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05/04/16  AMIHO Technology and ROHM Semiconductor Launch New Wireless M-Bus Evaluation Kit for IoT Applications and Smart Metering

Speed time to market with the AE060 868MHz starter kit. AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, and ROHM Semiconductor announce the launch of their latest Evaluation Kit, designed to get customers up and running rapidly with sub-GHz radio design for IoT and Smart Metering markets.

Speed time to market with the AE060 868MHz starter kit Cambridge, 6 April 2016 AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, and ROHM Semiconductor announce the launch of their latest Evaluation Kit, designed to get customers up and running rapidly with sub-GHz radio design. The kit contains two nodes based on AMIHO’s AM060 868 MHz Wireless M-Bus radio modem module. This design features the ROHM LAPIS ML7345 radio transceiver. The AM060 module delivers high sensitivity, is neatly contained in AMIHO’s compact footprint (17.8 x 20.3 mm), is pre-loaded with AMIHO’s fully-featured Wireless M-Bus software stack and drivers, has on-board power saving features and is ready for deployment in volume production. In addition, with security a major concern for today’s smart networks, it includes AES128 encrpytion with AES256 to follow.

“AMIHO’s application of our radio transceiver is a great demonstration of the benefits of our technology,” said Hiroshi Kume, Senior Product Manager at ROHM Semiconductor. “The radio has a built-in packet engine that enables the MCU to stay in low power mode for longer, increasing battery life.”

“We make life easier for our customers and help them get their new products to market quickly and efficiently,” explains Managing Director David Blumstein. “This new evaluation kit is a perfect starter kit to get your smart meter or other IoT device communicating easily with Wireless M-Bus compliant modules.”

The AE060 evaluation kit is available from AMIHO or ROHM.
Key features:
• AMIHO’s complete Wireless Meter-Bus radio module with fully featured Wireless M-Bus-compliant protocol stack
• Compact footprint 20.3 x 18.7 mm
• Universal evaluation board suitable for all AMIHO products
• AES128 encryption/decryption
• Accessible on-board Renesas RL78 MCU
• ROHM LAPIS ML7345 radio transceiver
• M-Bus packet engine for low power operation www.amihotechnology.com ENDS About AMIHO Technology Connecting Every Thing for an everything-connected world

AMIHO Technology, based in Cambridge UK, are experts in sub-GHz wireless communications. AMIHO delivers innovative, production-ready radio modules and software stacks. Our solutions enable fast and simple wireless connectivity for the IoT, Smart Metering, Building Automation and Smart Home markets. AMIHO also provides collaborative professional design services to enable users to integrate or customise the company’s products and technology thereby speeding time to market. www.amihotechnology.com

About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 362,772 million yen (3.30 billion US$) revenue with 20,843 employees in the last fiscal year ending March 2015. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra-Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe. LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG and Kionix are companies of ROHM Group. ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
For further information please contact www.rohm.com/eu

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