Author Topic: Cost of implementing 6LoWPAN vs ZigBee?  (Read 2809 times)

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Offline Spekkio

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Cost of implementing 6LoWPAN vs ZigBee?
« on: September 29, 2011, 07:29:05 pm »
Hi.
I'm not too familiar with how to test a product that I want to sell on the market. I guess I need EMC testing and CE marking...
Say for example I want a product using 6lowpan, I use a transceiver like CC2520.

What kind of approval of the product do I need before I manufacture them and sell them?

Would it be more expensive to implement 6lowpan myself into a MCU and using a IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver, then to use an existing Zigbee module?
(I guess the IEEE 802.15.4transceiver chip comes preprogrammed with an IEEE adress from the manufacturer)
 

Offline Psi

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Re: Cost of implementing 6LoWPAN vs ZigBee?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 07:33:33 pm »
Good question.

I'm not sure if using a pre-made RF module that's already been tested negates some of your requirements to test the finished product.

Anyone know?
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Offline jdesbonnet

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Re: Cost of implementing 6LoWPAN vs ZigBee?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 12:23:49 pm »
The PR material from Microchip on their MRF24J40Mx modules (based on their MRF24J40 802.15.4 transceiver chip) suggests that a pre-certified module eliminates the need for any RF certification on your part. In Europe (and other jurisdictions) I think it's just a matter of self-certifying the rest.  So if you're a small developer doing a small run it probably makes a lot of sense to integrate a pre-certified module rather than try to integrate a transceiver chip into your PCB design.

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Offline Spekkio

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Re: Cost of implementing 6LoWPAN vs ZigBee?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 05:39:30 pm »
Ok, thanks for the info.
I had a feeling it would get more expensive.
 


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