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MSH-101: Which Mesh Protocol is the Right Mesh?

This material is 1 of 2 in the Works With 2021: Mesh Networking.

Everything you need to know about mesh networks and the tools required to accelerate and de-risk the development process.


With so many protocols available to develop IoT devices, it can be difficult to decide which one to use. Even when choosing between only mesh protocols, you’ll find established ones such as Thread, Zigbee, and Z-Wave, and newer ones like Bluetooth Mesh and Wi-SUN.

We review each of these technologies and their capabilities. As always, there are no simple answers as to which is the best because each of these technologies has a future in the world of IoT. Ecosystems, interoperability, and use cases all play a part in helping you decide which technology is best for your application.


46 Minutes

Which Mesh Protocol is the Right Mesh?

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Peter Foy

Principal Engineer/Manager


Christian Cotiga

Manager Wireless Technologies
Silicon Labs

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