Melexis to Chair DASH7 Automotive Working Group

IEPER, Belgium, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Melexis, an early and innovative semiconductor player in the RFID market, announced today its participation as co-chair of the newly formed Automotive Working Group within the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes t

Melexis to Chair DASH7 Automotive Working Group

IEPER, Belgium, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Melexis, an early and innovative semiconductor player in the RFID market, announced today its participation as co-chair of the newly formed Automotive Working Group within the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 standard for wireless sensor networking. As an active member of the DASH7 Alliance, Melexis works closely with more than 50 organizations around the world to advance development of the ISO 18000-7 (DASH7) standard.

"DASH7's potential for automotive applications like tire pressure monitoring or other in-vehicle wireless communications is tremendous," said Patrick Burns, President of the DASH7 Alliance. "By collaborating closely with a leader like Melexis to not only bring these applications to life but also to build the automotive ecosystem within the DASH7 Alliance, we are breaking important ground in one of the largest sensor markets on the planet."

The company's mission as co-chair for the DASH7 Automotive Working Group will be to craft a multi-year roadmap for bringing DASH7 into a variety of automotive applications and markets. For more information on the DASH7 Automotive Working Group visit http://ht.ly/2hQSv.

"There is a great potential for DASH7 technology in the automotive area," said Gilles Cerede, Product Line Manager for Wireless Automotive & Sensing at Melexis. "We see a perfect fit between DASH7 features and performance and the requirements of wireless safety applications. For example the ultra low power consumption matches the TPMS life time constraints, while the "multi-kilometer" communication range is perfectly suited for car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure applications. Last but not least, DASH7 is compatible from a frequency point of view with existing Remote Keyless Entry systems."

Products with DASH7 wireless sensor networking capability simplify the way we connect with the people, places and things around us. Operating in the license-free 433 MHz spectrum, DASH7 offers multi-kilometer range, multi-year battery life, sensor and security support, and tag-to-tag communications. DASH7 devices operate on a single global frequency and are interoperable "out of the box" regardless of application and by design do not require cumbersome application profiles. DASH7 is the brand given to the ISO 18000-7 standard for active RFID similar to the use of the WiFi brand for IEEE 802.11 communications.

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