“The latest issue of Silicon Labs’ (also known as “Silicon Technology”) Internet of Things Heroes has a special interview with Mr. Liu Hongwei from Shenzhen FeiBee Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Feibe and Silicon Labs have joined forces and have been working together to promote Zigbee smart home applications in recent years.
The latest issue of Silicon Labs’ (also known as “Silicon Technology”) Internet of Things Heroes has a special interview with Mr. Liu Hongwei from Shenzhen FeiBee electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Feibe and Silicon Labs have joined forces and have been working together to promote Zigbee smart home applications in recent years. Since its establishment, the company has locked the Zigbee standard as the core technology. It can be said that it is a pioneer in the research and development of Zigbee smart home products in China. It uses Silicon Labs’ EFR32 wireless multi-protocol platform to create a variety of Zigbee modules and gateways that meet international standards. Middleware provides intelligent product docking services for hundreds of lighting, security, electrician, and smart lock manufacturers around the world, and the product quality is highly recognized. Welcome to click “read the original text” to watch the full interview content on the Silicon Labs Chinese online forum.
Mr. Liu Hongwei, CEO of Shenzhen Feibi Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Please tell us about your experience and unique ideas in the IoT market, design
Liu Hongwei: I don’t dare to talk about the Internet of Things, but only talk about the Internet of Things applications under the three application scenarios of smart home, smart apartment and hotel that Fibi is currently focusing on. The commonality of these three scenarios:
The value of an open standard protocol is greater than that of a closed private protocol
The edge is as important as the cloud
In the long run, the ecological value is stronger than the single product value
Please tell us about Fibi’s culture and characteristics, as well as its unique strategy in the IoT market
Liu Hongwei: Feibe was established in 2010. It has been in the field of IoT wireless sensor network for nearly ten years. We have always regarded Zigbee technology as the core. In the past few years, Feibe has been making arrangements with traditional industries. The win-win cooperation provides traditional manufacturers with a series of intelligent module access services; on the other hand, it is cooperating with industries such as real estate, apartments, hotels, etc., to provide cloud, edge, and terminal based on the needs of application scenarios. A one-stop smart home system delivery solution. In 2019, FeiBee will continue to increase investment in research and development, marketing, etc., and conduct in-depth cooperation with more types of brands, operators, and developers to expand the application of our intelligent scenario solutions to the market.
Please tell us about Feibi’s IoT product features and application advantages
Liu Hongwei: As a state-level high-tech enterprise focusing on the application and promotion of Zigbee technology, Feibie provides intelligent product docking for hundreds of lighting, security, electrician, and smart lock manufacturers around the world with Zigbee modules and gateway middleware that meet international standards. Service, we have accumulated many years of experience in the application layer, and in the future will make products more in-depth and penetrate into various application scenarios, such as smart homes, smart hotels, smart apartments and other fields. At present, FeiBee accounts for more than 70% of technical R&D personnel, and has sufficient technical capabilities to support a one-stop delivery system for smart homes, providing global customers with a complete set of services and support for cloud, pipe, edge, and end.
Feibit has developed a series of “Intelligent Core Modules” based on Silicon Labs’ Zigbee platform. For related product information, please visit: http://www.feibit.com/wangguan.html
Which solutions do you use from Silicon Labs? What specific functional benefits does it bring to the product?
Liu Hongwei: FeiBee focuses on Zigbee’s smart home solutions, using a full range of EFR32 products including Zigbee single-mode and Zigbee/BLE dual-mode chips. Due to the abundance of Silicon Labs related products, strong platform portability, high stability, and rich ecology, our design cycle has been greatly improved and the market can be quickly launched; its radio frequency parameters and power consumption parameters have obvious advantages compared with other products on the market, and guarantee The market competitiveness of the product!
Explore more product information and technical documentation for the Silicon Labs EFR32 Zigbee platform: https://cn.silabs.com/products/wireless/mesh-networking/zigbee
What made you choose Silicon Labs as your ideal semiconductor partner?
Liu Hongwei: First of all, Silicon Labs is the world’s leading supplier of chips, software and solutions. Its leading technological advantages have won many awards in the fields of IoT, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer electronics and automobiles. As a Zigbee chip industry One of the top technology companies in China, Silicon Labs’ annual Zigbee chip shipments account for a huge share of the global market. At the same time, the Zigbee chip solution based on Silicon Labs has an absolute advantage in the application of the smart home field. It not only has good compatibility and strong stability, but also supports the latest Zigbee 3.0 standard, which can well meet the needs of market development.
This time, I am fortunate to be a partner of Silicon Labs. In the future, Fibi will further complement the technical advantages of Silicon Labs and provide customers with intelligent solutions with better experience, thereby promoting the rapid development of the IoT industry.
Please explain your views on the subsequent development of the Internet of Things and analyze the future market appearance
Liu Hongwei: There will be three major development trends in the future IoT market:
The scenarios will be further subdivided, and the corresponding chip requirements will become diversified.
The industry communication standard will be the highest point in the industry. Zigbee/BLE Mesh will be on the same level within two years, but they will all have their own share of the scene, and there will be no take-all in the full sense.
At this stage, vertically-integrated companies targeting the pain points of sub-industries will grow rapidly, while platform-based companies will truly win out within 3-5 years.