Microchip Technology and Google teamed on a reference implementation of the Google PowerMeter API for embedded developers. Embedded designers can use the reference implementation to create products for the measurement and monitoring of energy usage with Microchip’s 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, energy-measurement ICs, Ethernet controllers, and radios for ZigBee and embedded Wi-Fi wireless networking.
Google PowerMeter is a free software tool that allows consumers to view their energy consumption from their iGoogle personalized homepage. Using information from energy-monitoring devices, Google PowerMeter helps consumers to save money and use less electricity. The open-source, standards-based Google PowerMeter API allows device manufacturers to build energy-monitoring products that work with Google PowerMeter.
The Microchip Reference Implementation of the Google PowerMeter API makes it even easier to design the energy-monitoring products. The Reference Implementation demonstrates an energy-monitoring device’s activation, data transmission (wired or wireless) and status messages, providing a template for developers’ own designs.
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