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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).

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