Mesh Networking for the Connected Home
Thread is a low-power, secure and scalable IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol based on proven standards. Silicon Labs is a founding board member of the Thread Group with numerous successful customer deployments of mesh networking solutions based on 802.15.4 and zigbee®.
Reliable, Scalable and Upgradeable
Built on IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN as a foundation, Thread provides a self-healing mesh networking solution for over 250 nodes. Silicon Labs supports a software upgrade path to Thread for today’s 802.15.4 and zigbee devices and a software and hardware development platform for multi-node development, monitoring, debugging and system performance analysis.
Secure, Interoperable, Low-Power
Thread addresses the growing market need for a secure, IP-based mesh networking solution and provides support for sleepy nodes, allowing years of operation from a single battery.
Mesh Networking System-on-Chip (SoC)
|Family||MCU Core||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||GPIO||Output Power Range (dBm)||USB||Development Kit||Protocol Support|
|EFR32MG NEW||ARM® Cortex®-M4||256 - 1024||32 - 256||16-31||-30 to +19.5||No||SLWSTK6000B|
|EM358x||ARM Cortex-M3||512 -256||64 - 32||24||-55 to +8 (boost)||Yes||EM35x-DEV or EM35x-DEV-IAR|
|EM359x||ARM Cortex-M3||512 - 256||64 - 32||32||-55 to +8 (boost)||Yes||EM35x-DEV or EM35x-DEV-IAR|
Mesh Networking Module
Featured Development Kits
Mighty Gecko Starter Kit
Because it supports mesh (Thread / zigbee), Bluetooth® Smart and proprietary networks, the Mighty Gecko starter kit is capable of being the development platform for all protocol stacks.
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