Thread for Building Automation

Nordic Semiconductor is a leading provider of multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC). Our commitment to supporting all foundational technologies of the IoT has led us to embrace the KNX IoT specification and its associated open-source software stack, specially developed for small, low-power embedded devices.

We understand the importance of interoperability, efficiency, and security in IoT deployments. That's why we have actively participated in the development of Thread, the low-power and low-latency mesh networking protocol based on IPv6. Thread is specifically designed to ensure reliable interoperability and coexistence across the IoT landscape.

By joining the KNX Association, we reinforce our dedication to delivering reliable, efficient, and secure solutions. We have been at the forefront of Thread technology since the inception of the OpenThread project in 2016 and have great pride in being the first semiconductor company to provide production support for the OpenThread stack. As a next step, we build a working sample for the rapidly evolving KNX IoT space.

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to push the boundaries of connectivity, interoperability, and innovation in the realm of KNX IoT. WithNordic Semiconductor's multiprotocol SoC solutions, you can confidently build reliable and efficient Thread products that cater to the ever-expanding needs of the market.

KNX IoT extends the capabilities of the KNX standard with the power and flexibility of the Internet of Things (IoT). As a result, it allows KNX devices to be integrated with IoT devices and cloud-based services, enabling the creation of advanced smart building automation systems. With the KNX IoT, devices can communicate over IP networks, allowing for greater flexibility in how devices are connected and controlled. The KNX Association provides an open source implementation of the KNX IoT Point API, which enables connectivity between KNX devices through IPv6 and Thread. We integrated it so it works with nRF Connect SDK and our nRF52840 SoC and nRF5340 SoC. You can find our Implementation of KNX IoT over Thread on the NordicPlayground GitHub.