Sigma Designs smart home chip

While the future of our homes is inevitably "smart" -- smartphones, smart TVs, smart appliances, smart wearables -- the phrase "smart home" is still something of a misnomer. But this week, SoC semiconductor designer Sigma Designs revealed a new chip that could open the door to the smart home we've all been imagining.

Sigma's new smart home platform, dubbed Z-Wave 700-Series, features a chip that has a multiyear battery lifetime and stunning sensor lifetime of over 10 years. All of that from a single coin-cell battery. But in spite of its size and low power radio performance, the 700-Series has a range of 300 feet, which can cover a multi-story house.

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