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Embedded Wireless Networks with 6LoWPAN: A study of Texas Instruments' low-power wireless kit using 6LoWPAN
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a study of the wireless embedded Internet implemented with a standardized set of protocols called 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low-power Wireless Personal Area Networks). 6LoWPAN enables efficient and adaptable use of IP in networks with low power and low bandwidth.

Such a network is set up consisting of an Edge Router and two nodes called CC1180DB from Texas Instruments. A program called NanoHost Example was downloaded and run on the boards making them send data packages with amongst else the current RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) value.

With a PC connected to the network, a program called NodeView was used to receive the data. NodeView is a product from Sensinode based on tabs that gives the user possibility to add and program a new tab.

A new tab was created in NodeView, showing the received RSSI data in a graph as function of time. The program worked well and the data was reasonable compared to two indicator LED’s on the board.

The conclusion is that 6LoWPAN and the associated software and libraries provide a relatively easy way to build long-lasting low power wireless networks. The technology has an endless number of possible applications for industry and individuals to use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 28 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2012:113
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98697OAI: diva2:538746
Subject / course
Electronic- and Computer Systems
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Microelectronics
Available from: 2012-07-02 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2012-07-02Bibliographically approved

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