Thread Software

Comprehensive Thread software to build Thread certified products

Thread certified component

Supporting software development for the smart home

Thread networks are simple to install, highly secure, scalable to hundreds of devices and developed to run on low-power IEEE 802.15.4 devices. We offer a complete Thread certified solution with our nRF52840 wireless SoC and the accompanying nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee. The SDK takes a full advantage of multi-protocol capabilities of nRF52840 SoC by offering support for concurrent Thread/Zigbee and Bluetooth® Low Energy operation. The SDK includes a broad selection of drivers, libraries, examples and SoftDevice, for the nRF52840.

Nordic supports Thread product developments with the nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC and the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee. This solution brings the benefits of Thread and Bluetooth 5 into a single chip design.

Software overview
The nRF5 SDK for Thread is built on the proven OpenThread stack released by Nest and the S140 for Bluetooth connectivity.  The nRF5 SDK for Thread takes a full advantage of multi-protocol capabilities of nRF52840 SoC by offering support for concurrent Thread/Zigbee and Bluetooth® Low Energy operation. The SDK includes a broad selection of drivers, libraries, examples and SoftDevice, for the nRF52840.

Tools
To further easy development Nordic offers software for a border router based on nRF52840 and a Raspberry PI. This makes it easy to get started to create internet connected Thread networks.

 

Thread features and performance

We offer a complete Thread certified solution with the nRF52840 wireless SoC and accompanying nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

Thread Highlights topologies Multi-protocol
Self-healing network 250 kbps max (point to point) Protocol concurrency
Open standards 250+ network nodes Bluetooth 5 / Thread
IPv6 Routers, end devices, sleepy end devices  
No single point of failure Advanced network topologies  

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

Thread networks with Bluetooth connectivity

The nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee offers a complete solution for these two popular mesh networking standards in conjunction with Bluetooth low energy connectivity. It takes advantage of the multiprotocol capabilities of nRF52840 SoC by supporting concurrent Bluetooth® Low Energy operation with Thread or Zigbee.

Bluetooth offers unparalleled, ubiquitous connectivity, especially in mobile devices. Both Thread and Zigbee have robust mesh networking capabilities together with strong security options.
Together with the nRF52840 SoC, this SDK offers a flexible solution for sensor devices and networks in in industry and the home

Thread and Zigbee products

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nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee is a complete solution  for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0 certified products. It utilizes the the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52840 wireless SoC. This enables single-chip application development supporting both Bluetooth Low Energy and Thread or Zigbee, concurrently. 

nRF Thread topology monitor

nRFThread topology monitor is a cross-platform desktop tool that enables developers to visualize Thread mesh network topology in real time.

nRF Thread Topology Monitor uses diagnostic mechanisms of the Thread protocol to retrieve information about routing tables of each Thread Router currently attached to the network. The tool can also identify a particular device in the network using LEDs by interacting with the Thread BSP solution. You may assign a custom label to a Thread node and store it in persistent memory on the PC side, which helps to track topology changes.

nRF52840 SoC

High-end nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoC for high-performance, feature-rich applications with best-in-class security.

64 MHz Cortex-M4F
1 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM
2.4 GHz Transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
ANT, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM, ARM CryptoCell
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S, QSPI
PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC-A
USB 2.0

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