Sigma Designs provides two different Z-Wave development kits, a Z-Wave Controller Kit and a Z-Wave Embedded Kit. Depending on the Z-wave product being developed customers will need one or both of the kits. Both kits support all worldwide Z-wave frequencies.
Z-Wave Controller Kit is part# RBK-ZW500DEV-CON2 (this kit provides access to Z-Wave® to Z/IP Gateway SDKs including Z-Wave for CE SDK and Z-Ware for Portal SDK ) . The Z-Wave for CE SDK contains all the software building blocks needed to design a Smart Home solution. It shields the developer from the complexity of the Z-Wave protocol, and represents all the devices in the Z-Wave Network as software objects that the developer can easily manipulate. The Z/IP Gateway is included with a host-build environment in Ubuntu Linux, creating targets for the TI BeagleBone Black. The Z/IP Gateway connects to a UZB controller reference design as in default mode, however, all of the 500 series modules and SoCs can be used with the Z-Wave for CE SDK, and SerialAPI binaries are included in the kit. The included Z-Ware C library is offered with an easy-to-understand C API for that allows developers to easily design and/or customize applications. The Z-Ware for Portal SDK contains an evaluation server running on Ubuntu Linux, which combines Z-Ware and Z-Ware Apps with standard technology, such as OpenLDAP and Apache Server, to form a starting point for portal solution developers. The Z-Ware Portal is designed to serve a Z/IP Gateway, such as the Z/IP Gateway from the Z-Wave for CE SDK. All the components of the server are offered as source code, with a build environment for Ubuntu Linux. Access to the SDKs and downloads requires purchase of the Z-Wave Controller Kit and completion of the appropriate Sigma Designs license agreement.
INCLUDED HARDWARE FOR THE CE SDK
• 3x UZB USB Stick Bridge Controller
• 1x E HW – contains EU protocol
• 1x U HW – contains US protocol
• 1x H HW – contains JP protocol
• 1x TI BeagleBone™ Black
INCLUDED HARDWARE FOR RF TESTING AND DE-BUGGING
• 3x ZDB5101 E/U/H dev board
• 1x UZB-S – USB Stick Network-Sniffer (note: this is only included in development kit and not sold individually)
Z-Wave Embedded Kit is part# RBK-ZW500DEV-EMB2 (this kit includes the Z-Wave Base Kit, three Z-Wave regional kits, access to the Z-Wave Protocol SDK and embedded and serial API SDK downloads). To develop custom firmware with the Z-Wave Protocol SDK you will also need version 9.54A of the Keil PK51 compiler (not included in the Z-Wave Embedded Kit). There are several Keil PK51 licensing variations (node locked, dongle upgrade, floating), see link https://www.digikey.com/short/3d9t40 . The Z-Wave Base Kit includes the development platform boards, power supply units, cables, and accessories. There are three frequency variant Z-Wave Regional Kits which consist of Z-Wave reference design modules that are RF-matched for specific regions and module samples that allow for easy prototype development. The Z-Wave Protocol Developer’s Kit (SDK) software consists of Z-Wave libraries that support controller and slave devices, as well as sample code for a broad range of home automation applications. Access to the SDKs and downloads requires purchase of the Z-Wave Embedded Kit and completion of the appropriate Sigma Designs license agreement.
HARDWARE IN THE BASE KIT
• 4 x ZDP03A — Z-Wave development platform
• 4 x Flexi antenna — Antennas for ZDB5xxx
• 4 x USB cable — To connect to ZDP03A
• 1 x Battery pack — To make ZDP03A portable
• 4 x Power supply unit — For ZDP03A
• 1 x UZB-S — USB stick network-sniffer (note: this is only included in development kit and not sold individually)
• 1 x Getting Started with Z-Wave
• 4 x ZM5101
HARDWARE IN THE REGIONAL KITS
Europe*, USA*, Japan* each containing:
• 2 x ZDB5101
• 2 x ZDB5202
• 1 x ZDB5304
• 1 x UZB — USB stick static controller
• 4 x ZM5202
• 4 x ZM5304
may be re-programmed to support additional countries
Sigma Designs License agreements and accessing Z-wave SDKs
In order to access the Z-Wave SDKs referenced in the above kits customers must purchase the appropriate development kit and complete and email the appropriate license agreement to RF.Support@digikey.com to request access. The Z-Wave Controller Kit requires the Controller License Agreement and the Z-Wave Embedded Kit requires the SDK License Agreement.