The following are recommended Z-Wave resources that provide basic information about Z-Wave technology and features, getting started with the development environment and trying out the Z-Wave sample applications.
Getting Started Guides#
Introduction to development of end devices using the Development Kits, Simplicity Studio and other software tools (e.g., PC Controller, Zniffer) provided by Silicon Labs. Provides guidance for setting up the hardware and software environment, running and debugging a sample application, creating a Z-Wave network, capturing the RF communication frames, and measuring the power consumption.
800 Series Dev Kit
Quick HW overview of the Z-Wave 800 Dev Kit that helps to locate the buttons, LEDs and sensors. Provides the first steps to start development using this board.
800 Series Dev Kit
Describes the steps to quickly get up and running with the Z-Wave 800 Series Development Kit with Unify environment.
'The Basics' Series#
Easy-reading introduction to Z-Wave networking functionality. This document introduces network management, routing and service discovery.
Easy-reading introduction to control application design.
Easy-reading introduction to Z-Wave development. This document introduces the Z-Wave Specifications and how they are to be used. Refer to the other application notes in the "Basics" series for more networking and application specific topics.
Introduction to Device Type and Command Class specification on Association and Lifeline functionality. The document also covers association of Multi-Channel devices.
Easy-reading introduction to Device Type and Command Class specification on Multi Channel functionality. This document introduces basic Multi Channel functionality. Association and Lifeline is introduced in "Z-Wave Association Basics".
Easy-reading introduction to Device Type and Command Class specification on battery support. The document covers WakeUp and FLiRS beaming functionality.
Best practice guidelines for supporting configuration parameters.
Knowledge Article providing step-by-step guidance for performing an Over-The-Air (OTA) update of the application firmware on a Z-Wave 700 series end-device.
Knowledge Article providing step-by-step guidance for performing an Over-The-Air (OTA) update of the application firmware on a Z-Wave 800 series end-device.
Knowledge Article providing step-by-step guidance for performing an Over-The-Wire (OTW) firmware update for Z-Wave 700/800 series controller.