The kit contains all the components required for developers to get started designing Thread-based networks. OpenThread is an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol, itself a low-power, IPv6-addressable, self-healing mesh network with advanced security implemented at the networking layer. The protocol provides secure, distributed short-range radio frequency (RF) networks for the IoT market and connected products for wireless industrial applications.
The OpenThread Sandbox development kit comprises a USB- or coin cell battery-powered hardware development board based on Dialog’s Thread-capable 802.15.4 SmartBond system-on-chip (SoC), which can be accessed over UART and JTAG with no additional external hardware. Dialog’s SmartSnippets software development kit (SDK), as well as software tooling and documentation in the kit, provide an environment to contribute to OpenThread software development available through the GitHub repository.