Silicon Labs opens Z-Wave specification
The new proposal will allow semiconductor and software suppliers to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future versions, and develop sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks. The Z-Wave Alliance will continue to manage the Z-Wave Certification program for software and hardware.
The new, open Z-Wave Specification is expected to be released in the second half of 2020 and it includes the ITU.G9959 PHY/MAC radio specification, the application layer, the network layer and the host-device communication protocol. The changes will let Z-Wave will become a multi-source, wireless smart home standard developed by a collective working group.