Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 5, 2013 - The Ember ZigBee solutions, including silicon devices, software and development tools, from Silicon Labs have achieved Golden Unit certification from the ZigBee Alliance for the newly released ZigBee IP specification, the company has announced.

ZigBee IP is the first open standard for IPv6-based wireless mesh networking solutions, providing seamless, end-to-end internet connectivity and a scalable architecture to control low power devices. It was made publicly available last week.

As one of the first to be certified by the ZigBee Alliance, Silicon Labs’ Ember ZigBee solutions, including EM35x wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices, Ember ZigBee IP networking software and development tools, will serve as a development platform for building and testing future connected products based on the ZigBee IP specification.

The Golden Unit certification process ensures that ZigBee IP products from different vendors will interoperate seamlessly.

“We welcome the release of the ZigBee IP specification because it gives semiconductor, software and system suppliers a single proven standard for developing and deploying low power, cost effective IP-based solutions for the Internet of Things,” said Diwakar Vishakhadatta, vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs’ Embedded Systems group. “We look forward to continuing collaboration with the ZigBee Alliance and its members to promote ZigBee IP and implement the specification in a wide range of connected device products.”