireless devices.
Designed for low power operation, high system efficiency and secure data storage, Adesto’s new DataFlash-L (AT25PE Series) and DataFlash (AT45 Series) products will support Sigma customers in designs that incorporate the two Z-Wave chipsets. Current designs using these modules include a wide range of end applications including smart lighting, wireless thermostats, smart metering, home security devices and more. The open Z-Wave standard already powers more than 70 million interoperable smart home devices worldwide.
“Adesto stepped in to fill a clear industry need with a solution that’s perfectly aligned with our Z-Wave modules,” said Raoul Wijgergangs, VP, IoT – Z-Wave Business Unit at Sigma Designs. “OTA is supported by over 75% of our smart home IoT products which have been released in the last three years where field upgrade flexibility in the smart home has become the default market requirement. Adesto’s DataFlash memory solution is essential to continuing that adoption trend.”
“Our DataFlash products are an excellent match for Sigma’s innovative Z-Wave modules and address the system needs for the fast growing smart home applications market,” said Paul Hill, Adesto’s Serial Flash Product Marketing Director. “Advanced features such as page-erase and a single command to read, modify and write data, make it possible for systems to update data and firmware without burdening the microcontroller with additional tasks. Features like these make DataFlash and DataFlash-L extremely efficient and help maximize battery life.”
Adesto’s DataFlash products offer a range of power-saving features including a wide (1.65V-3.6V) operating voltage range (Vcc) and “ultra-deep power down” mode which allows the device to function with a class-leading standby current of less than 400 nanoamps. DataFlash products also feature byte-level erase and write operations and comprehensive security to protect stored data and prevent outside tampering.
Adesto’s application specific memory products are used in a wide of variety of end applications with a strong presence in the Internet of Things, ranging from smart homes, smart metering and fitness monitors and asset trackers.
About Adesto Technologies
Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) is a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power, smart non-volatile memory products. The company has designed and built a portfolio of innovative products with intelligent features to conserve energy and enhance performance, including Fusion Serial Flash, DataFlash®, EcoXiP™ and products based on its trademark resistive RAM technology called Conductive Bridging RAM (CBRAM®). CBRAM® is a breakthrough technology platform that enables 100 times less energy consumption than today’s flash memory technologies as well as delivering enhanced performance.
About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in enabling smart home convergence. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading Connected Smart TV platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.
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