Step 1: Order an EM35x Mesh Networking 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 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 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.|
|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.|
Verify If You Need Additional Modules
Thread requires EM358x/9x ICs. If your kit was acquired before February 2015, order EM3588 modules here.
Get up and running quickly with precompiled demos, application notes and examples. Use advanced tools including energy profiling and network analysis to optimize your wireless systems. Choose your software package below.
After plugging in your kit, launch Simplicity Studio and 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
Thread Networking Training
Thread Training CenterWatch All Videos
Thread: Ushering In a New Era of Internet ConnectivityWatch Now
Thread Border Router Quick Start GuideView Quick Start Guide
Getting Started with ThreadView Lecture
Thread ConceptsView Lecture
How to Build a Thread ApplicationView Lecture
Border Router BasicsView Lecture
RF and Manufacturing TestingView Lecture
Mesh Networking Knowledge BaseRead More