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6LowPan on the Edison

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

Is it possible to use 6LowPan on the Edison?

Thanks

C.

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Juan_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi conor100,

The bcm43341 wireless chipset does not have IEEE 802.15.4 capabilities and 6LoWPAN is IPV6 over this standard.

Regards,

 

JPMontero_Intel

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Juan_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi conor100,

The bcm43341 wireless chipset does not have IEEE 802.15.4 capabilities and 6LoWPAN is IPV6 over this standard.

Regards,

 

JPMontero_Intel
MV__N
Beginner
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Hi JPMontero_Intel,

I have just searched in https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Broadcom https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Broadcom and found that BCM43341 supported Bluetooth 4.0. And according to openwrt, they can run 6lowpan with USB4.0 dongle.

https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/bluetooth.6lowpan https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/bluetooth.6lowpan

So I think the hardware is not the problem here.

According to https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/blogs/663/6lowpan-for-bluetooth-low-energy-on-openwrt/ Blogs - Nordic Developer Zone,

From kernel 3.17, Linux has supported 6LoWPAN for Bluetooth low energy (BLE) through the new kernel module bluetooth_6lowpan

So if Intel can release a new Yocto or Ubilinux with newer kernel version, we can add bluetooth_6lowpan to Intel Edison.

Actually, I can use Raspberry Pi3 (which is running BCM43438 supported BT 4.1) as a 6lowpan solution. However, Intel Edison is much smaller and pretty good appearance.

Sadly, Intel doesn't provide any officially github for kernel source code and update it continuously as the trending software nowadays.

Best regards,

Mao

Juan_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi Mao,

Actually the kernel is being updated publicly in the following site https://github.com/01org/edison-linux https://github.com/01org/edison-linux. The information in this site is currently the only we have available.

Regards,

 

-JPMontero_Intel
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