UL Successfully Completes First IoT Certification for the Thread Group. UL is the only approved test lab validating interoperability and conformance for Thread-enabled products.
UL started working closely with the Thread Group in 2015 to develop the Thread Certification Program. The first Thread-certified Kinetis KW41Z wireless MCU by NXP is a critical component for IoT solutions. This small but powerful microprocessor enables connectivity and control. Manufacturers can now speed up product development by incorporating the Thread-certified Kinetis KW41Z MCU into many IoT applications such as home control, fitness monitoring, asset monitoring and metering.
“The Thread certification of NXP’s Kinetis KW41Z MCU demonstrates UL’s commitment in driving IoT growth and consumer technology innovation,” noted Chris Guy, General Manager EMEA LA UL Consumer Technology Division. UL is currently the only source for both ZigBee and Thread testing. Apart from these two, UL provides certification test programs for wireless protocols like Bluetooth SIG, OCF, NFC, Wi-Fi Alliance, WBA, and ZigBee
“The Kinetis KW41Z is the industry’s first multi-protocol wireless microcontroller solution. Working with UL for the Thread certification reinforces our claims that the Kinetis KW41Z can support Thread and therefore is a viable solution for IoT product developers,” said Emmanuel Sambuis, Vice President of Microcontrollers and Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors.
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