Ember introduces a network processor version of the same product family for OEMs that prefer to build ZigBee applications using popular third-party microcontrollers (MCUs). ZigBee is a wireless network standard that solves the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensor network applications. The Ember EM260 network processor provides all of the advanced ZigBee wireless networking features and functionality as the company’s EM250 ZigBee-on-a-chip, but in conjunction with application microcontrollers from Atmel, Texas Instruments and others. The EM260 is designed for OEMs who have standardized on a particular microcontroller, or who wish to tap into the ZigBee wireless market quickly without having to rewrite and port their application code to a new platform. The EM260 platform enables a ZigBee-compliant network node, which allows for easier commissioning, management and network sub-segmentation.