Saturday, October 30, 2004
ZigBee is HOT!
The name ZigBee™ comes from the domestic honeybee, which uses a zig-zag type of dance to communicate important information to other hive members. This communications dance (the "ZigBee Principle") is what engineers are trying to emulate with this protocol -- a bunch of separate, simple organisms that join to together to tackle complex tasks. Besides, it's a catchy name, at least the equal to its rival Bluetooth!
We at Pegasus Technologies are in the process of designing a 2.4 GHz ZigBee™ module, and as a result have done a lot of research on this topic. Some of the stuff we have found is here. Happy hunting!
ZigBee™ is a trademark of the ZigBee Alliance