This KBA deals with getting access to the wireless mesh stacks. If you are looking for information on downloading the stacks, go here.
Silicon Labs is the vendor of choice for OEMs developing Zigbee and Thread networking into their products by providing reliable, low-power, secure, and scalable networking solution for connecting Things to the IoT. The Silicon Labs EmberZNet platform is the most integrated, complete and feature rich Zigbee solution available. While the Silicon Labs Thread platform is a proven IPv6-based mesh networking protocol. Both solutions help accelerate time to market with the most reliable, scalable and advanced Zigbee and Thread software, supported by best-in-class development tools.
Requirements for Stack Access
Access to our wireless mesh stacks requires the purchase of one of our full mesh networking development kits (such as the EFR32 Mighty Gecko Wireless Starter Kit, the EM35x Mesh Networking Development Kit or the Samsung ARTIK 030 Development Kit) or being a contract manufacturer for an existing customer (contact your FAE for these requests).
This does not include non-mesh wireless development kits, like the Flex Gecko or Blue Gecko kits. And unfortunately at this time, the Thunderboards (React, Sense and Sense 2), ETRX Development Kits and the Connected Home Reference Designs do not grant access to our stacks.
It is important for customers to have one of Silicon Labs development kits as they provide a complete mesh networking platform environment to develop and deploy successful ZigBee and Thread applications. With multiple nodes you can develop a complete mesh network and the WSTK development boards provide a full JTAG debugging and programming solution.
Unlocking stack access
First locate your development kit software serial number. The location of the serial number depends on your development kit:
Once you have located the serial number, you can register you kit in one of two ways:
1. In the support portal
Log in to your portal account and register your software serial number at: https://siliconlabs.force.com/KitRegistration
2. In Simplicity Studio
Download and install Simplicity Studio v4.
From the launcher view, the Sign In menu includes a Kit Registration option. Fill in your portal registration information along with your kit serial number.
Downloading the Stacks
Once you have registered your kit, the stacks will be instantly available to you. See this KBA for information on downloading them.
I have bought a Blue Gecko DevKit, and now bought a Mighty Gecko (MGM13P02) that I want a ZigBee protocol on, but I don't want to buy a full more DevKit. I have all the hardware that I need, but need the software.
By policy, our mesh stacks are restricted to customers who have purchased a mesh development kit. If you are unable to complete the mesh kit registration process and believe you should have access to our EmberZNet or Silicon Labs Thread SDKs, please contact your Silicon Labs sales representative for assistance.