Ember has added an entry-level development kit to its toolkit portfolio to offer customers a range of options for quick design of ZigBee wireless networking capabilities into their products. The Ember JumpStart Developer Kit enables OEMs and systems integrators to accelerate proof-of-concept prototypes for embedded low-power, low-data rate wireless networking applications. The JumpStart kit includes both hardware and software, and works with multiple third-party microcontrollers. The hardware package consists of six Ember development boards, a serial cable, antennae and batteries. The software package includes Ember’s EmberZNet™ networking stack, which incorporates an easy application programming interface (API) that shields customers from the intricacies of ZigBee networking, letting them focus on their embedded applications.