Not one to be left out of the wireless sensor market, Texas Instruments has completed their acquisition of low power RF wireless transceiver company Chipcon. (Press release)

The Chipcon product line strengthens
TI’s position in ZigBee, a global standard for wireless monitoring and
control applications. Chipcon was the first company to launch a 2.4 GHz
IEEE 802.15.4 compliant and ZigBee-ready RF transceiver. The company
also introduced the world's first true System-on-Chip ZigBee-compliant
solution and recently added location estimation capability to this
product. Chipcon is the first company to offer three ZigBee-compliant
development platforms and provides a true one-stop-shop solution
including RF transceivers, the industry-leading Z-StackTM ZigBee
protocol software, development tools and proven reference designs.

Chipcon also offers a broad range of
proprietary low-power and high-performance CMOS RF-ICs for a large
number of wireless applications in the 300 to 1000 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM
frequency bands. This product portfolio includes transceivers as well
as true System-on-Chip solutions. Unlike competing System-on-Chip
solutions, these products deliver everything the designer needs in a
single die without requiring off-chip memory and enable shorter
time-to-market, lower cost and smaller end products, due to the high
integration level.