California Eastern Laboratories and LS Research have signed an exclusive global agreement to design, manufacture, and market miniature transceiver modules for ZigBee and other low-cost, low-power IEEE 802.15.4 wireless data applications. The companies have teamed on a fully integrated drop-in module based on the MC13192 transceiver IC and MC9S08GT60 microprocessor from Freescale Semiconductor. The module features a 100-mW power amplifier and offers as much as 4000 feet of range in line-of-sight operation. The module is ideal for wireless office and factory automation, in security systems, and for automated heating, lighting, and air-conditioning systems.

California Eastern Laboratories (www.cel.com) LS Research (www.lsr.com)