SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2018 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), today announced a collaboration with Germany-based company, Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH (EDC), to integrate IDT’s 6LoWPAN wireless modules and sensor products into EDC’s Industry 4.0 platform.

The “SystemOnModule” approach of IDT’s ZWIR45xx family of wireless modules make these solutions an ideal choice for embedding wireless connectivity into EDC’s SmartFIT Connect Platform.

“Our collaboration with IDT just started a few months ago,” said Dr. Steffen Heinz, co-founder and CEO of Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH. “We quickly decided to use IDT’s secure wireless modules, as we saw a huge advantage in running the complete sensor data acquisition on the wireless module on top of the 6LoWPAN stack.”

“The fully featured over-the-air update (OTAU) capability further enables us to distribute firmware upgrades or new algorithms to every sensor node in the future,” said André Lange, co-founder and CEO of Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH. “IDT’s continuous support has allowed us to add a wireless showcase for our booth at SENSOR+TEST 2019, even with very limited time and budget. Thanks to the easy implementation, we can concentrate on our core business.”

“We are excited about our new collaboration with EDC,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, EVP of Renesas Technology & IDT’s president and CEO. “We continue to partner with innovative companies and look forward to adding IDT’s humidity, VOC gas, temperature and flow sensor technology into EDC’s SmartFIT system. The new ZWIR4532 will further reduce both space and power consumption for future low power sensors.”

The ZWIR4532 is a complete and fully-featured IoT connectivity module, incorporating an Arm® microcontroller, a sub-Gigahertz radio transceiver and optional license-free IDT firmware download. It is an excellent solution for IoT connectivity thanks to its support for native communication with computers and mobile devices through IPv6, and its ability to create secure, self-healing ad-hoc mesh networks that cover large areas and long ranges based on open standard security protocols.

IDT’s ZWIR4532 6LoWPAN wireless IoT connectivity module is currently available. Visit idt.com/6lowpan for more details or to place orders, or contact your local sales representative.

About Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH (EDC)

EDC was founded in 2008 by Dr. Steffen Heinz and André Lange as a spin-off of Chemnitz University of Technology. EDC develops and produces hardware and software solutions for Industry 4.0 and custom specific ICs (ASICs).   Located in the Technology Campus Chemnitz, the close cooperation with Chemnitz University of Technology and their research partners enable them to be technology drivers in their respective markets and applications. For more information visit www.ed-chemnitz.de.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT’s market-leading products in RF, high performance timing, memory interface, real-time interconnect, optical interconnect, wireless power and smart sensors are among the company’s broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. Additional information about IDT can be found at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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