Mindteck Successfully Develops ZigBee Specification Compliant Protocol Stack for Freescale

(PRWEB) June 15, 2006

Mindteck (BSE: MDTK) announced the successful development of BeeStack for Freescale Semiconductor to be used with HCS08 microcontroller and the MC1319X series of RF data modems. This combination has gone through compliance testing with the ZigBee specification and is one of the certified platforms for use in ZigBee applications.

Mindtecks ZigBee Center of Excellence (CoE) is a one-stop-shop ZigBee solution center, providing product design, development, implementation, and deployment services to worldwide customers.

Acknowledging this landmark achievement, Shankar Velayudhan, Group Chief Technology Officer, Mindteck said, This ZigBee stack is specifically tailored for Freescales low power HCS08 microcontroller and the MC1319X series of RF data modems. With aggressive power and resource management, this ZigBee compliant platform is a perfect design choice for ZigBee-enabled products.

Freescale had earlier announced the availability of BeeKit in the Freescale Technology Forum held in Shanghai last month. BeeKit includes BeeStack and developer configuration tool that supports Freescale’s platforms based on the HCS08 MCU.

Mindtecks proven capabilities in embedded systems development and expertise in ZigBee specification design services were instrumental in Freescales decision to work with Mindteck, said Brett Black, commercial wireless operations manager for Freescale. The ZigBee stack now gives us the flexibility to customize and optimize the platform to differentiate ourselves from the competition.

Mindtecks competitive business model comprising transformational outsourcing services focused on improving customers operating model, value-gains from domain and core technologies expertise, and cost competitiveness resulting from offshore project execution was the other decisive factor in this landmark deal.

“Mindtecks partnership and development history with Freescale opens the door for more ZigBee compliant platforms to enter the market, said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. ZigBee dominates the wireless sensors and control market largely because of its vast selection of compliant platforms produced by the top semiconductor companies in the world.”

About Mindteck

Mindteck (BSE: MDTK) provides a wide range of information technology solutions that help customers enhance their overall business performance. The companys portfolio comprises of Embedded Systems, Enterprise Consulting ServicesSAP and IT Services. Mindteck is a leading provider of product development lifecycle services in embedded systems development. The technology capabilities are well supported by industry-specific experiences in developing solutions for analytical instruments, semiconductor manufacturing, wireless, and medical equipment industries. Mindteck is a ZigBee design services company providing ZigBee application development and ZigBee compliant stack development services.


About ZigBee TM Alliance

The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at http://www.zigbee.org.

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