Adesto Technologies Corporation, which provides application-specific semiconductors and embedded systems for IoT, announced that its FT 6050 Smart Transceiver system-on-chip (SoC) now natively supports LON, LON/IP, BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP protocol stacks.
The company said that the new addition will enable the LON and BACnet industrial protocols to communicate simultaneously over the Free Topology (FT) channel.
Adesto said that its FT 6050 Smart Transceiver will modernize and simplify automation and control networks, especially in smart buildings.
The firm highlighted that its open-systems approach allows BACnet workstations and LON network manager and integrator tools to natively field-configure, provision and monitor controllers as either LON or BACnet devices, or both. For OEMs, the FT 6050 can enable differentiated architectures with fewer SKUs needed in inventory, while making the integrator’s job easier and more flexible for both retrofits and new installations, the company said.
“Our customers want scalable, interoperable and extensible systems that are extremely simple to install, and they want a uniform management architecture that can share data across networks and also externally to cloud systems. By combining LON and BACnet, two widely deployed open protocols in the industrial IoT, we are giving them exactly that,” said Apurba Pradhan, vice president of product management, Adesto. “The FT 6050 is already experiencing strong traction, with adoption by innovative controller manufacturers and growing volume in industrial control applications. We expect this latest development to drive further interest. Looking ahead, we will continue to roll out further FT based innovations across our edge devices and embedded IoT platform, focused on ease of interoperability between devices and ease of integration to IoT and cloud systems.”
“Our Circon VAV-350 is a controller based on Adesto’s advanced FT 6050 chip for smart networks, simultaneously running LON, LON/IP, BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP stacks. Adesto’s multi-protocol approach provides integrators with unparalleled flexibility for installing the VAV-350,” said Surge Uppal, owner, Efficient Building Automation Corporation.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Adesto Technologies Corporation’s technology is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide.