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CEL, Teridian and Synapse unite in developing plug-and-play for LED lighting

May 06, 2010
Partners combine to provide a solution to measure the use of energy and provide intelligent control for lighting applications in 802.15.4-based wireless networks

The latest technology will be demonstrated at LIGHTFAIR International 2010 in Las Vegas between May 12th and 14th. California Eastern Laboratories (CEL), Teridian Semiconductor and Synapse Wireless will demonstrate their latest development for the intelligent wireless control and energy monitoring of LED light fixtures and advanced solid state lighting products. The comprehensive solution includes CEL's MeshConnect™ 802.15.4 product line, Teridian's 78M661x system-on-chip (SoC), and Synapse's SNAP® network operating system. CEL develops IEEE 802.15.4 Radio Modules and Transceiver IC's and is the exclusive sales and marketing partner for products made by the Compound Semiconductor Devices Business Division (CSDBD) of Renesas Electronics. Its products are used for voice, LED lighting control, solar/wind power, HVAC control andsecurity systems. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system and Teridian Semiconductor designs, and manufactures system-on-chip integrated circuits used in the energy measurement, control and communication markets, as well as networking, and secure access systems. Industrial analyst firm, Optoelectronics at Strategies Unlimited has predicted the global market for LEDs in lighting to grow at 44% CAGR over the next five years. Similarly, the demand for energy measurement capabilities in a broad range of devices and applications is also increasing. As a result, CEL, Teridian, Synapse are introducing a comprehensive, plug-and-play solution targeted to manufacturers of LED and advanced solid state lighting products. The solution will measure the use of energy and provide intelligent control for lighting applications in an 802.15.4-based wireless network. "CEL is excited about expanding its existing partnership with Synapse to now include a collaborative effort with Teridian. Each of the three partners provides an important component for intelligent wireless control and energy management for LED lighting and other solid state lighting applications," commented Rich Howell, director of Business Development for CEL. Last month Teridian launched the 78M6618, the second in the family of energy measurement solutions for the home and enterprise. Teridian's energy measurement SoCs offer unprecedented accuracy of better than +/-0.5 percent over a 2000:1 dynamic range with self calibration. The end result is the ability to measure even the smallest amounts of energy. Jay Cormier, Teridian VP and GM of Energy Measurement & Communications said "The outcome of the collaboration between Teridian, Synapse and CEL is the complete integration of electronic components and software into a reliable, cost-effective solution that enables products to come to market faster." "Teridian is a natural extension to our partnership with CEL," said Wade Patterson, Synapse CEO. "Now the SNAP network operating system and CEL's MeshConnect modules can combine with the outstanding performance of the Teridian embedded energy monitoring solution to provide exceptional value and accelerated time to revenue for our solid state lighting customers." Teridian, Synapse and CEL will be located at booth #2428 in the Building Integration Pavilion on the show floor.  

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