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Murata and Yokogawa to develop wireless communication modules

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Yokogawa Electric have reached an agreement to cooperate in the development of communication modules for field wireless devices used in plants.

Under the terms of this agreement, Yokogawa will license its technology to Murata and Murata will develop the communication modules.

Through this alliance, Murata will be able to expand its communication module business to wireless devices for use in plants and Yokogawa will be able to promote wider acceptance of its field wireless systems based on the ISA100 Wireless™ standard.

ISA100 Wireless, or ISA100.11a, is an industrial wireless networking technology standard developed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). ISA100 Wireless features high reliability, diverse applications, network extendibility, and high compatibility with wired communications standards such as FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus, HART(R), and PROFIBUS.

Through the alliance, Yokogawa will license its ISA100 Wireless communication module technology to Murata for use in the development of wireless communication modules and driver software.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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