I need to create a network with 6LoWPAN, or maybe some others supporting IPv6, and are looking for development kits.

The ones I found are

I would also like input on projects available that I can get some inspiration from. Thank you!


Companies offer development kits that can help developers kick start a 6LoWPAN project or just investigate its capabilities. Sensinode (www.sensinode.com) offers a K210 6LoWPAN Devkit and Atmel (www.atmel.com) provides its 2.4 GHz Evaluation and Starter Kit (ATAVRRZRAVEN) that runs a port of the Contiki 2.2.2 OS, which contains the small uIPv6 stack and SICSlowpan 802.15.4-over-IPv6 compression (http://www.sics.se/contiki). Arch Rock (www.archrock.com) has a PhyNet OEM Development Kit (IE version) that comes configured with the PhyNet IE Engine that lets developers use direct C API calls to the Arch Rock IP/6LoWPAN linkable kernel library to access operating-system services and standard TCP/UDP/IP-based networks. Jennic (www.jennic.com) also offers a 6LoWPAN Network Protocol stack that operates with the company's JN5139 wireless microcontrollers and modules.

You can check tutorials at

  1. http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jwhui/6lowpan.html
  2. http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CC-6LoWPAN
  3. More About 6LoWPAN
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sensinode is only available on TI's CCxxxx parts, so that I knew (as posted in question). Raven is only 2.4GHz, so is Jennic's and archrock's devices. While the tutorials are nice, I would like some more sub GHz solutions \$\endgroup\$ – chwi Sep 27 '12 at 14:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ CC-6LOWPAN-DK-868 Kit is 868/915 MHz development kit...I dont think you will get something at 1 GHz(until you plan to tweak it yourself).IEEE 802.15.4-conformant devices may use one of three possible frequency bands for operation.(868.0-868.6 MHz,902-928 MHz,2400-2483.5 MHz) \$\endgroup\$ – perilbrain Sep 27 '12 at 15:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I said SUB 1GHz, i.e 868/915 MHz for my part \$\endgroup\$ – chwi Sep 27 '12 at 15:13

ZMDI's ZWIR4512. Stuff here: http://www.zmdi.com/products/rfid-wireless/zwir4512/

  • \$\begingroup\$ Please add some details here; when that link dies your answer becomes useless. \$\endgroup\$ – stevenvh Oct 1 '12 at 9:40

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