Microsemi, D-Link to provide IoT smart alarm detector

Microsemi Corp. (Nasdaq: MSCC) and D-Link have combined to develop D-Link´s mydlink® Smart Alarm Detector (DCH-S165), the companies said.

The Wi-Fi based detector monitors and identifies the sounds of standard UL-certified smoke or carbon monoxide alarms using Microsemi´s ZL38062 sound classifier audio processor as the primary integrated circuit of the device.

Leveraging the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology, mydlink Smart Alarm Detector plugs into an electrical outlet to create an integrated home safety solution, without the cost and inconvenience of installing new smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.

Utilizing Microsemi´s system-on-chip (SoC) audio processor inside the Smart Alarm Detector´s wall plug, the device detects the sound of an industry standard T3 smoke alarm or T4 carbon monoxide alarm and passes that detection flag to an app notifying the homeowner or alarm monitoring company. This enables homes without Wi-Fi enabled alarms to avoid undergoing expensive home rewiring and/or alarm replacement (of approximately USD100 each) by simply plugging this module into the wall as a simple addition to the existing detector network.

D-Link provides connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers.

Microsemi offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets.