News Archive

Google Nest Wifi is Thread Certified!

Oct 16, 2019 — Both the Google Nest Wifi router and point devices have been Thread Certified and are the newest devices to carry the "Built on Thread" designation.

Silicon Labs' Mighty Gecko EFR32MG12 is Thread Certified with OpenThread

Sep 23, 2019 — The Mighty Gecko EFR32MG12 is a highly integrated wireless SoC featuring an ARM®️ Cortex®️-M4 core and multi-protocol, multiband radio supporting IEEE 802.15.4 (Thread/Zigbee), Bluetooth Low Energy and proprietary RF protocols.

Google Nest Hub Max is Thread Certified!

Sep 9, 2019 — In a major milestone for Thread, the Google Nest Hub Max has been Thread Certified and has become the world's first publicly-available "Built on Thread" device. See the Press Release for more information.

Samsung's Exynos i T100 is Thread Certified with OpenThread

Jun 21, 2019 — The Samsung Exynos i T100 is an IoT connectivity solution for short-range communication through supporting major protocols including Bluetooth 5 Low Energy, Zigbee 3.0 and Thread.

Google I/O 2019

May 17, 2019 — OpenThread partnered with Cloud IoT Core at Google I/O 2019 for a session on enabling CoAP and MQTT, building and deploying code to embedded devices running the OpenThread stack, and creating a simple application to view data and control the devices. Watch the session to learn more.

Cloud IoT Core Codelab added

May 15, 2019 — We've added a new Codelab, Integrating Thread Devices with Cloud IoT Core. Using Docker, Cloud IoT Core and Pub/Sub, learn how to connect a simulated OT RTOS device to a Cloud MQTT server.

Support for Nordic nRF52811 added

May 15, 2019 — The nRF52811 is a Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding SoC with comprehensive protocol support.

Packet Sniffing guide added

Mar 12, 2019 — We've added a Packet Sniffing guide, which shows how to use Wireshark and the Pyspinel sniffer tool with an OpenThread NCP to sniff packets on a Thread network.

OpenThread RTOS released

Mar 7, 2019 — We've released OpenThread RTOS, a new project that integrates OpenThread, LwIP, FreeRTOS, and mbed TLS into a single platform solution. Initial platform support is on the Nordic nRF52840 DK.

Border Router certification guide added

Feb 28, 2019 — We've added a new certification guide that describes how to replicate the Device Under Test (DUT) that the OpenThread team used to certify OTBR. This guide can be used for any NCP-based DUT.

STMicroelectronics STM32WB is Thread Certified with OpenThread

Feb 25, 2019 — STMicroelectronics STM32WB55 Wireless Microcontroller is a dual-core, multi-protocol 2.4GHz MCU System-on-Chip (SoC). The STM32WB5x series supports Bluetooth®5 as well as IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocols covering a wide spectrum of IoT application needs.

OpenThread API Codelab added

Feb 21, 2019 — We've added a new Codelab, Developing with OpenThread APIs. Using real hardware, you'll learn how to program buttons and LEDs, call common OpenThread APIs, and send UDP messages to other devices.

Quality metric dashboards added

Feb 15, 2019 — We've added a number of Data Studio dashboards that cover quality metrics for OpenThread: Performance and Certification, along with a high-level Summary. These dashboards include data from tests for latency, throughput, and certification test cases.

Support for Qorvo QPG6095 added

Feb 6, 2019 — The QPG6095 Zigbee/Thread/BLE Smart Home Communications Controller provides a fully integrated solution for ultra-low power wireless communications for Smart Home sentroller devices. OpenThread running on the Qorvo QPG6095 is a Thread Certified Component.

TI's CC1352 is now Thread Certified with OpenThread

Feb 6, 2019 — The CC1352 device is part of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform which consists of Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy, Sub-1 GHz, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4 and host MCUs. OpenThread running on the TI CC1352 is a Thread Certified Component.

Synopsys' DesignWare IP is Thread Certified with OpenThread

Feb 1, 2019 — The DesignWare® wireless transceiver IP solution for Thread is a compact and ultra-low power silicon IP solution for integration in SoCs. Together with OpenThread, the solution is a Thread Certified Component.

Logging guide added

Jan 31, 2019 — We've added a logging guide that explains the various logging options available in OpenThread, as well as how to enable and view them.

Particle Mesh built on OpenThread

Jan 23, 2019 — Particle's third-generation hardware, Particle Mesh, is built on OpenThread! Particle brings accessible local networking to developers everywhere with their Particle Mesh kits that also include Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support.

Updated Simulation Codelabs

Nov 7, 2018 — Our Simulation Codelab now comes in two versions: one that uses Docker with a ready-to-go pre-built environment and one where you set up the build toolchain yourself on a Mac or Linux machine.

OTBR is now a Thread Certified Component

Nov 5, 2018OpenThread Border Router (OTBR), our open-source implementation of a Thread Border Router, has been certified as a Thread Certified Component on a Raspberry Pi 3B using a Nordic nRF52840 NCP.

OTBR Docker support

Oct 23, 2018 — Docker support has been added to OpenThread Border Router. Run OTBR in a Docker container using either a physical or emulated NCP. See the complete setup guide for more information.

Support for TI CC1352 added

Aug 1, 2018 — The Texas Instruments CC1352 device is part of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform which consists of Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy, Sub-1 GHz, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4 and host MCUs.

Enhanced Feature guides added

Jul 27, 2018 - We've added guides for some of the Enhanced Features provided by OpenThread. These features—such as Child Supervision and Jam Detection—are unique to OpenThread and go above and beyond the Thread Specification, while maintaining full compatibility with Thread. See the Build page for more information.

Google I/O 2018

May 10, 2018 - Check out our OpenThread session from Google I/O 2018, a brief overview of Thread and how developers can quickly build IoT solutions using OpenThread. Or take a look inside the Nest IoT Sandbox, which showcased various OpenThread-supported platforms and Nest products.

Zephyr RTOS adds support for OpenThread

Feb 26, 2018 - The Zephyr™ Project, an open source collaborative effort to build a real-time operating system (RTOS) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that OpenThread has become the first Thread protocol implementation to integrate with the Zephyr RTOS.

Android Things LoWPAN API adds support for OpenThread

Dec 14, 2017 - Android Things has announced support for OpenThread in its Developer Preview 6.1 LoWPAN API. Use a supported OpenThread platform in an NCP design to add Thread networking to your Android Things devices.

Border Router support for BeagleBone Black added

Nov 17, 2017 - OpenThread Border Router now supports BeagleBone Black, a low-cost, open source, community-supported development platform featuring the Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

Support for Microchip ATSAMR21G18A added

Nov 9, 2017 - The Microchip ATSAMR21G18A is an IEEE 802.15.4 compliant single chip that combines an ARM® Cortex®-M0+ based 32-bit microcontroller and best-in-class 2.4GHz RF transceiver.

Nordic's nRF52840 is now Thread Certified with OpenThread

Sep 26, 2017 — Nordic's nRF52840 System-on-Chip (SoC) with 'Dynamic Multiprotocol' feature uniquely supports concurrent Thread and Bluetooth® 5 (Bluetooth low energy) wireless connectivity (eliminating the need to disconnect from one network before connecting with another). See the Press Release for more information.

Qorvo GP712 becomes the first Thread Certified multi-channel IoT transceiver

Sep 11, 2017 — With concurrent support for Thread and ZigBee® on different RF channels, the Qorvo GP712 enables designers to use a single transceiver on their gateway products to simultaneously serve both IEEE 802.15.4 implementations. See the Press Release for more information.

Support for TI CC2652 added

Jul 25, 2017 — The Texas Instruments CC2652 device is part of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform which consists of Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy, Sub-1 GHz, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4 and host MCUs.

Support for Qorvo GP712 added

Jul 11, 2017 — The Qorvo GP712 is an IEEE 802.15.4 multi-stack multi-channel communications controller, enabling the development of fully scalable Thread and ZigBee Smart Home and IoT products.

Border Router released

May 30, 2017 — We’ve released an open-source Border Router for use with OpenThread. A Border Router provides IP connectivity from a 802.15.4 network to networks on other physical layers (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, etc.).

Google I/O 2017

May 17, 2017 — Check out the IoT sandbox video to see our OpenThread wall at Google I/O 2017, with a live demonstration of a Thread network with a Border Router. This network featured 10 nodes (TI CC2538 x2, TI CC2650 x2, NXP KW41Z x2, Nordic nRF52840 x2, Dialog DA15000, and SiLabs EFR32 as a joiner) and 2 Border Routers (Raspberry Pi 3B and NXP Pico-Pi-iMX7D).