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ZigBee Wireless Technology and the IEEE802.15.4 Protocol, Emerging Markets, and Future Uses.

The cost of networking sensors has always been an impediment to deploying geographically dense sensor systems. With the advent of IEEE 802.15.4 and mesh networking technologies like ZigBee, the cost and complexity of connecting sensors and control elements to one another and to "someone who cares" is no longer an issue. Find out how IEEE 802.15.4 works, get an overview of the ZigBee wireless networking and the function of the ZigBee Alliance, and hear how the technology is being used in market-leading innovative applications.

About the Speaker

Presenter Jon AdamsJon Adams is a director of wireless technology and strategy at Freescale Semiconductor Inc., and an authority in wireless including ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiMax, Ultra Wideband, NFC/RFID and Cellular (2/3/4G) technologies. He is experienced from circuit-level implementation to regulatory policy to market strategy in the handheld, mobile connectivity, multimedia, industrial, residential control and monitoring markets. In addition to his role as Vice-Chair at the ZigBee Alliance, he is on the Board of Directors of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), and Freescale's lead delegate to the cellular-operator-led Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) organization and the handset-OEM-led Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance.

Mr. Adams is or has recently been a voting member of IEEE802.11/Wi-Fi, .15/Short-Range, .16/WiMax and .18/Regulatory working groups. Before Freescale, he was the payload manager for the NASA/JPL Electra transceiver, the beginning of a orbiting telecommunications network extending the Internet to Mars. He holds BSE and MSEE degrees from UCLA, with the latter a focus on EM Propagation and Scattering.

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IEEE_PHX_ComSoc_Oct07_ZigBee.pdf (Presentation PDF)