The α Sco platform features ubisys’ carefully engineered Zigbee core stack, Zigbee Green Power stack, and Zigbee Application Framework integrated into an environment that is fun to work with. Featuring a full Linux OS, it provides a runtime environment for the complete suite of ubisys services and applications for IoT hubs.
A quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU running at 900MHz, 1GB RAM, and 16GB flash are all immediately available to the Zigbee stack and applications built on top. Forget about typical limitations, restrictions and nuisances that naturally come with separate network co-processor designs: This architecture is so versatile and powerful that it is hard to push to its limits. Run multiple Zigbee application endpoints as separate processes, or run a single process with multiple application endpoints – the choice is yours!
This platform comprises the Qorvo QPG7015M multi-protocol, multi-channel communications controller. Sharing a single radio and antenna amongst multiple protocols, or multiple instances of the same protocol, avoids the pitfalls and expenses of multiple radios in one product. Run a Zigbee 3.0 network, one or more Bluetooth Low Energy links and operate on a Thread network – all at the same time! Or, operate on up to three different Zigbee networks, potentially each on a different channel, concurrently. There are no restrictions regarding Zigbee device roles. Whether you would like to run as trust center, router, sleepy or non-sleepy end-device: This platform supports all options.
The platform’s modular architecture enables state-of-the-art, feature-rich products with superior performance, security and field-proven robustness. Providing developers with the power of C++ dramatically reduces time-to-market and helps keeping maintenance a snap. Complying to the latest Zigbee PRO 2017 (R22) core and Green Power specifications, and building on 10 years of experience in Zigbee platforms, this platform has been specifically tailored to Zigbee 3.0 – the primary standard for secure, interoperable, easy to deploy and hassle-free mesh networking embedded into the next generation of IoT products. It is ready for upcoming features and generations of Zigbee.
A member of the ubisys BLEND/Z family, it seamlessly combines Zigbee 3.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy for simplified commissioning and allowing intriguing new use cases. This combination is also what inspired the name of this platform: The ubisys α Sco platform is named after Alpha Scorpii, the twin-star comprising a red supergiant, Antares A, and its profound blue companion, Antares B. This metaphor alludes to the symbiotic nature of this dynamic multi-protocol platform.
- SKU N/A
- Firmware Version 1.0 - based on Compact7B Release 2.0.13
- Hardware Version Raspberry Pi 2 Model B + QPG7015M
- Certificate ID ZIG21008ZCP27293-24
- Certified Date 02/10/2021
- Compliance Document Download Compliance Document
- TIS/TRP Tested No