Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What Is Thread?

Aug 18, 2017
 

Thread is an IPv6-based, closed-documentation, royalty-free[networking protocol for IoT smart home automation devices. Thread works on a local wireless mesh network and was designed to connect and control products in the home.

Most of today’s technologies rely on a single device to communicate with products around the home. If that device fails, then the whole network goes down. Since many devices in the home need to stay connected 24/7, they end up draining battery life quickly. Today’s technologies can also be challenging to set up. 

Designed to be user-friendly, support a wide variety of products for the home and be energy efficient, Thread is being used in appliances, access and climate control, energy management, lighting, safety, and security.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread_(network_protocol)

http://threadgroup.org/About

See other Tech 101 posts from Symmetry Electronics:

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is Zigbee?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is LoRa?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is GNSS?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is Cat-M1?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is IoT?



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