At the 2014 International CES, NXP® Semiconductors is demonstrating a wireless smart lighting network designed for ease of installation in the home. The demo includes an energy harvesting switch (battery-less, no wires) developed by EnOcean, a world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions. The switch uses the NXP JN5161 wireless microcontroller and implements the ZigBee® Green Power feature.
Using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, the EnOcean switch can be added to a home network simply by tapping an NFC-equipped mobile phone on the gateway to collect important network parameters, and then using the phone to pass them on to the switch. Designed by NXP, the gateway connects devices using ZigBee or JenNet-IP™ to the Internet via an existing home Wi-Fi router. The gateway simply plugs into the home router via an Ethernet port, and supports ZigBee Light Link, ZigBee Home Automation and JenNet-IP for wireless communication, as well as NFC for commissioning. Completing the demo are wireless color LEDs and tunable white dimmable LED lamps, which can also be added to the network using NFC and then controlled via an Android™ smartphone. The smart lighting demo is featured in the NXP booth at CES 2014 (Central Plaza 9).