The JenNet-IP evaluation kit allows development of IPv6 Smart Devices for buildings connected to the internet wirelessly
JenNet-IP is the dynamic wireless networking standard for home and building automation. Based on the well established IEEE 802.15.4 2.45GHz low power radio technology, it adds the self healing JenNet tree networking stack, the IETF 6LoWPAN IP layer and “JIP”, a powerful and flexible application layer enabling interoperability between devices. It is initially targeted at Lighting and Home Automation systems where it is rapidly becoming established as the system of choice, with provision for many different types of device, all connecting to the same wireless network. With this solution, every device in the home can have its own IPv6 address, turning the home into a simple extension of the internet and enabling new and exciting innovations to be created in home controls and energy management. The JenNet-IP-EK040 evaluation kit provides all the components needed to allow developers to create these new applications.
The Software Development Kit (SDK) includes a complete toolchain for rapid application development and debug, including C compiler, assembler, GNU Debugger (GDB) and flash programmer. The toolchain is based upon the industry standard GNU tools running on Windows platforms. Additionally, the industry standard Eclipse IDE integrates the tool chain, the RTOS and the stack configuration tool into a development environment that offers maximum customization and collaboration between groups of developers.
Out of the box, the evaluation kit runs a lighting demo which enables LED lamps to be switched and dimmed from the remote control and also from a web interface on the router or through JIP applications on smartphones or tablets.
Also included is an overlay to the Open WRT Linux distribution allowing the development of custom interfaces to JenNet-IP networks.