Wireless Applications

Renesas Supports ONE-NET Wireless Initiative

December 6, 2006

The new open low-power standard is optimized for residential and small business control applications.


SAN JOSE, CA, -- The ONE-NET community announced that Renesas Technology America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Renesas Technology Corp., a leading integrated technology and device manufacturer and one of the world's largest microcontroller suppliers, is supporting ONE-NET, an independent, user-supported development community committed to open standards. Renesas Technology America is providing microcontroller-based technology and development tools to enable low-power connectivity for the ONE-NET wireless standard. Optimized for residential and small business control applications, ONE-NET is designed to use low power and provide good security at a low cost. ONE-NET's participant companies have brought together their collective expertise to help develop the standard's comprehensive design specification, which will be distributed royalty-free so that more consumers can enjoy the benefits of wireless connectivity.

The ONE-NET community has developed and made public its specifications for the physical and networking protocol, source code examples for microcontrollers, schematics, and bill-of-materials for reference designs and links to ONE-NET suppliers. Use of the ONE-NET standard is royalty free, and simple open source licensing rules apply. The ONE-NET logo will identify products tested for interoperability and compliance with the standard.

"Low-power design and security are two key elements for developing systems that are wirelessly controlled, such as building automation, home security, and other networked systems," said Ali Sebt, vice president, system LSI business unit, Renesas Technology America Inc. "The combination of Renesas' versatile, power-sensitive microcontrollers with built-in security mechanism and the ONE-NET low-power wireless protocol provides a cost-effective solution that meets the performance, integration, and power consumption requirements of wireless system developers."

About ONE-NET
ONE-NET is an independent, user-supported development community committed to open standards. Its ONE-NET standard for low-power wireless connectivity is optimized for residential and small business control applications, and it is designed to use low power and provide good security at a low cost. Founding members of the ONE-NET design community—including Analog Devices, Integration Associates, Micrel Semiconductor, Renesas Technology, RF Monolithics, Semtech Corp., and Threshold Corp.—have all committed to develop products and/or components to the ONE-NET standard. For more information about ONE-NET and the ONE-NET open design standard for low-power wireless, visit the organization's Web site.


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