Step 1: Order an EM35x Mesh Networking Development Kit

Ember ZigBee Development Kit
ICs (stack embedded), development kits and other programming and debugging tools can be purchased below or through Silicon Labs' worldwide sales channels.

 

 

Kit Part Number Description Buy Now
EM35x Development Kit (IAR Trial Version) EM35X-DEV Development kit with EM358x system-on-chip (SoC) based development, includes a 30-day trial license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. EM35x Series Development Kit (IAR Embedded Workbench Trial Version)
EM35x Development Kit (IAR Full License) EM35X-DEV-IAR Development kit with EM358x system-on-chip (SoC) based development, includes a full stand-alone Cortex-M3 license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. EM35x Series Development Kit (IAR Embedded Workbench Cortex-M Standalone License)
EM35x Breakout Board EM35X-BBRD The Ember EM35x Breakout Board serves as a test bed for network hardware and applications. Each Breakout Board has an associated EM35x Module, which can be deployed as a node within a network application. EM35x Breakout Board
Thread Border Router RD-0004-0201 A Thread Border Router is a key component of a Thread protocol-based system and is responsible for key functions including; commissioning end devices or nodes, bridging Thread networks to the Internet and other IP-based networks and end-points and connecting external devices such as mobile phones to the Thread-based Home Area Network (HAN). This is an add-on to the EM35x Kit above. Thread Border Router Reference Design


Verify If You Need Additional Modules​​​​

Thread requires EM358x/9x ICs. If your kit was acquired before February 2015, order EM3588 modules here.

 

Part Number Description Buy Now
EM3588-MLR-AN-C EM3588 module with antenna and +20 dBm output power EM3588 module with antenna and +20 dBm output power
EM3588-M-AN-C EM3588 module with antenna and +8 dBm output power EM3588 module with antenna and +8 dBm output power


Step 2: Register Kit on the Support Portal

You must be a registered user of the Silicon Labs Technical Support Portal and the EM35x Development Kit must be registered to obtain support and download the latest Silicon Labs development software and stacks.

Step 3: Download and Install

Open Package Manager in the left upper corner (green downward arrow under the menu bar). Select the desired stacks and download them. Visit the package manager regularly for updates.

Step 4: Explore Thread Development Training and Videos

Explore Thread Videos

Thread Training: Overview Part 1- What is it?

Thread Training: Overview Part 1- What is it?

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Thread Training: Overview Part 2- What makes it special?

Thread Training: Overview Part 2- What makes it special?

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Thread Training: Overview Part 3- How does it compare?

Thread Training: Overview Part 3- How does it compare?

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