Z-Wave 700 Launches on the Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko Platform

Silicon Labs has launched the Z-Wave 700 on the Wireless Gecko platform. Z-Wave 700 delivers on Silicon Labs’ vision and platform integration roadmap following the company’s acquisition of Z-Wave technology in April 2018. According to Silicon Lab, the new smart home platform builds on Z-Wave’s S2 security and interoperability by improving energy efficiency and adding higher performance, longer range RF capabilities. By leveraging the Wireless Gecko platform, Z-Wave 700 enables developers to create new classes of smaller, more intelligent smart home products at a lower cost and faster time-to-market.

Z-Wave 700 combines an ARM processor-based platform with large on-chip memory to enable greater intelligence at the edge and secure inclusion in less than one second. The Z-Wave 700 platform uses a 10-year coin-cell battery, enabling more wireless sensor applications. Enhanced RF extends Z-Wave 700 device range beyond traditional limits to the edge of the yard and throughout a multi-story home.

Z-Wave 700 builds on core Z-Wave features to enable interoperability with thousands of devices and ensure best-in-class security with built-in Security 2 (S2). Z-Wave 700 also includes SmartStart, providing an easy way to automatically create and configure Z-Wave networks for instant device installation success.

Z-Wave 700 is shipping pre-orders now to 150 beta customers within the Z-Wave Alliance, and production quantities are planned to be available in late Q1 2019. Here are all the specs.