Thread-enabled Texas State Weather Station

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The NXP Thread solution supported on the Kinetis KW2x Cortex M4 Sistem On Chip with integrated 2.4 GHz Transceiver or via the Kinetis K Coretx M4 or Kinetis L Cortex M0+ paired with the new MCR20A 2.4GHz standalone transceiver, is a comprehensive hardware and software offering designed to provide our customers a seamless integration with their new and existing applications. 


Based on the Kinetis Software Development Kit ecosystem and running on a multitude of RTOSes including FreeRTOS and MQX, the NXP Thread solution offers the perfect starting point for creating your first Thread enabled devices.


The Kinetis KW2x MCU is a low power, compact integrated device consisting of a high-performance 2.4 GHz IEEE® 802.15.4 compliant radio transceiver and a powerful ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with connectivity and precision mixed-signal analog peripherals.  KW2x MCU is used to easily enable connectivity based on the IEEE 802.15.4 family of protocols including ZigBee Pro, RF4CE, as well as the Thread Stack.


Thread is a simplified IPv6-based mesh networking protocol developed by industry leading technology companies for connecting products around the home to each other, to the internet and to the cloud. Thread is simple to install, highly secure and scalable to hundreds of devices. Thread is developed on low-cost, low-power 802.15.4 chipsets.


Millions of products that are already in use today will simply require a software update to be Thread-enabled.  The Thread group was established to educate and promote the Thread networking protocol and develop a rigorous, comprehensive certification program for Thread products. This certification program will ensure Thread products are truly inter operable and fully satisfy consumer expectations.