Air conditioning remote control

Air conditioning remote control

A typical air conditioning system consists of an external unit, an internal unit and a remote control. For the remote control unit, NXP’s unique capacitive touch solutions combined with our wireless microcontrollers enable “smart” two-way communication, a very low power profile, and increased user reliability.

Key features and benefits

  • Bi-directional communication and operation outside the line of sight using ZigBee RF4CE (or other IEEE 802.15.4 software stack)
  • Straightforward long-distance operation
  • Ultra-low power consumption for longer battery lifetimes
  • Connectivity between appliances to enable control of multiple units
  • Design that can be reused across multiple devices
  • Same tools supporting various stack implementations (RF4CE, ZigBee PRO, JenNet-IP, etc.)
  • Worldwide-certified wireless MCU solutions (JN516x wireless microcontrollers)
  • One-stop solution for interface (capacitive touch), RF transceiver, wireless microcontroller and discrete

Latest videos

  • Smart Remote Control with Two-Way Communication (N...

    youtube video

    Smart Remote Control with Two-Way Communication (NXP Demo)


NXP offers complete ZigBee solutions with integrated MCU and ZigBee transceivers, featuring industry superior sleep current and several software stacks. To ensure a reliable user interaction and low power profile for the remote control design, our capacitive touch solutions come with a patented software algorithm enabling self calibration and very low active currents below 6 uA.

Documentation for this application

File nameTitleTypeFormatDate
JN516XIEEE802.15.4 Wireless Microcontroller (1.3)Data sheetpdf2013-06-19
JN-DS-JN5168MO-1v2JN5168 wireless microcontroller modules (1.0)Other typepdf2013-03-27
JN-AN-1158ZigBee RF4CE Solution (1.0)Other typezip2013-05-24
JN-AN-1162JenNet-IP Smart Home Solution (1.0)Other typezip2013-05-24
JN-AN-1170DR1154 Capacitive Touch Remote Control (1.0)Other typezip2013-05-24
JN-AN-1171ZigBee Light Link Solution (1.0)Other typezip2013-05-24
JN-UG-3093JN516x-EK001 Evaluation Kit User Guide (1.1)User manualpdf2013-05-24

Technical support

Do you want to ask technical questions to an NXP expert?
Please select one of the following options:

How to search?

Already registered to MyNXP? or Register